Reconciling work and family life

The aim of the "Reconciling work and family life" programme was to work together with the social partners, employers' associations, associations of trade and industry and the local authority level to create a family-friendly living and working environment. The focus here was both on family-friendly HR policies in businesses and a supportive family-friendly local infrastructure.

The programme was geared towards building networks of committed businesses, active and leading stakeholders from employers' associations and associations of trade and industry, trade unions and municipal central associations, as well as local networks of policy-makers, the business community and welfare organisations.

In this ESF programming period the programme continued the catalysing work of the ESF programmes launched by the German Ministry of Family Affairs to achieve a better work-life balance, particularly the "Success Factor Family" business programme with the attendant business network, and the "Local alliances for family" initiative, and optimised them further.

Profile of the programme

Target group
  • Enterprises
  • Self-employed
Implementation period

2015.01.01 - 2018.03.31

  • Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth
Funding priority

A: Promoting sustainable and quality employment and supporting labour mobility

Additional Information


Bundesministerium für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend

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