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.
Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti is the Archbishop of Perugia (Italy) and, since May 2017, the President of the Italian Bishops’ Conference. He recently intervened in the public debate on family policies, with an article in the Weekly Magazine of L’Osservatore
Brussels, 2 March 2017 Tomorrow is the European Day for a Work-Free Sunday and the European Federation of Catholic Family Associations (FAFCE), in the framework of the European Sunday Alliance, wishes to raise awareness on the importance of preserving the Sunday
A hearing on “Women in the Public Space” took place at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe On Monday, 23 January 2017, the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of
In 2014 the Greek government passed a law allowing shops in three regions to open on Sundays. Trade associations and unions raised a case about its constitutionality and the law has been suspended since then. Now the Council
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,
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
Anytime, anywhere – resolution for a better work-life-balance and synchronized free time in the age of digitalization
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
Brussels, 18 October 2016 On Monday, 17 October, the European Parliament in Brussels held an event co-organised by the EPP group and the Confederation of Family Associations in the Carpathian Basin on “Family – Investment in the Future”.
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
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