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Our European Reconciliation Package presented by KMOP in Athens

The Family and Childcare Centre (KMOP), the National Centre for Social Research (EKKE), the Greek League for Women’s Rights (GLWR) and the Social Science Research Institute, University of Iceland (UI) organized a conference entitled “Work Life Balance, in crisis?” in Athens. The conference took place on Tuesday 29 of November 2016, under the project «Work-life balance in the context of changing families and labour market in Greece – WORLBAL (EEA GR07/3939)», which is co-financed by the Programme Research within Priority Sectors: “Diversity, inequalities and social inclusion”, of the EEA Financial Mechanism 2009-2014.

KMOP presented the research findings of a survey conducted in Greece in a sample of 1000 people who are employed in Greece aged between 25-55 (men and women) in central Athens and in some suburbs. The findings were very briefly the following:

1/In Greece there is still no central national mechanism which co-ordinates all the existing policies in the field of work-life balance (reconciliation policies).

2/So far, all policies in Greece have focused mainly on the pillar which concerns the ability that is given to women so as to release time from work and give it to the family. The pillars concerning paternal release of time as well as work-life balance of both spouses are rather neglected.

Antonia Torrens, Vice President of COFACE Families Europe’s, presented our European Reconciliation Package. More information about this publication here.