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.

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

A new Irish legislation for mandatory inquests into maternal deaths
“Remaking the Fabric of Care”

25.01.23

A new Act, the Coroners (Amendment) 2019 Act, was passed in full and enacted at the beginning of 2020. This law makes reporting and inquests into all maternal deaths mandatory. It also allows Coroners to go bey

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Ensure Universal Access to Maternal healthcare in the European Union

18.12.22

The European Child Guarantee and universal maternal healthcare in Europe: the essential role of maternal health in the first 1000 days of child development

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Single Mothers within the European Union

14.12.22

Despite the growing number of families headed by a single parent, single parents remain one of the most vulnerable groups when it comes to poverty, housing and energy deficits, and health challenges.

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MMM seeks academic partner for new EU Survey

06.12.22

We are searching for an academic partner for an EU survey on issues concerning mothers to be used as a lever for change.

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MMM Response to the EU Care Strategy

18.11.22

We need care when we are very young or very old, experiencing sickness or disability and the people who provide this care are indispensable actors in European economies and societies.

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In search of a cure for PCOS
The SPIOMET4Health project

30.09.22

MMM is participating in an EU project, SPIOMET4Health, which aims at providing a treatment for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), a leading cause of infertility, while raising awareness about the prevalence of t

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