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.
The European Pillar of Social Rights is our social strategy to make sure that the transitions of climate-neutrality, digitalisation and demographic change, as well as the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, are socially fair and just. It builds upon 20 key principles.
FAFCE has been committed for the past years to bring the voice of families at the institutional level in Europe, especially through continuous contributions to the public consultations, which are an integral part of the legislative process of the
WEBINAR INVITATION In cooperation with Foro de la Familia, FAFCE is happy to invite you on Thurday, 3 December 2020 15.00 - 16.00 CET to an online event on the EU Recovery plan and its investment in the family.
On November 13th, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a new resolution on the “Follow-up to the twentieth anniversary of the International Year of the Family and beyond”, tabled jointly by the 135 countries of G77+China, together with the
On the 24th of November 2020, the German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth organied an online event on “Overcoming COVID-19 – jointly developing prospects for strong families”, where representatives of the EU Trio Presidency
FAFCE is happy to invite you to a series of dialogues with high-level policy-makers on the role of the family for the European recovery. Please SAVE THE DATE on 10 December 2020 (12.00 - 13.00 CET) with Katalin Novák,
FAFCE welcomes the recent answer to this question given by the European Committee of the Regions in an Opinion on “Demographic change: proposals on measuring and tackling its negative effects in the EU regions” adopted on October 14th, 2020.
On October 22nd, the European Parliament adopted a Resolution on “Employment and social policies of the Euro area 2020” which recognises the vital importance of families and offers specific improvements in four different areas, as described in following paragraphs.
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
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