Category Archives: Work-Life Balance

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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Work-life balance: you can!

This is the title of the book launched in the European Parliament on 27 January, in an event hosted by MEP Elena Gentile and MEP Patrizia Toia. The book gathers successful experiences of work-life balance from the Province of Trento … Continue reading

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How to achieve better outcomes from both early childhood and activation programmes?

by Ana Pérez For a few decades now governments have invested large amounts of funding (not least from the European Social Fund) to lift people out of poverty via education, starting in early childhood. A number of projects and programmes … Continue reading

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A culture of “freedom and responsibility”

by Ana Pérez You have probably read this summer that Netflix, the American provider of Internet streaming media, has introduced an unlimited leave policy for new moms and dads that allows them to take off as much time as they … Continue reading

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Generation X

What if there was an added dimension to the current crisis, and it being one of the greatest generational divides there ever was, namely between the Babyboomers and the Generation X? The Babyboomers term refers to people born between 1946 … Continue reading

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