FAFCE

Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe

Anytime, anywhere – resolution for a better work-life-balance and synchronized free time in the age of digitalization

esa logoDigitalization has changed and will continue to influence all aspects of our lives, foremost our working habits. Digitalization creates mobile workers, home offices, flexible working hours, a free choice of a working place and access to e-mails and data from everywhere and at any given time. At the same time, ensuring a good work-life balance becomes increasingly important to employees as well as for the self-employed. The opportunities created by digitalization to re-organize and facilitate daily tasks and procedures and to be independent from compulsory attendance at physical places and at specified times can help to better arrange time to be spent with family and friends. Digitalization holds opportunities but also risks for EU citizens, like increased pressure to perform and to be available, and prolonged and unsocial working hours such as night- and weekend work. In addition, further individualization of working hours reduces synchronized free time such as a work-free weekend and Sundays in particular, which is of paramount importance for citizens, their families and their participation and engagement in society.

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EU Consultation on Balance between Family Life and Work: have your say !

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The European Commission has launched a public consultation on “Possible action addressing the challenges of work-life balance faced by working parents and caregivers”. The aim is to gather views on the development and implementation of a range of possible tools at the EU-level to support work-life balance.

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Press Release | EP Interest Group on Work-Life Balance Meets

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EP Interest Group on Work-Life Balance Meets: esa logo

Healthy work places in Europe, keys to preventing psychosocial risks

 

 

Brussels, 11 December 2015 

 

Tackling the rise in psychosocial diseases by ensuring a fair work-life balance, proper rest and a common work-free day must be a key element of the EU Strategic Framework on health and safety. That was the theme for the third meeting of European Sunday Alliance Interest Group on Work-Life balance that took place on 10 December under the patronage of Ms Evelyn Regner MEP (S&D) and Mr Thomas Mann MEP (EPP).

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Press release | International Day of the Family: The European Federation of Catholic Family Associations (FAFCE) recalls that the priority for the family must be at the centre of work related policy making. (2)

Brussels, 15th May 2011

Considering family life as a primary criterion when designing working conditions can help sustain the democratic process and contribute to the social cohesion.

Promoting working conditions that are compatible with family life and putting family first in the framework of national policies. Those are the points to which the European Federation of Catholic Family Associations (FAFCE) wishes to draw the attention of the European governments at the occasion of the International Day of the Family.

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„Children are not an illness“– FAFCE welcomes the new directive concerning the legal protection of expectant and nursing mothers

Berlin, 02.10.08

The President of the Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe (FAFCE), Ms Elisabeth Bussmann, in principle welcomes the new directive for the legal protection of expectant and nursing mothers, the draft of which the EU Social Commissioner Mr Vladimir Spidla will present to the public on October 8th. The envisaged prolongation of maternal leave from 14 to now 18 weeks will make life easier for all mothers and their families.

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