EU Public Consultation on Work-Life Balance
Public consultation on possible action addressing the challenges of work-life balance faced by working parents and caregivers
Deadline 4 February 2016
In August 2015, the Commission published a Roadmap for the initiative ‘A new start to address the challenges of work-life balance faced by working families’ to replace the 2008 Commission proposal to revise the 1992 Maternity Leave Directive. The objective for this initiative included in the 2016 Commission Work Programme is to increase the participation of women in the labour market by improving the current EU legal and policy framework and adapting it to today’s labour market to allow for working parents and people with dependent relatives to better balance family and work life, allow for a greater sharing of care responsibilities between women and men, and to strengthen gender equality.
The purpose of this consultation is to gather views on the development and implementation of a range of possible tools at EU-level to support work-life balance.