Category: Sallux publications
Subtitle: Reflections on families as the cornerstone of society. By Nicola Speranza.
For a long time, people held this truth to be self-evident. However, in recent decades, the institution of the family has been too often neglected, caricatured, and criticized to the point that it is now commonly perceived as a mere constraint to indivi- dual self-ful lment or as an uncomfortable inheritance from our communitarian and paternalistic past. As a result, individual attitudes towards forming and or being part of a family have shifted dramatically and the implications are before everyone s eyes: fewer marriages, decreasing birth-rates, increasing loneliness and so on. That families are the cornerstone of society seems no longer to be self-evident. This is why we felt the need and urgency to reafirm the overwhelming empirical evidence in support of the key role of strong families in building flourishing societies. This publication has been edited by Nicola Speranza
Nicola Speranza is the Secretary General of the Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe (FAFCE), an organisation headquartered in Brussels, which represents 23 Family organisations, is a member of the EU Fundamental Rights Platform and holds a participatory Status with the Council of Europe, habilitate to submit collective complaints to the European Committee of Social Rights. Before a traineeship at the EU Delegation to the OECD and the UNESCO in Paris, Nicola Speranza graduated in International Relations and European Affairs at the Catholic University of Paris and at the Institute of Political Sciences of Strasbourg (Sciences Po Strasbourg), holding a bachelor s degree in History from the European University of Rome.