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2014 is the European year dedicated to the reconciliation of work and family life. This campaign aims to continue pursuing previous policies such as that of 2010: the European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion, 2011: the European Year of Volunteering, 2012: the European Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations, and 2013-2014: the European Years of Citizens. This campaign also aims to increase awareness of European and EU Member states reconciliation policies, seeking new political commitment to respond to familial challenges, initiate social engagement and good practices on family and work life reconciliation policies, and to encourage family friendly policies and their implementation.
The European Union is therefore focusing on work and family life balance policies with the aim of combating inequality and social exclusion whilst promoting more employment opportunities and support to its citizens on a National and European level., Family and work life balance policies promote gender equality through initiatives such as flexi-time arrangements and teleworking amongst many other measures. This Seminar has the purpose of creating a discussion on this theme on campus from a legal, social and economic point of view. . The panel interaction and questions from the panel will aim at creating a discussion and on the way forward. The discussion will focus on what is required to strengthen policies, practices and legislation on a national so as to reconcile the work and family life
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