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Synthesis Report “Work-life balance measures for persons of working age with dependent relatives in Europe – A study of national policies

In its 2016 Work Programme, the European Commission announced a ‘new start’ initiative on work-life balance covering both legislative and non-legislative measures. The intention is to review the EU regulatory and policy landscape in this field with a view to … Continue reading

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COFACE event on transnational families aims at breaking gender and ethnic stereotypes and taboos!

5-6 November 2015 | Families Beyond Borders conference in Sofia, Bulgaria Participants of the training “Designing and implementing your advocacy campaign for transnational families” | Photo © 2015 Ana Pérez On the 5-6 November 2015, COFACE, the Confederation of Family Organisations … 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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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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Migrant care workers need to reconcile too!

Millions of people work as carers for elderly in Europe, many of them are migrants who leave their country and their families behind. Most of them are women and move to become carers and, especially in southern Europe, they live … 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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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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