The European Employers’ Forum for Work-life Balance, Helsinki, Finland, 8-9 September 2014
8-9 September 2014 Säätytalo-The House of the Estates, Snellmaninkatu 9-11, Helsinki, Finland
Endorsed by the Finnish Ministry of Social Welfare
COFACE, in collaboration with its Finnish member Väestöliitto, The Family Federation of Finland is organising the European Employers’ Forum for Work Life Balance on September 8-9 in Helsinki.
The forum will bring together employers from the private, public and third sectors to discuss family friendly workplace measures for offering a better work-life balance for their employees. It will be a mix of global and local employers, large and small companies, with a special focus on retail, healthcare and other sectors that are not lending themselves easily for tele-working or other standard measures.
The core focus of the Forum will be on sharing knowledge, developing good practices and identifying ways to take action and drive change on work-life balance strategies as well as programmes.
The Forum will specifically feature work-life balance measures that have already demonstrated concrete outcomes in increasing company productivity, employee satisfaction, responsibility and ownership, gender equality.
Experts and representatives of social partners, European and national level decision makers, scientists and researchers will lead the debate in each conference sessions. These debates will be preceded by keynote contributions and followed by the intervention of discussants and, of course, participants. Each session of the conference will be lead by a moderator who facilitate the discourse and debate.
The Forum will also explore the following policy areas: parental leave, company childcare, care services, family friendly working hours, work and care, sustainable work practices, fatherhood at working places, workplace options, job-sharing…