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Public hearing at the European Parliament over Commission’s work-life balance proposal

A public hearing was held on 21 February at the European Parliament between the EMPL Committee and experts over the Commission proposal on work-life balance for parents and carers.

The proposal, which takes place within the overall framework of the European Pillar of Social Rights, focuses on the challenges faced by working parents and carers. It also aims to address women’s underrepresentation in the labour market by improving conditions to reconcile their working and private duties and increasing take-up of family-related leaves and flexible working arrangements by men.

More information about the hearing

Read our e-fact on family issues and work-life balance