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Beyond participation: Video workshops across Europe to engage in research with children, young people, and the next generation of teachers 

Beyond participation: Video workshops across Europe to engage in research with children, young people, and the next generation of teachers 

Digigen’s latest working paper shares insights on its innovative video workshop methodology which explores how children across five European countries perceive the effects of digitalisation on their current education and future lives. 

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Key updates on the EU Work-life balance directive transposition

Key updates on the EU Work-life balance directive transposition

All EU countries had until the 2nd of August 2022 to bring into force the laws, regulations, and administrative provisions necessary to comply fully with the Work-life balance Directive. The Directive contains legal elements that acknowledge the diversity of families in the 21st century, for instance with the mention of “equivalent second parent” under the paternity leave article.

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OPINION: Struggling to balance life and work? Time policies might be the solution

OPINION: Struggling to balance life and work? Time policies might be the solution

We usually take time for granted, but the way we use our time is shaped by our individual and social circumstances and can lead to inequalities, inefficiencies, and diminished well-being of our society. Public and private initiatives that are put forward in order to address such issues are known as time policies.

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Family Organisations welcome the European Care Strategy and call for swift adoption by EU Social Affairs Ministers     

Family Organisations welcome the European Care Strategy and call for swift adoption by EU Social Affairs Ministers     

Media statement. Brussels, 8th September 2022. COFACE Families Europe welcomes yesterday’s adoption by the European Commission of the European Care Strategy. With this decision, set in the framework of the Action Plan on the European Pillar of Social...

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OPINION: Digital Euro = Digital cash?

OPINION: Digital Euro = Digital cash?

The European Commission’s targeted consultation on a digital euro ended on the 16th of June and while the future of our common currency may seem far remote from the concerns of civil society, the stakes are much higher than one might suspect. COFACE-Families Europe answered the consultation underlining the importance of treating money as a public good, and especially, as a vital instrument for citizens to be able to transact freely.

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COFACE speaks at EU Digital Assembly 2022

COFACE speaks at EU Digital Assembly 2022

COFACE was invited to speak at the Digital Assembly 2022 hosted by the French Presidency of the EU and the European Commission in Toulouse, France, on 21st June 2022. COFACE President Annemie Drieskens spoke more specifically in the Better Internet for Kids workshop, which consisted of two panels – the first one discussing the protection of children and young people online, and the second one addressing the empowerment and participation of minors in the online environment.

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