Balancing Family Life and Work May 15, 2013 Brussels, Belgium

May 15, 2013 1:00 pm -- May 15, 2013 4:00 pm

Balancing Family Life and Work
Exploring the possibilities for a family friendly label
15th of May 2013, 13.00 - 16.00
European Parliament, Jozsef Antall 6Q2 Brussels, Belgium 

With Làszló Andor, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Professor Em. Philippe de Woot 

The 20th Anniversary of the International Year of the Family offers an opportunity to refocus on the role of families, take stock of recent trends and share good practices in the field of family policies, review challenges faced by families worldwide and recommend solutions. Therefore the Organisers kindly invite you to take part in the preparations for the 20th Anniversary of the International Year of the Family in 2014 by participating in the ‘Balancing family life and work’ Raise Awareness Conference that will be held on 15 May in Brussels, Belgium.

The event will focus on work-family balance that is one of the three main themes of the 20th Anniversary; besides confronting family poverty & social exclusion, and advancing intergenerational solidarity. The first panel on the ‘Rush hour of life and the life cycle approach’ will explore practices that proved to be effective in promoting a better work-life balance for families. With reference to these good practices, the speakers of the second panel will provide their expert opinion on how the different stakeholders (employers, employees, civil society) can work together to enhance these practices. The conference shall also provide an opportunity to explore the possibility of creating a European family-friendly label as an initiative of the European civil society.

For further details on the event and the programme, please view the conference website:

Co-organized by: International Federation for Family Development, World Youth Alliance, Make Mothers Matter International, the Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe, the European Federation of Parents and Carers at Home, New Women for Europe, the Forum Européen des Femmes, the European local inclusion and social action network (ELISAN), CARE for Europe and the Veneto Region