Category Archives: Events

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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Lessons from the crisis and its impact on families

All of the speakers agreed: the current crisis has hit women and children hardest, and not knowing when it will end adds extra pressure on families, who have already great difficulties coping with the effect of cuts to services and … Continue reading

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‘Families in the Crisis’ conference in Athens

29 April, “Families in the Crisis – Finding work-life balance in difficult economic context” conference. Next week we are in Athens, to bring key European policy makers, researchers, family organisations and other stakeholders together to take stock on how the … Continue reading

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Work-life balance: a shared responsibility conference

Fairer and more flexible work contracts, easier access to career breaks and a holistic approach are the main recommendations made by Europe’s local and regional authorities. The conference ‘Work-life balance: a shared responsibility’ organised by The Committee of the Regions … Continue reading

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The Work and Family Show

Born out of the demand from families looking for practical and personal solutions for returning to work or starting up their own business after having a family, the Work and Family Show held on 21-22 February in London gathered a collection of … Continue reading

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The Year is officially launched!

COFACE officially launched the 2014 Year of Reconciling Work and Family Life in Europe, on the 23rd January in the European Parliament. MEP Marian Harkin hosted the event, and she also gave a very inspirational speech for those who came … Continue reading

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2014 is here, so let the work begin!

Firstly let us wish all our followers a Happy New Year and our best wishes for 2014. We really appreciate the interest you have shown in our campaign, and the continued support during the past almost 2 years. The elephant … Continue reading

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Can you believe it’s already December?

2013 is almost over, and if you have been following our campaign of the past 2 years, you may know, that a Big Year lies ahead for COFACE. We still don’t know, whether 2014 would be the official European Year … Continue reading

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Anti-stress week in Wallonia, Belgium

Every year in October the Ministry of Health, Social action and Equal opportunities organises together with the many NGOs, social services, social enterprises a week of awareness raising about the different dimensions and elements of our very hectic lifestyles, what … Continue reading

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‘No Time for Children’

Yesterday we organised a book launch event called ‘No Time for Children’ at the European Parliament. Some thoughts on the event: The landscape of childbearing is changing: postponement of parenthood and growth in unwanted childlessness. Research evidence shows that countries … Continue reading

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