banner_campaign Work-Life Balance

Policies to facilitate the combination of work and family life are essential for families to benefit from sufficient financial resources, available quality services, and adequate time arrangements in order to enjoy their family life in dignity. Work-life balance is at the very core of COFACE’s work,  with a focus on three key areas of action:

Time arrangements: promoting different types of leave (maternity, paternity, parental, carers).
Services: advocating for access to affordable and quality services (different forms of childcare, but also long-term care services).
Gender equality: fostering gender equality and female labour force participation through a variety of actions (policy, research, enterprise).

COFACE assessment of the work-life balance package June 2017
COFACE paper on building a comprehensive European work-life balance reality March 2017
COFACE media release on the EU Work-Life Balance package April 2017


EU Funding To Promote Work-life Balance For All

EU funding to promote Work-life balance for all

The European Structural and Investment Funds, and in particular the European Social Fund, have a crucial role to play in supporting Member-State action. The European Commission has published a selection of best practice examples taken from the 2007-2013 and 2014-2020…

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Transposition Of The EU Work-life Balance Directive

Transposition of the EU work-life balance directive

Our assessment of the EU work-life balance directive published in March has been used to trigger discussions in different circles and at different levels. COFACE members are now invited to assess the impact of the directive in their respective countries.…

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COFACE Round Table On Family Policy In Spain

COFACE Round Table on family policy in Spain

The 2019 General Assembly of COFACE took place in Barcelona, Spain, hosted by COFACE member L’Associació Salut i Família (ASF). The meeting was the occasion to collectively take stock of the impact of 2018 actions (advocacy, campaigns, innovation, study visits,…

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