Platform for European Fathers (PEF) is cross-national non-governmental organization (NGO), based in Brussels, Belgium, as a federation of national organizations, who have been co-operating on equal parenting, involved fatherhood, gender equality and men’s and fathers’ civil rights across European borders. PEF is transparent and supportive network, aimed at giving a voice to member organizations at the European policy level, monitoring family law and policies. It can be characterized as a vehicle to facilitate equality of parenting for fathers and mothers, to promote of shared parenting and involved fatherhood to all 27 EU countries. While aiming to European level PEF is also sensitive to the needs of each member country.

Current initiatives:                                                                                                                  Just accepted a new member organisation from Denmark more                                             Our Cross-border Custody Help Line info

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7 Responses to Home

  1. Beatruce says:

    Graag membership

  2. Augustus Edeha says:

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I have a son with a German woman and we were married for about 3 years after which we were divorced. I only saw my son 2 years long after which she refused me seeing my son again, .my son is now 19 years old and cannot see him due to racism i have been denied seeing my son. Please I need help.

    Augustus Edeha

  3. Willenberg tobias says:

    Hello Fathers.
    I am right now in process of divorce and decision about visit time and also who will take care of my and my still wife 2 years old son. I send you request for beeing part of court process. first date about visit time decision in front of court is now 10.03.15.
    I ask because I want to show how the German court decide in such cases.

  4. Hallo Väter,
    ich war 2014 in der Situation, das ich wegen seelischen und körperlichen Übergriffe sofort Hilfe benötigt hätte. Kein Väternotruf und weißer Ring konnten mir Helfen, da es kein Männerhaus in Oberbayern gibt.
    Erst ein richterlicher Beschluss und der Einsatz von der Polizei vor den Augen meines Sohnes, konnten die Gewaltanwendung von meiner seelischen Kranken Ehefrau beenden.
    Ihr amtlicher Betreuer hat auf den richterlichen Beschluss überhaupt nicht adäquat reagiert.
    Ich bin für den Ausbau der Soforthilfemassnahmen für Väter mit Kindern. Dringend sofort, sowie Umsetzung der Gleichstellung von alleinerziehenden Vätern.

  5. Bonusmama says:

    Hallo liebe Eltern,
    wie ihr selbst erfahren musstet ist das Familienrecht in Deutschland veraltet und nimmt den Kindern nach der Trennung häufig einen Elternteil.
    Ihr könnt jetzt zeigen, dass ihr euch eine modernes Familienrecht wünscht und möchtet, dass Kinder gesund mit beiden Eltern aufwachsen können.

    Dazu gibt es eine Petition im Bundestag, die fordert, dass die Doppelresidenz als Leitbild endlich auch in Deutschland umsetzen wird:

    Bis Ende Februar 2019 werden 50.000 Stimmen benötigt. 14.000 sind schon eingegangen.

    Dear Parents,

    please support our fight for shared parenting in Germany:


    Even as a foreign you can vote for the right of children to life with both parents, in two homes after divorce. In Germany a lot of children lose one parent after separation.

  6. Kris Ameryckx says:


    Does a likewise organisation that fights against the fact that a lot of fathers do not see their children or better stated: their children never stay with the father even while the Judge of the Court for Family Matters has decided a temporary verdict agreed by the divorcing parents in which a specific arrangement that states clearly when the children will be with the father and when by the mother.

    But even the statements in this verdict, the mother does not execute or does not comply with the statements which is illegal and prosecutable and refuses to respect the time the father has been assigned by the court to be with his children?
    This refusal is systematically, and even after the father has already put more than 10 complaints at the police
    who then draw up a police report and then summon the mother to come to the police office because the father has filed a complaint against his ex-partner because she does not apply the statements about the agreement when the children are assigned to the father and when to the mother as stated in the verdict of the Family Court. She needs to explain why she did not respect these statements in the verdict which she agreed.
    What happens? The mother denies that this is the case and the children stayed with the father or she declares that she does not want to give an explanation or she makes up another lie that the children were crying they had to spend time with the father. The only thing the police does is note her explanation and she can go without any consequence. The complaint of the father and the explanation of the mother are being send to the judicial prosecution service, which then decides whether the father’s complaint will be dropped or not. The father’s complaint is almost always dropped, because there is no time to deal with complaints of this kind that do not have the same priority as “serious crimes”.

    Thus the mother is allowed to violate the rights of the father and is not punished for this. Justice? Forget it.

    Is there an organisation or service or network IN BELGIUM, FLANDERS REGION which can support father’s with links to associations, that shares other likewise cases and references
    to jurisdiction concerning this injustice?

    Please fast feedback!

    Best regards

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