Category Archives: Events

Time to register! A sustainable care system for Europe

With the current demographic trends that see the European population getting older, families have more and more care responsibilities towards their ageing or dependent family members. 80% of care hours for ageing or disabled persons is provided by family or … Continue reading

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Watch the #EEFWLB again

COFACE, in collaboration with its Finnish member Väestöliitto, The Family Federation of Finland organised the Employers’ Forum for Work Life Balance on September 8-9 in Helsinki. The #EEFWLB was a great opportunity to foster exchange between employers from the private, … Continue reading

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Identity and work-life balance: it’s all in the sandwich

We are all individual. With our own specific history, up-bringing, culture, dreams and aspirations. Yet we are also part of a group, our family, group of friends, educators, church, and sports-club. During our lives these powerful connections we make shape … 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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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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