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Eurocarers - in partnership with other European networks- calls on Members of European Parliament to vote yes to strengthen Work-Life balance opportunities for Europe's women and men 

On 13th September 2016, the European Parliament will be called on to vote the report 2016/2017(INI) “Creating labour market conditions favourable for work-life balance”.

Eurocarers is one of the 11 networks of NGOs and Local Authorities that since 2012 have been working together to raise awareness about the daily challenges faced by women and men across the EU in reconciling their work, family and private life. The Partnership represents millions of children, adults and families across the EU, and we are calling on Members of European Parliament to cast a positive vote for this report.

In 2015, we jointly published a comprehensive policy document, the “European Reconciliation Package”, to propose concrete and coherent policy solutions, which cover the areas in the European Parliament report going to vote on 13th September. We believe that this European Parliament report contains many of the elements needed to trigger a positive change for women, men and Europe's families. Reconciliation policies, to be effective, must be a mix of different elements and should cover families’ needs along the life-cycle and, therefore, we are calling on MEPs to vote this report in full, to avoid undermining its comprehensive and coherent nature.

You can find our Joint Statement here.

 

 

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