Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe

EU Consultation on Balance between Family Life and Work: have your say !


The European Commission has launched a public consultation on “Possible action addressing the challenges of work-life balance faced by working parents and caregivers”. The aim is to gather views on the development and implementation of a range of possible tools at the EU-level to support work-life balance.

The background of the consultation is a Roadmap published by the European Commission in August 2015for the initiative ‘A new start to address the challenges of work-life balance faced by working families’ to replace the 2008 Commission proposal to revise the 1992 Maternity Leave Directive. The European Commission states that “the objective for this initiative included in the 2016 Commission Work Programme is to increase the participation of women in the labour market by improving the current EU legal and policy framework and adapting it to today's labour market to allow for working parents and people with dependent relatives to better balance family and work life, allow for a greater sharing of care responsibilities between women and men, and to strengthen gender equality.”

The consultation is open to all EU Citizens until 17 February 2016. It is available in all 23 EU languages.

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