The European Large Families Confederation (ELFAC) was formally constituted in 2004, gathering Large Families Associations across Europe. This Confederation represents more than 50 millions of European citizens who belong to the nearly 9 million large families.
The idea of ELFAC was launched in the I European Large Families Conference that took place in Madrid (Spain) on 2 November 2002, and the decisive part of its Statutes were agreed upon at a meeting held in Brussels (Belgium) on 25 October 2003.
The foundation meeting of ELFAC was held on the occasion of the II European Large Families Conference in Lisbon (Portugal) in 2004. The III Conference took place in Gyor (Hungary) on 2006; the IV in Barcelona (Spain) in 2008; the V in Rimini (Italy) in 2010 and the VI in Tartu (Estonia) in 2012.