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2015/02 Dorian Project Results

DORIAN project results: Targeted strategies must be urgently developed to prevent obesity in women of child-bearing age.
The Developmental ORIgins of healthy and unhealthy AgeiNg: the role of maternal obesity (DORIAN) consortium, funded by the European Commission’s 7th Research Framework Programme, today releases results gathered from its 3-year research programme which began in January 2012.
The likelihood to develop cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, or type 2 diabetes during adulthood, is greater in children born to mothers who were overweight during their late pregnancy.
Therefore, policy-makers must draft guidelines for diet during pregnancy, and mental health support for pregnant women must be improved.” says Dr. Patricia Iozzo from the Institute of Clinical Physiology, National Research Council, Pisa, Italy.


Beautiful and inspiring video (in Spanish) on what is really important in Christmas for children.. Thank you IKEA!

2014/11/27-28 MMM sharing best practices on WLB in Vilnius

EIGE, the European Institute for Gender Equality organised a very interesting 2-day peer review on 27-28 November in Vilnius (Lithuania). The meeting gathered experts from across Europe to exchange and discuss best practices for reconciling work, family and private life as part of the broader EIGE’s commitment and work on collecting, analysing and disseminating good practices on gender equality.

MMM participated and presented the EFR certificate a practical management tool from our member Fundación Mas Familia to promote conciliation in companies or any other type of organisation. As an active member of the Year of reconciling work and family life in Europe, this event has been part of the activities carried out by MMM during 2014 to raise awareness on the importance of tackling this issue with concrete measures.

EIGE’s has collected 13 best practices on conciliation focus on a number of key areas, such as the participation of women and men on the labour market, leave policies, childcare systems, men’s participation in care, work agility, and other initiatives to promote it in companies. The peer review highlighted several initiatives in different EU countries, in a number of sectors which also contribute to promote gender equality in this field. You can find more information here

EIGE’s work of collecting and assessing best practices helps to improve the understanding on how to make conciliation happen in practice by suggesting initiatives with a success track record .

2014/11/20 MMM speaker at EP Conference

Between 17th and 21st November, the World Youth Alliance organized a conference on International Year of the Family and Youth Unemployment Crisis. The aim was to bring together critical thinkers to examine issues in the areas of youth unemployment, the family, work-family balance and intergenerational solidarity.
MMM participated as a speaker in the panel “UN Convention on the Rights of the Child - The Role of the Family in Shaping Responsible Citizenship” which took place at the European Parliament in Brussels on the 20th November. It gathered about a hundred participants including MEPs and members of the civil society to discuss the 25th anniversary of the UN convention.
Our presentation focused on what Europe can do to support parents so they can spend more time with their families which will have a direct positive impact on children’s wellbeing:
• The regulation of quality part time at EU level
• The review of the maternity leave directive
• The recognition of skills acquired and developed while performing family unpaid care work as it will lead to facilitate the re-entry into the labour market
• The inclusion of unpaid care work as a social indicator in the calculation of GDP
Our member Mas Familia Foundation presented its EFR certificate which is a management tool to promote conciliation policies in any organization.
For more information please check our presentation

2014/11/07 MMM moderator at EESC Conference

7th November, the conference “Personal Household Services (PHS) and work-life balance: what economic and social contribution to our future?” gathered about one hundred participants in Brussels to discuss the contributions of PHS and work-life balance policies to our societies.
The conference took place under the auspices of the Italian Presidency of the Council of the EU and was co-organised by the European Federation for Services to Individuals (EFSI) and the Consultative Commission on Industrial Change (CCMI) of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).
MMM participated as a moderator in the panel “PHS A driver of female labour force participation composed of :
  • Olivier Thévenon, from the French National Institute of Demographic studies.
  • João Delgado, Head of unit, Directorate General Education and Culture, European Commission.
  • Béatrice Ouin, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee.
For more information please visit the following page: http://bit.ly/1uwieIf

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