Over the course of two days (20-21 October 2011) EIGE participated in the Polish EU Presidency's expert conference “Mechanisms for reconciling professional and family roles for women and men as a chance to actively participate in the labour market” which took place in Cracow, Poland.

The Institute presented the results of the report "Review of the Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action in the area F: Women and the Economy Reconciliation of Work and Family Life as a Condition of Equal Participation in the Labour Market", prepared in close cooperation with the Polish Government in support of the review of implementing the Beijing Platform for Action by the current Polish Presidency of the EU Council. The conference is part of the Informal Meeting of Ministers for Family and Gender Equality organised by the Polish Ministry of Labour and Social Policy.

The report outlines main policy and legislative developments at EU level concerning maternity, paternity and parental leave, institutional care arrangements for children and dependent elderly and distribution of paid and unpaid work between women and men.