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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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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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Danes are among the happiest in Europe with their family life – Wondering why?

For a working professional woman whose employer provides minimal sick and vacation leave, having a baby often means cobbling together a combination of paid sick and vacation leave, disability insurance, and even unpaid leave, to deliver and care for her … Continue reading

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A Family friendly workplace more important than the salary

It is not only governments and the European Commission, or civil society organisations who worry about the demographic challenge in Europe. The private sector is also getting anxious about how they will attract and retain qualified workforce in the future. … Continue reading

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