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.
EU Parliament Approves Initiative on “Reversing demographic trends in EU regions using cohesion policy instruments”
25 May 2021, On Thursday, 20 May 2021, the European Parliament adopted a report on “Reversing demographic trends in EU regions using cohesion policy instruments" (Rapporteur: Daniel Buda, EPP, Romania). The report marks an positive step towards a more
INVITATION | FAFCE Webinar on “Family work-life balance in times of change: a tool to support intergenerational solidarity” (2 June 2021, 13.00 – 15.00 CEST)
The Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe is happy to invite you to a webinar on Family Work-Life Balance in Times of Demographic Change a Tool to Support Intergenerational Solidarity 2nd of June 2021 13.00 - 15.00 CEST
INVITATION | European Sunday Alliance Webinar on ‘The right to disconnect and the need for a European weekly common day of rest’ (Tuesday, 1 June 2021 at 13:00-14:00 CEST)
The Steering Group of the European Sunday Alliance invites you to its Webinar on "The right to disconnect and the need for a European weekly common day of rest” Tuesday 1st of June 2021 13:00-14:00 CEST via Zoom – in
European Parliament Calls to Recognise the Role of the Family in the European Child Guarantee
Brussels, 12 May 2021 On March 24th, 2021, the European Commission published its proposal for a European Child Guarantee, a key part of the European Union’s effort to eliminate child poverty and social exclusion. A previous FAFCE article detailed
INVITATION | FAFCE Webinar on “The Family: antidote to loneliness, beyond the pandemic” (13 May 2021, 17.00 – 18.15 CEST)
The Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe (FAFCE) is happy to invite you to a webinar on The Family: antidote to loneliness, beyond the pandemic 13 May 2021 (17.00 - 18.15 CEST) - (18.00 - 19.15
FAFCE Joins the Laudato Si’ Platform to Promote Integral Ecology
A holistic integration of the insights of the Papal Encyclical Laudato Si' into society naturally results in the creation of family policies...Pope Francis’s warning about the dissolution of social bonds constitutes a central current of Laudato Si'. He writes, “the growth of the past two centuries has not always led to an integral development and an improvement in the quality of life. Some of these signs are also symptomatic of real social decline, the silent rupture of the bonds of integration and social cohesion” ( paragraph 46). Family is an indispensable tool of social inclusion and cohesion. Strong families build strong communities, and strong communities protect and empower children to become responsible and impactful citizens that will respect our shared planet as a shared home.
European Day for a work-free Sunday: Joint statement of the European Sunday Alliance
Brussels, 3 March 2021 On the European Day for a work-free Sunday, FAFCE recalls the need for a weekly common day of rest, crucial for the social cohesion of our communities and the intergenerational bond within families. FAFCE is
INVITATION | FAFCE-COMECE joint Webinar on “The Elderly and the Future of Europe” (1st March 2021, 15.00 – 16.15 CET)
Following the publication of a joint Reflexion Paper on "The Elderly and the Future of Europe", the Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe (FAFCE) and the Conference Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) are
FAFCE-NWFE White Paper on “Protecting women from maternal mobbing”
Brussels, 11th February 2021 The current pandemic puts a new light on the daily struggles experienced by parents when balancing their work and family time, and especially for mothers. Imposed lockdown on workers made suddenly more concrete the weight
Family and teleworking: FAFCE stresses the commitment and struggles of parents
21 January 2021 The Covid-19 pandemic unveiled the difficulty for parents to find a satisfying work-life balance, especially in a context of telework. Today the European Parliament has adopted a resolution with recommendations to the Commission on the right