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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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Will the European Commission make a difference?

The Trio Presidency said YES, the European Parliament said YES and now the question is: Will the European Commission make a difference in the lives of all families in Europe by designating 2014 as the European Year for Reconciling Work … Continue reading

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Make 2014 the European Year for Reconciling Work and Family life

Independent MEP Marian Harkin called yesterday on the European Commission to “urgently come to a final decision and declare 2014 the European year for reconciling work and family life”. She noted that a “significant pan-European grassroots campaign has coalesced around … Continue reading

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Looking forward to it!

Our Written Declaration 0032/2012 on the European Year for Reconciling Work and Family Life,  signed by 388 Members, was officially adopted by the European Parliament on 11 March 2013. The European Year campaign has already been supported by many national … Continue reading

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The story of a campaign…

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What we learnt in New York?

Did you know that in the USA there is no paid leave available for new mothers? Working parents cannot take time off to meet their children’s health needs in almost any South-American country, while in Pakistan or Yemen this form … Continue reading

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COFACE MANIFESTO calling for 2014 European Year for Reconciling Work and Family Life

In 2014 the United Nations is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the International Year of the Family. Celebrating families in 2014 would represent a major recognition of the considerable role played by families in all Member States and in Europe … Continue reading

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