Balancing Work and Family Life

EPA Reconciliation Package One of the main EPA policy documents highlighting the issues European parents are facing is the Leave of Absence manifesto, dating back to 2009. In this document there are two areas covered in relation to reconciling work and family life, namely on the one hand demanding legal structures and resources guaranteeing that…

Manifesto 2015

of European Parents for a European Future of Our Children in the 21st Century Celebrating 30 years of being the sole representative of parents in Europe, the European Parents’ Association (EPA) has reviewed its policy and activities to formulate a list of necessary measures in order to provide our children with an upbringing ensuring that…

Parents Rights Charter

Rights and duties of parents in Europe Parents have the right to raise their children in a society without discrimination on the grounds of the color of their skin, sex, ethnic, social background, disability, nationality, beliefs, gender orientation or economic position. Parents have the duty to raise their children towards a sense of responsibility for…

The Best Interest of the Young Child

Position Paper on Early Childhood Education and Care Needs and Provisions from the Parents’ Perspective Setting the scene: A good start in life is crucial for well-being, but is also crucial not only for physical, but also for social, emotional and cognitive development in later ages. A good start is best provided by parents in the…