Colibri is a pan-European federation of associations devoted to promoting the fundamental rights of children and parents after divorce or separation. Colibri was born of the express and will of the various associations of for separated or divorced parents. Our intention is to produce shareable results and herald positive and desirable social growth across Europe
Our mission is to bring humanity and respect to the confrontations faced by separating families, while demonstrating care and consideration for all parties involved. The external dimensions of the phenomenon of separated families call for a response and sense of urgency which, to date, has been insufficiently met by individual countries.
Colibri’ s aim is to support the social evolution of the European countries by:
- Protecting the concept of “childhood”, while giving new vigor and dignity to the primary relations between the natural parents and their children,
- Redefining the values which guide the specialists who assist families during the separation or divorce proceedings (judges, lawyers, mediators, psychologists, and child protection specialists).
We believe that by joining the forces, we will be able to find solutions to the main themes in the area of divorce parents with children: the exercise of the parental responsibility and the right sizing of the contact time with children.
It is the ambition of Colibri to approach these matters on an ‘interactive’ basis by sharing the best practices and by coordinating the actions among the members of the association. Our strategy is to incrementally adjust and modify the national legislation and jurisprudence in the countries where they negatively affects the separating parents and their children. This will be achieved by each national organization working inside their national boundaries with their respective national authorities.
Colibri will offer an overview of the situation inside each individual country of Europe. Thus is best placed to open up a dialogue with European policy makers (EU Commission, EU Parliament etc). Thus, at a European level we propose to open a qualified dialogue with European institutions because we believe that it is no longer possible to confront the phenomenon of separated families and the difficulties they face purely on national basis.
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