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Campaigns

#WorkLifeBalanceNews
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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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#BeTheSHIFT#WorkLifeBalanceMedia ReleasesNews
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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#WorkLifeBalanceNews
work life balance concept with two blocks representing work and life
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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#BeTheSHIFT#WorkLifeBalanceMedia ReleasesNews
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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News

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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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Projects

COFACE Families Europe builds projects with its members (NGOs) and partners (research and policy), in order to deepen our actions in specific domains and strengthen the research-policy-practice triangle.

By building partnerships between practitioners, policy-makers and research institutions, we aim to support evidence-based practice and policy-making. We have been involved with a wide range of European projects, as both advisory board members and impact managers, funded by Erasmus+, Horizon 2020 and the European Research Council. We use the research to feed into EU and national policies under review and under preparation, and disseminate the results to our wide network of family organisations, inserting the research into practice via different programmes to support families which are run by COFACE members.

Publications

Annual ReportsPublications
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ANNUAL REPORT 2021 – Sustainable solutions to help families and the economy bounce back

ANNUAL REPORT 2021 – Sustainable solutions to help families and the economy bounce back

2021 was not an easy year for families, the pandemic was a harsh reality for civil society and for families all over Europe. At COFACE, riven by our 2030 Child compass and our new strategic framework we defined our focus to support families to bounce back from the Covid-19 crisis.

We harnessed the full potential of technologies and developed our European Family Lab further as a strong and innovative tool to reach out to families and build bridges between family professionals.

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Opinions

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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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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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Media Releases

#BeTheSHIFT#WorkLifeBalanceMedia ReleasesNews
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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