Family Friendly

Project information

Index: 1097R4
Priority:1: Innovation and the knowledge economy
Sub Theme:Employment, human capital and education
Location ITALY SUD Abruzzo Start/End date of the practice
Start: 2010
End: 2012

Topic of the practice

Work Life Balance

Good Practice Information

Family Friendly is a local initiative to improve work life balance and thereby make equal terms for gender. The project provides financial support to enterprises aiming to improve work life balance for employees with children up to the age of 12, deabled or frail elderly relatives.Family Friendly has supported the introduction of new and flexible workforms including telework/smart work.
The support has concisted of a voucher of max 15.000 EUR for each enterprise to cover furniture, equipment, hardware and software. Furthermore the project has improved equal access to ICT facilities and thereby job opportunities, but it has also contributed to a much more inclusive and responsible business climate. 19 projects have been granted for a total amount of 194.108 EUR.

Evidence of success

The initiative has enhanced the working conditions for the employees and provided the companies with a model for CSR aime at improving the quality of life for the employees.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Ms. Romina Ciaffi

Abruzzo Region, Directorate for Active Job Policies

Annex completed on: 09-10-2013

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