NewsMay – Balance

Intergovernmental expert meeting on Work-Life balance in Berlin

COFACE Director, Liz Gosme, spoke at an expert meeting co-hosted by the German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, and the Observatory for Sociopolitical Developments in Europe. The subject of the meeting was “Equal partnerships in families: How European states promote father involvement in family work”. Ministry experts from 8 countries (Estonia, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Sweden, Iceland, Norway,  and Slovenia) presented their systems and current reforms underway, with a specific focus on policy instruments  to involve fathers more in their family roles.

European Commission representatives from DG JUST and EMPL were also there to present the recently launched Work-life balance package. The discussions focused on family policy innovation in different national systems, but also on the way forward at EU level, in terms of legislation, policy measures and funding opportunities.

Please visit the website of the Observatory for Sociopolitical Developments in Europe.

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