Category Archives: #wlbpackage

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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Creating Labour Market Conditions Favourable for Work-Life Balance

Following the announcement by the European Commission of a new initiative called “New start to address the challenges of work-life balance faced by working families”, the European Parliament Committees EMPL and FEMM, decided to draft jointly, an own initiative report … Continue reading

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Women domestic workers and carers & Parental Leave Directive reports

By Paola Panzeri During the month of February two important reports, on Women domestic workers and carers in the EU (2015/2094(INI)) and on the application of Parental Leave Directive (2015/2097(INI)) were approved respectively in the FEMM (women’s rights and gender … Continue reading

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Reconciliation: a safety net for all families!

In August 2015, the Commission published a “Roadmap” for the initiative ‘A new start to address the challenges of work-life balance faced by working families’ to replace the 2008 Commission proposal to revise the Maternity Leave Directive. The objective for … Continue reading

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Reconciling care and work responsibilities is still a pending issue

by Ana Pérez Reconciliation and equality policies are key to guarantee co-responsibility in care work and housework. This is one of the conclusions of the course on new family forms and new values, recently organized by UNAF, the Union of … 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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The final push! One last hope to save the European Maternity Leave Directive from being scrapped

We finally have some news about the EU Maternity Leave Directive – and it’s pretty desperate. But let us quickly recap what happened until now: – the EU Maternity leave Directive was originally adopted in 1992, introducing measures to encourage improvements in … 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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