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.

1903, 2024

FAFCE celebrates Saint Joseph’s Day

March 19th, 2024|Categories: Children's Rights, Economy of the Family, European Union, Family & Work-life balance, Heroes of the Family Movement, Latest News, Parenthood & Children education|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Brussels, 19th March 2024 19th March marks the feast of Saint Joseph. In Spain, Portugal and Italy, Saint Joseph's Day is also celebrated as Father's Day. We wish everyone a blessed Saint Joseph's Day, especially to fathers and husbands.

1503, 2024

Invest in the family to improve EU living conditions

March 15th, 2024|Categories: Children's Rights, Demographic challenges, Economy of the Family, Family & Work-life balance, Human dignity, Latest News, Parenthood & Children education|Tags: , , , , , , |

Brussels, 15th March 2024 FAFCE welcomes the European Parliament debate held yesterday on living conditions in the EU. In the context of an exacerbating cost of living crisis, young families are often experiencing economic hardship, which undoubtedly impacts their

1303, 2024

11th Anniversary of Pope Francis’ Election

March 13th, 2024|Categories: Demographic challenges, Economy of the Family, European Union, Family & Work-life balance, Heroes of the Family Movement, Human dignity, Latest News, Parenthood & Children education|Tags: , , , , , |

Brussels, 13th March 2024 Today we celebrate the 11th anniversary of the election of Pope Francis. The first Jesuit Pope and the first from the Americas, his pontificate has been historic in form as well as substance ever since

1203, 2024

FAFCE to co-host conference: Investing in the Family, Investing in the Future

March 12th, 2024|Categories: Children's Rights, Demographic challenges, Economy of the Family, European Union, FAFCE, Family & Work-life balance, Latest News, Parenthood & Children education|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Brussels, 12th March 2024 FAFCE will co-host a conference with Romana Tomc MEP entitled Investing in the Family, Investing in the Future in Brussels on Tuesday 19th March 2024.  The conference emphasizes the significance of investing in family policies

1203, 2024

FAFCE statement on the discussion of the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council

March 12th, 2024|Categories: Council of Europe, Demographic challenges, Economy of the Family, European Union, Family & Work-life balance, Latest News, Parenthood & Children education|Tags: , , , , |

Brussels, 12th March 2024 FAFCE welcomes the discussion of the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council on 11th March. Families should be at the core of policy-making, particularly vulnerable families and large families. The Council called upon

1203, 2024

FAFCE welcomes EU directive on platform workers

March 12th, 2024|Categories: Demographic challenges, Economy of the Family, European Union, Family & Work-life balance, Human dignity, Latest News, Parenthood & Children education|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Brussels, 12th March 2024 On Monday 11th March, EU member states approved an agreement on the rights of platform workers. Considered under the status of contractor or self-employed, this directive provides a pathway towards the protections that are granted

1103, 2024

PRESS RELEASE Irish referendum on family and motherhood: “common sense is back”

March 11th, 2024|Categories: European Union, FAFCE Members, Family & Work-life balance, Heroes of the Family Movement, Latest News, Parenthood & Children education, Press Release, Rural and Remote Areas|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Brussels, 11th of March 2024 The people of the Republic of Ireland rejected proposed constitutional changes during two referendum votes on Friday. Family networks were crucial to the successful NoNo campaign, whereas the failed YesYes campaign was supported by

803, 2024

International Women’s Day 2024: Carla Di Lello

March 8th, 2024|Categories: European Union, FAFCE, FAFCE Members, Family & Work-life balance, Latest News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Brussels, 8th March 2024 Every 8th March the world celebrates International Women's Day. To celebrate the occasion, we have spoken to a couple of strong women around FAFCE who promote the family. Please read our feature interview with FAFCE

403, 2024

FAFCE backs the work-free Sunday 

March 4th, 2024|Categories: Economy of the Family, FAFCE, Family & Work-life balance, Latest News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Brussels, 3rd of March 2024 FAFCE is proud to be a member of the European Sunday Alliance and thanks all its partners for their commitment to this campaign. The European Sunday Alliance has said the following: "On the occasion

1202, 2024

Ireland: Marriage should maintain its exclusivity

February 12th, 2024|Categories: Economy of the Family, FAFCE, Family & Work-life balance, Latest News, Parenthood & Children education|Tags: , , , , , |

Brussels, the 12th of February 2024 On the 8th March, Irish citizens will be voting in referendums to amend parts of its constitution. Two amendments will be on the ballot on International Women's Day, with one of them possibly