Category Archives: ERP

Update on the Maternity Leave Directive

by Ana Pérez After 7 years from the proposal from the European Commission and 5 years after the vote in the European Parliament, we are still at the same point: the Council does not express its position and blocks the … Continue reading

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European Reconciliation Package: Annexes on Structural Funds available!

What can the EU do for you? Did you know that each EU country has an agency promoting local projects aimed at supporting employment and training through the European Social Fund? To answer these and other questions, and to show … Continue reading

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European Reconciliation Package available in 4 languages!

As you know, COFACE launched on March 2015 the European Reconciliation Package, a unique policy document applying a systemic approach to the complex issue of work-life balance, to both its related challenges and possible solutions all over Europe. This package … Continue reading

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Calling for measures for improving working time arrangements

by Ana Pérez Today’s increased number of women on the labour market means a different working-life trajectory, departing from the male single breadwinner model. Women face multiple challenges throughout their working life, from caring for small children, to caring for … Continue reading

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COFACE is launching the European Reconciliation Package !

We are pleased to launch the European Reconciliation Package, the main policy outcome of our 2014 Year of Reconciling Work and Family Life in Europe! Over the past years we observed an increased preoccupation of European families with the challenges … Continue reading

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Family and Work: challenges for the balance

COFACE was invited to participate in the seminar “Family and Work: challenges for the balance”, organised by the NUST Network (New Social Uses of Time) created by the city of Barcelona. The NUST network gathers more than seventy companies that … Continue reading

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8-9 September, The European Employers’ Forum for Work-Life Balance, Helsinki

With the support of the Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health and the European Commission Väestöliitto, the Family Federation of Finland and COFACE, the Confederation of Family Organisations in the European Union are organizing the European Employers’ Forum for … Continue reading

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