Family news

Work-life balance: new EU level rights 04-04-2019

 
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Compromise agreement setting out minimum rights for parents and carers

On the 4th of April 2019, the European Parliament approved the text of the compromise agreement for a Directive on Work Life Balance with 490 votes in favour, 82 against and 48 abstentions. This development follows the formal adoption of the compromise trilogue agreement by the Council on February 6th.

 

European Platform for Investing in Children 21-02-2018

 
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Evidence-based practices in child & family policies

On the occasion of the Family & Social Inclusion Committee meeting held on 20 February, ESIP Members discussed together with representatives of RAND Europe. The European Platform for investing in children (EPIC), an online platform financed under EU funds and managed by RAND Europe, a non-profit organization was presented.
 

European childcare policies 15-01-2018

 
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ESIP Members discuss childcare in a historical perspective

On the occasion of the Family and Social Inclusion Committee meeting, Members discussed their respective childcare policies. Frédérique Leprince, Deputy Director at the Direction of International and European relations of the French National Family fund (CNAF) presented the French approach on childcare in a historical prospective.