Tag Archives: work-life balance

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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European Commission publishes Roadmap to address challenges of work-life balance faced by working families

This Blog entry aims to draw attention to some of these important changes, and to make the link with the Roadmap of the European Commission, published in August 2015 to address the challenges of work-life balance, faced by working families. 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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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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You don’t need kids to struggle with balance

by Ana Pérez We have all heard the phrases “work-life balance” and “having it all”, but what we don’t hear are the unfiltered, unpretty truth from those in the trenches -what trying to create a balanced life actually looks and … 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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COFACE’s Annual Report 2014 launched!

by Ana Pérez 2014 was a special year for COFACE. It was the year of our successful campaign Reconciling Work and Family life in Europe. We organised three main events in close collaboration with the Greek and Italian European Presidencies … Continue reading

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