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.
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
FAFCE addresses the motherhood and parental pay gap in a public consultation on pay transparency measures
20 October 2021, FAFCE welcomed the recent Commission’s proposal for a directive on pay transparency measures to tackle the difference of pay between men and women. FAFCE endorsed the Commission’s will to “strengthen the application of the principle of
Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly calls for supporting parents in the prevention of child poverty and the post-pandemic socio-economic crisis
6 July 2021, On the 22nd of June 2021, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted two Reports and Resolutions at the Summer Session, focusing on the socio-economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. A Resolution on
5 July 2021 On June 30th, 2021, the European Commission published its long-awaited Long-Term Vision for Rural Areas, which outlines the Commission’s strategy for developing Europe’s rural regions. The document—formally a communication to the European Parliament, the Council of
18 June 2021 Between the 9th and 12th of June, the Holy See’s Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life hosted an online forum on the topic, "Where are we with Amoris Laetitia? Strategies for the
PRESS RELEASE | FAFCE Webinar on “Family work-life balance in times of changes” calls to invest in families and equal opportunities for parents
Webinar on “Family work-life balance in times of demographic changes: a tool for intergenerational solidarity” A call to invest in families and equal opportunities for parents 3rd of June 2021, Following the International Day of Parents, FAFCE
EU Parliament Approves Initiative on “Reversing demographic trends in EU regions using cohesion policy instruments”
25 May 2021, On Thursday, 20 May 2021, the European Parliament adopted a report on “Reversing demographic trends in EU regions using cohesion policy instruments" (Rapporteur: Daniel Buda, EPP, Romania). The report marks an positive step towards a more
INVITATION | FAFCE Webinar on “Family work-life balance in times of change: a tool to support intergenerational solidarity” (2 June 2021, 13.00 – 15.00 CEST)
The Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe is happy to invite you to a webinar on Family Work-Life Balance in Times of Demographic Change a Tool to Support Intergenerational Solidarity 2nd of June 2021 13.00 - 15.00 CEST
INVITATION | European Sunday Alliance Webinar on ‘The right to disconnect and the need for a European weekly common day of rest’ (Tuesday, 1 June 2021 at 13:00-14:00 CEST)
The Steering Group of the European Sunday Alliance invites you to its Webinar on "The right to disconnect and the need for a European weekly common day of rest” Tuesday 1st of June 2021 13:00-14:00 CEST via Zoom – in