Family & Work-life balance2020-05-05T23:53:26+02:00

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.

709, 2020

FAFCE participation to the Economic Forum (8-10 Sept 2020)

September 7th, 2020|Categories: Demographic challenges, Economy of the Family, European Union, Family & Work-life balance, Latest News|Tags: , |

FAFCE participation to the 2020 Economic Forum   FAFCE is happy to be this year again among the partners of the Economic Forum, that will be held on the 8-10 September 2020 in Karpacz (Poland). On the 9 September

807, 2020

FAFCE publishes its 2019 Family Policy Report!

July 8th, 2020|Categories: Family & Work-life balance, Latest News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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

506, 2020

Press Release | The COVID-19 crisis unveiled the rock of people’s lives: the family

June 5th, 2020|Categories: Family & Work-life balance, Parenthood & Children education, Press Release|Tags: , , , |

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

1405, 2020

International Day of the Family: Families are the front line in the pandemic

May 14th, 2020|Categories: Economy of the Family, FAFCE Members, Family & Work-life balance, Latest News|

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”.

2502, 2019

Challenges of pregnancy and motherhood in the workplace

February 25th, 2019|Categories: European Union, Family & Work-life balance, Latest News|Tags: |

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

1902, 2019

Work-free Sunday in Europe: Which way forward?

February 19th, 2019|Categories: European Union, Family & Work-life balance, Latest News|Tags: , |

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

2202, 2018

A question of time – volunteering, social and civic engagement in a connected society

February 22nd, 2018|Categories: European Union, Family & Work-life balance, Latest News|Tags: |

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

1602, 2018

Press Release | Bucharest International Seminar for a renewed family policy

February 16th, 2018|Categories: Family & Work-life balance, Press Release|Tags: |

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

2909, 2017

Family policy: the elephant in the room of social rights

September 29th, 2017|Categories: European Union, Family & Work-life balance, Latest News|Tags: |

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