Make Mothers Matter at the European Union

The EU delegation focuses on supporting and empowering mothers and highlighting how their contribution at social and economic levels matters for Europe’s future development.

Through the experience and knowledge of its European member associations at the national level, MMM listens to mothers in Europe and gives them a voice at European Institutions.

MMM advocacy work at the European Union

The Delegation works to influence European policies and legislation to bring about positive changes in the lives of mothers

Our priorities for the new Commission & Parliamentary Term 2019 to 2024

Recognition of the value of unpaid family care work in Gender Equality. Investing in mothers within the European Child Guarantee initiative.

Circular Economy

Our Delegation is in charge of the communication of the EU research project on circular economy CIRC4Life.

EU Projects

MMM : partner in European Research projects

Maternal Health: An important topic for women in Europe

Human rights in childbirth, access to quality maternity services and maternal mental health is what we promote in Europe.

What matters to mothers in Europe

The results of the survey conducted in 2011 with the participation of 12'000 mothers across Europe still guide the delegation's advocacy work

Mothers and Peace

Mothers are in the first line of defence to promote a culture of peace and prevent the radicalization of their children.

Reconciliation of work and family life

Enabling mothers and fathers to better reconcile work and family responsibilities remains a key priority for the European Delegation

News from the MMM European Delegation

Social Platform & EU Social Summit host Flagship Conference

15.07.21

The Social Platform, of which Make Mothers Matter is a member, recently held its annual Flagship Conference "Building Social Europe". This was an official side event of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council

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#RaiseAPen campaign passes important milestones at European Parliament

06.07.21

Our campaign, aimed at supporting Afghan women’s pressing request to a continued right to education, passed two important milestones at the European Parliament recently.

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Zero Waste Living – #CHANGE begins at Home

01.07.21

Sylvie Droulans, a Belgian mother of two, is a zero waste activist with an interesting story about her sustainable living journey. In this interview, she tells us how she reduced her household waste to a single

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Recommendation on European Child Guarantee adopted

30.06.21

Make Mothers Matter welcomes the newly adopted Council Recommendation establishing a European Child Guarantee that aims at reducing the number of children at risk of poverty and social exclusion within the Unio

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Why women in retirement age deserve EU’s attention – MMM’s answer to the EU Public Consultation on Ageing and Demographic Change

28.05.21

The resulting Public Consultation initiative aims at gathering feedback from stakeholders on the challenges and opportunities of demographic ageing, taking a life-cycle approach based on intergenerational solid

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AFAMMER awarded EESC Civil Solidarity Prize

21.05.21

In 2020, The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) launched a one-off contest as an alternative to the annual EESC Civil Society Prize, to recognise  “those who have gone above and beyond the call of

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