Family & Work-life balance
Working parents are often struggling to achieve the balance between work and their family life.
Family-policies need to ensure an efficient work-life balance by providing paid leaves to parents and carers, accessible and affordable childcare facilities, and flexible working arrangements.
Above all, parents should be granted the freedom to decide how they want to organise their work-life balance.
Brussels, the 12th of February 2024 On the 8th March, Irish citizens will be voting in referendums to amend parts of its constitution. Two amendments will be on the ballot on International Women's Day, with one of them possibly
European Parliament Resolution on reducing inequalities and promoting social inclusion in times of crisis for children and their families
Brussels, the 24th of November On Tuesday, November 21, 2023, during the Plenary Session in Strasbourg, the majority of parliamentarians voted in favour of the initiative on "Reducing Inequalities and Promoting Social Inclusion in Times of Crisis for Children
PRESS RELEASE | FAFCE Autumn Board Meeting | Young people and mental health: families as their best allies
Brussels, the 27th of October 2023 A high level seminar at The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), the blessing of a St. Joseph statue and the discussion on the current state of family policies have been at the
The Council approves conclusions on interconnection between mental health and employment, with a focus on precarious work
Brussels, 10th of October 2023 FAFCE welcomes yesterday’s Council publication of the first-ever conclusions on the interconnection between mental health and employment, with a focus on precarious work. On 9th October 2023, the Council, under the Spanish Presidency, has
6th of July 2023 On the 27th of June, FAFCE attended the High-Level Policy Expert Workshop organised online by Population Europe in the frame of the “Towards a Resilient Future of Europe” (FutuRes) project, with the support of the
14th of March 2023 Long-term changes are having a profound effect on the lives of Europeans. The European Commission therefore includes in its work an effort to embed strategic foresight: "Foresight is the discipline of exploring, anticipating and shaping
IV Convention of the European Network of Family-Friendly Municipalities: “Innovating roots: Working for future generations”
Brussels, 7th of March 2023 FAFCE had the pleasure to participate last week in the IV Convention of the European Network of Family-Friendly Municipalities: “Innovating roots: Working for future generations” organised by the European Large Families Confederation (ELFAC). The
19 August 2022, Since August 2nd, all EU Member States must transpose the 2019 Work-Life Balance Directive in their national legislations, which introduces new standards for the work-life balance of carers with parental leaves and flexible working arrangements: 4
4th of April 2022, On the 24th of March 2022, The European Commission introduced at the European Parliament its “European Care Strategy”, to improve the lives of carers and their dependants. The Commission was represented by Commission Vice-President for Democracy
The European Parliament recalls the heavy work of caregivers during the pandemic and their risk to poverty
22nd of February 2022, Last week, the European Parliament adopted two resolutions on the difficult consequences of the pandemic on European families. The texts stressed the obstacles faced by caregivers, especially mothers, in the workplace, and the rise in