Category Archives: EY2014

Cracking the Myths of Work Life Balance on 8-9 September, Helsinki. Register now to secure your place!

The myth that work-life balance policies and practices are a luxury does not contribute to the company core business is still widespread! This is why we are organizing the Employers’ Forum for Work Life Balance in Helsinki, Finland on 8-9 … 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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This campaign for COFACE is a journey, and we haven’t reached our destination yet!

As you know, this year we were very much focused on the advocacy campaign to have 2014 designated as the European Year for Reconciling Work and Family Life. Even though it is the 19th December, up until today we still … 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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Mr. Barroso answers to COFACE – finally!

We finally had the opportunity to ask a question directly to the President of the European Commission, Mr. Barroso about what he thinks about what Europe can do to improve the quality of life of families, and the balance of … Continue reading

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Measures to help reconcile work, private and family life

Good work-life balance promotes the well-being of workers. It can also contribute to achieving major EU policy goals: stimulating employment (especially among women and older workers); promoting child and youth development; and encouraging gender equality. In Europe, more than one … Continue reading

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International Day of Families 2013 – Why not today?

The International Day of Families is observed on the 15th of May every year. The Day was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly resolution in 1993 and reflects the importance the international community attaches to families. “… Member States … Continue reading

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