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.
FAFCE is happy to publish its 2019 Family Policy Report, which provides an overview of family policies in selected EU Member-States, in the perspective of the implementation of the EU Directive on work-life balance for parents and carers. The
Brussels, 5 June 2020 “The current pandemic has reminded to all of us that the rock of people's lives is in the family”: in this way FAFCE’s President, Vincenzo Bassi, welcomes the joint message released by the Presidencies of
On the 6th of May 2020, FAFCE held its 2020 Spring Board Meeting via videoconference. 31 representatives of family associations from 18 European Countries gathered to discuss on the European demographic challenges, the Members' activities and the emergency measures needed to support families in Europe. A Resolution was also adopted and is made public today (also available in French and German), on the occasion of the International Day of the Family: “Families: the front line in the pandemic”.
On Tuesday 19th February, Femina Europa organized a conference on “Challenges of pregnancy and motherhood in the workplace” hosted by MEP Anna Zaborska (EPP, Slovakia) at the European Parliament. Marine de Poncins (Founder of the French Association “Les
Yesterday in Brussels FAFCE took part in the European Sunday Alliance’s 2019 networking event entitled ‘Work-free Sunday and decent working hours in Europe: Which way forward?’. The event was specifically tailored towards the members and supporters of the
Intervention of FAFCE President, Antoine Renard, at the pastoral Congress of the World Meeting of Families, Dublin, 22-26 August 2018
Brussels, 22 February 2018 The European Sunday Alliance organised in the European Parliament a breakfast meeting on the role of common free time for civic engagement and volunteering. The event, hosted by the MEPs Evelyn Regner (S&D) and
The Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe (FAFCE) and its member in Romania, "Vladimir Ghika" Catholic Family Association, in partnership with the Committee on Equal Opportunities of the Romanian Senate, held yesterday a conference in the Romanian Parliament
On 11 September 2017 a public hearing on the ‘Impact of the social dimension and the European Pillar of Social Rights on the Future of the European Union’ was organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in
Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti is the Archbishop of Perugia (Italy) and, since May 2017, the President of the Italian Bishops’ Conference. He recently intervened in the public debate on family policies, with an article in the Weekly Magazine of L’Osservatore