Tag Archives: Family Carers

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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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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COFACE-Disability observes the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

by Ana Pérez Today is the International Day of persons with disabilities. COFACE, jointly with COFACE-Disability would like to take this opportunity to draw the attention to the challenges and barriers that still exist for people living with disabilities and … 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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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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Calling for measures for improving working time arrangements

by Ana Pérez Today’s increased number of women on the labour market means a different working-life trajectory, departing from the male single breadwinner model. Women face multiple challenges throughout their working life, from caring for small children, to caring for … Continue reading

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Every employer can do something to positively impact on the wellbeing of their employee carers and parents | #EEFWLB

Employers’ Forum for Work Life Balance Final Report, 8-9 September, Helsinki Working conditions and working time arrangements are a primary preoccupation for the majority of families, as well as the place of work and commuting have a great impact on … Continue reading

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‘Families in the Crisis’ conference in Athens

29 April, “Families in the Crisis – Finding work-life balance in difficult economic context” conference. Next week we are in Athens, to bring key European policy makers, researchers, family organisations and other stakeholders together to take stock on how the … Continue reading

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