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The European Parliament listens to families in Europe and votes in favour of the Work-Life Balance report!

Today, 13 September 2016, the European Parliament voted, in Strasbourg the resolution “Creating labour market conditions favourable for work-life balance” (by 443 votes in favour, 123 against and 100 abstention. COFACE – Families Europe welcomes this vote because it represents … Continue reading

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Vote yes to strengthen Work-Life balance opportunities for Europe’s families – Joint Statement

On 13th September 2016, the European Parliament will be called on to vote the report 2016/2017(INI) “Creating labour market conditions favourable for work-life balance”. We are 11 networks of NGOs and Local Authorities and since 2012 we have been working … Continue reading

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Call to Action! Work-Life Balance? Ask your MEP to vote in favour of a solution-oriented report!

The European Parliament Committees on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL) and on Gender Equality and Women’s Rights (FEMM) jointly prepared and voted a report on “Creating labour market conditions favourable for work-life balance”. COFACE Families Europe has been actively involved … Continue reading

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Synthesis Report “Work-life balance measures for persons of working age with dependent relatives in Europe – A study of national policies

In its 2016 Work Programme, the European Commission announced a ‘new start’ initiative on work-life balance covering both legislative and non-legislative measures. The intention is to review the EU regulatory and policy landscape in this field with a view to … Continue reading

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Sharing economy? Platform economy? Rather a new form of intermediary economy

On the 29th of June, the S&D European Parliament Group held a conference on the Platform Economy entitled «European Consumer – between e-commerce models and data pricing». COFACE Families-Europe has been closely following developments in the “sharing economy” which is … Continue reading

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Are families ready for digital changes? – COFACE at the OECD Ministerial Meeting on Digital Economy

We were very pleased to participate in the OECD 2016 Ministerial Meeting on Digital Economy: Innovation, Growth and Social Prosperity last week, to bring the family perspective and to explore new topics and challenges to better understand the impact of … Continue reading

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EP calls for common parental leave rules to be enforced

Everyone, without regard to gender, should be guaranteed the right to parental leave without discrimination, regardless of the employment sector or the type of contract under which working fathers and mothers are employed. There are big differences in parental leave … Continue reading

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