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Conference „Promoting uptake of paternity and parental leave among fathers for an equal share of child care"

von 16.05.2017 bis 17.05.2017

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08:30 Registration

Marc Pointecker (Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection)

Muriel Bissières (European Commission)

DAY 1 

Welcome words

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09:30 Jorge Cabrita (EUROFOUND) Promoting uptake of parental and paternity leave among fathers in the EU. Download (721 KB)

PART 1: Framework factors for an equal share of child care between women and men.

Panel 1: Paternity leave/"daddy month" in selected EU-MS: legal framework factors for increased and longer uptake by fathers.


Urška Trtnik

Legal entitlement for paternity leave with a longer duration in Slovenia. Download (262 KB)
10:20 Vaidotas Kalinauskas Paternity leave with a paternity allowance at a high level in Lithuania. Download (298 KB)
10:40 Rosário Fidalgo Obligatory uptake of paternity leave for fathers in Portugal. Download (1202 KB)

Panel 2: Parental leave, child care allowance and working-time provisions to foster an equal share of child care between women and men in Europe.
11:00 Ásdís A. Arnalds Equal length of parental leave entitlements for both parents, non-transferable from a parent to another, and a well established system of child care services in Iceland. Download (1236 KB)
11:20 Regine Gaube Reserved uptake period of child care allowance for fathers, „family time bonus/paternity allowance)", „partner bonus" and child care allowance account in Austria. Download (5523 KB)
11:40 Hanna Vseviov High earning replacement in case of parental leave in Estonia. Download (353 KB)
12:15 Lunch (HP-floor)

Coordination: Katja Gerstmann, Jorge Cabrita

Room V:
Working groups on panel 1: Different ways to establish paternity leave for fathers: supporting and hindering factors for uptake of paternity leave by fathers:

-What were/are the challenges, chances and obstacles on this issue?
-How to succeed a targeted legislation and an effective implementation?
-How can a higher uptake of paternity leave by fathers be achieved?

Room II:
Working groups on panel 2: How to reach an equal share of child care between women and men in the framework of different welfare policy mix approaches in Europe:

-What are promoting and hindering provisions, functions and factors?
-How to safeguard an effective implementation of a better targeted legislation?
-What measures have a positive impact on fathers uptake of parental leave and parental part-time?

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14:45 Room II:
Presentation of the working groups results to the conference plenary.
15:15 Coffee Break

Coordination: Magdalena Bruckmueller-Schindler

PART 2: Company level factors

Panel 3: Current research, strategies, measures and tools at company Level.

-What are the most efficient ways to motivate companies to establish a work-life balance culture for women and men?
-What can we learn from current strategies and practices at company level?
-Which specific tools can be implemented at company level to foster a higher uptake of parental leave and parental part-time by men?

15:30 Nadja Bergmann/ Claudia Sorger Reconciliation strategies and practices in male dominated companies. Download (642 KB)
16:00 Romy Deerberg EU-Project "Using the gender bias check (gb-check) to support the economic independence of women and men" - targets, activities and experiences from the pilot Phase. Download (2050 KB)
16:30 Manuela Vollmann Measures and tools in companies for a better reconciliation of work and family for women and men. Download (2544 KB)
17:00 Summary and conclusions

Tine Rostgaard: Collective agreements in the field of parental leave in Denmark, targets and impact on uptake by women and men, current research data.

DAY 2  

PART 3: The role of social partners for a better work-life balance for women and men.

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Coordination: Claudia Sorger

Panel discussion: A better reconciliation of work and family life for women and men at company and sector level: challenges, strategies, good practice examples and initiatives.

-What current challenges can be identified concerning the uptake of parental leave and parental part-time by fathers in Austria?
-Which strategies and instruments at company and sector level help to increase the participation of men in child care activities?
-How can social partners contribute to an equal share of child care between women and men? Best practice examples and initiatives.

09:30 Gerlinde Hauer, Austrian Chamber of Labour Download (920 KB)

Martin Hörmann: Federation of Austrian Industries

10:10 Martina Lackner: Austrian Federation of Trade Unions Download (177 KB)
10:45 Coffee break

PART 4: Socio-economic factors, decisions at partner level, information and public awareness, gender based stereotypes.

Project presentations: Decisions at partner Level.

11:00 Eva-Maria Schmidt Understanding the gender gap in parental leave and parental part-time: cross-national comparison of socio-economic factors and cultural norms. Download (584 KB)
11:30 Ingrid Mairhuber/Karin Sardadvar The level of the couple: How parents make decisions on the distribution of parental leave. Download (890 KB)
12:00 Lunch (HP-floor)

Project presentations: Information, public awareness and flexible working arrangements.

13:00 Katja Gerstmann/Oliver Gumhold Current public awareness activities and information for a better equal share of parental leave between women and men in Austria. Download (2979 KB)
13:20 Mari-Elina McAteer Awareness raising for an increased uptake of parental leaves by men in Finland.
13:40 Pia Ažman Better equal sharing of responsibilities between women and men in care, housework and fostering active fatherhood in Slovenia through awaireness raising. Download (160 KB)
14:00 Monica Parrella

Regulatory and operational measures to promote flexible working arrangements for women and men in Italy.

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14:45 Coffee break
15:00 Coordination: Romeo Bisutti World Cafe: Gender based stereotypes:

-Which stereotypes in the context of fatherhood/motherhood, parental leave and parental part-time still exist in your conutry?
-What impact do these stereotypes have in practice on different areas of life?
-What actions would be necessary and what models of good practice would be useful to overcome these gender based stereotypes?
16:30 Summary and conclusions

Moderation: Mr. Harald Fugger (Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection)

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