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.
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
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