European Reconciliation Package available in 4 languages!
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 highlights different policies and practices developed at local and national level that can support families in reconciling their work, family and care responsibilities. It reflects on the challenges and opportunities and presents recommendations of what needs to be done at EU and national level to empower families, and ultimately contributingto gender and pay equality, increased employment, improved childcare and care infrastructure and better wellbeing overall.
The publication is now available in English, Français, Español, Italiano. Download it here
COFACE brings together a large number of civil society organisations with the aim of advocating non-discrimination and equal opportunities between persons and family forms and supporting the development of policies aimed at increasing equality between women and men, with a specific focus on reconciliation between work, care and private life.
Conference on Accessible and fair financial services, Madrid | Videos, photos and presentations already available!
Access to financial services has become indispensable for social inclusion. Without a bank account, a family cannot receive payments such as a salary or social benefits or make payments for essential expenditure such as rent or utility bills. Access to other financial products and services such as a mortgage, a life insurance or a pension are just as important during a family's lifetime.
The conference built on these premises and explored the question of how alternative banking could contribute to ensure access to fair and quality financial services for all families. All the presentations of the conference, including the full video recording can be found here
Diet Platform: to brand or not to brand
On the 5th of May, DG SANCO held one of the meetings of the EU Platform for action on diet, physical activity and health in Milan,home to the World Expo of 2015.
The Platform's meetings provide the opportunity for of its members to present their commitments that contribute to tackling childhood obesity. Unfortunately, every so often, some initiatives are widely criticized by civil society organisations within the Platform for different reasons. One reason is the presence of branded material... Read more