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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 Families Europe Assessment of the work-life balance package June 2017

COFACE Families Europe Paper “Families on the edge: building a comprehensive European WorkLife balance reality” March 2017

Read our press release on the EU WorkLife balance package: The first in a long line of Social Rights Pillar Packages? (26 April 2017)


Europe’s Invisible Workforce Finally Have Their Say

Europe’s invisible workforce finally have their say

MEDIA RELEASE 30/11/2017 Results of the COFACE Families Europe stocktaking study on the challenges and needs of family carers in Europe Today, COFACE Families Europe is launching its report ‘Who cares? Study on the challenges and needs of family carers in…

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Do You Know Why We Use Penguins?

Do you know why we use penguins?

Penguins are natural examples of sharing of responsibilities in parenting! The logo of the #IwantWorkLifeBalance is the Emperor penguin. We use it on our campaign materials because it represents gender equality and sharing of responsibilities in parenting. Do you want…

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