On 28-5-2021 the General Secretariat for Demography and Family Policy and Gender Equality joined the CERV Civil Dialogue Week 2021.
The Civil Dialogue Week 2021 presented the 2021-2027 Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values (CERV) Program and also provided an opportunity for an open dialogue between policy-makers, civil society organizations and other stakeholders on policy developments, opportunities and challenges: https://cerv-civil-dialogue-week.eu/.
In this constructive framework, the Greek Project “SHARE – Promoting work-life balance in companies and a better sharing of care between men and women” was shortly introduced to the European digital audience; it is underlined that it has been implemented by the partnership of the General Secretariat for Demography and Family Policy and Gender Equality (coordinator), the Research Center for Gender Equality (KETHI) and the “Organization for the Professional Empowerment of Women – Women On Top”. It has been also co-financed by the REC Program of the European Commission (Grant Agreement Number: 881730 – SHARE REC-AG-2019 / REC-RGEN-WWLB-AG-2019): https://share.isotita.gr/en/home/.
It aims to contribute in tackling traditional gender family roles and promoting reconciliation of work and private life, emphasizing in companies’ working environments, by taking into consideration the relevant European and national priorities and by developing complimentary activities that approach the field in a multi-dimensional and multifaceted way.
Its main objectives include:
i) engaging companies to apply gender sensitive interventions for the reconciliation of work and private life
ii) promoting knowledge sharing on good practices and initiatives on the field
iii) contributing in the development of methodology for the establishment of companies’ Label on Gender Equality (process, criteria and evaluation)
iv) raising awareness on the importance of work-life balance with special focus in the role of men, and
v) highlighting the benefits arising from family friendly working conditions and work-life balance initiatives both for employers and employees.
Furthermore, it is noted that the Project is addressed to small, medium and large enterprises which wish to be considered for the SHARE Equality Label. Eligible companies will be offered free training for 1-3 of their executives, focusing on planning for gender equality in the corporate environment, fostering an inclusive organizational culture and implementing practices that promote work-life balance for employees: https://share.isotita.gr/en/participation-in-the-pilot-equality-label-program/.