This report was prepared for EIGE as a part of EIGE’s ‘Collection of good practices in the area of reconciliation of work, family and private life in EU Member States’ study.

This policy review consists of two parts. The first part provides an overview of the main developments on the issue in the European Union (political, social and legislative) including relevant EU legislation and documents. The second part is based on the contributions and information gathered by national experts (a list of the country experts of all 28 Member States is included in this publication).

The involvement of men in care activities, the labour market participation and economic independence of women, the involvement of social partners in reconciliation matters and the impact of the economic crisis and related austerity measures on reconciliation issues are crosscutting themes of the review.

Collection of good practices in reconciliation