Monthly Archives: May 2012

Happy International Day of Families to you!

Yes, it is today, our Big Day at COFACE. The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed the 15th May each year to be celebrated as a day of families since 1993. This year, the topic for the day has been … Continue reading

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Reconciling Work and Care responsibilities | 26 June: Save the date!

Reconciling Work and Care responsibilities: a challenge for family carers in Europe Work-family balance policies are fundamental for families and for society as a whole. Reconciliation policies are, indeed, fundamental tools to enhance gender equality and women employment, but also … Continue reading

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COFACE MANIFESTO calling for 2014 European Year for Reconciling Work and Family Life

In 2014 the United Nations is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the International Year of the Family. Celebrating families in 2014 would represent a major recognition of the considerable role played by families in all Member States and in Europe … Continue reading

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Family carers and the labour market: another role for EU2020

According to estimates, currently 80 million Europeans are living with a disability, which roughly accounts to 15% of the total EU population. 1 in 4 Europeans has someone in their family living with a disability. This also means, that many … Continue reading

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