EU-Directive on work-life balance for parents and careers

EUROPEAN UNION. The “EU-Directive 2019/1158 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2019 on work-life balance for parents and careers” is in force, and EU member states must adopt it.

Measures under the directive include:

💡 The introduction of paternity leave: under the directive, fathers must be able to take at least 10 working days of paternity leave around the time of birth of their child, compensated at least at the level of sick pay.

💡 Ensuring that two out of the four months of parental leave are non-transferable between parents and compensated at a level that is determined by the Member State.

💡The introduction of careers’ leave: workers providing personal care or support to a relative will be entitled to five days of leave per year.
Extending the right to request flexible working arrangements to careers and working parents of children up to eight years old.

The Erasmus+ Project WORK-LIFE-FLOW takes into account the special challenges of young working parents and informal careers, two target groups where gender imbalances prevail. These groups are at high risk of WLF-related health impairment.