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.

2301, 2017

FAFCE Contribution towards a European Pillar of Social Rights

January 23rd, 2017|Categories: European Union, Family & Work-life balance, Latest News|Tags: |

In 2015, the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, announced the intention to launch an initiative to reinforce social rights in the European Union, also with a view to adapt them to changing labour market realities. Therefore,

1711, 2016

Press Release | Work-Life-Balance 4.0 – Challenges in a time of digitalisation

November 17th, 2016|Categories: European Union, Family & Work-life balance, Press Release|Tags: , |

On 15th November 2016 the European Sunday Alliance organized its third European conference this time on “Work-Life-Balance 4.0 – Challenges in a time of digitalisation” at the European Economic and Social Committee. During the day over 100 participants discussed

1711, 2016

Anytime, anywhere – resolution for a better work-life-balance and synchronized free time in the age of digitalization

November 17th, 2016|Categories: European Union, Family & Work-life balance, Latest News|Tags: |

Digitalization has changed and will continue to influence all aspects of our lives, foremost our working habits. Digitalization creates mobile workers, home offices, flexible working hours, a free choice of a working place and access to e-mails and

310, 2016

Seminar | Policies for Families: Is there a Best Practice?

October 3rd, 2016|Categories: European Union, Family & Work-life balance, Latest News|Tags: |

On Thursday, September 29, the European Parliament hosted the 4th Annual FamiliesAndSocieties Stakeholder Seminar, promoted by the Stockholm University, FamiliesAndSocieties and Population Europe. Panelists addressed the topics of transition from youth to adulthood, equality and childcare. There was a general consensus that

501, 2016

EU Consultation on Balance between Family Life and Work: have your say!

January 5th, 2016|Categories: European Union, Family & Work-life balance, Latest News|Tags: |

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on “Possible action addressing the challenges of work-life balance faced by working parents and caregivers”. The aim is to gather views on the development and implementation of a range of

1112, 2015

Press Release | EP Interest Group on Work-Life Balance Meets

December 11th, 2015|Categories: European Union, Family & Work-life balance, Press Release|Tags: |

EP Interest Group on Work-Life Balance Meets:  Healthy work places in Europe, keys to preventing psychosocial risks Brussels, 11 December 2015 Tackling the rise in psychosocial diseases by ensuring a fair work-life balance, proper rest and a common work-free

1004, 2015

Press Release | Family friendly policies Intergroup reconstituted in the European Parliament

April 10th, 2015|Categories: European Union, Family & Work-life balance, Press Release|Tags: |

Last week the intergroup on Active ageing, intergenerational solidarity and Family friendly policies was officially registered at the European Parliament. This intergroup is divided into two Sub-Groups, one devoted to Active ageing, coordinated by Mr van Nistelrooij (EPP – Netherlands), and another