EU project: Men and reconciliation of work and family

From 2015-2017, the project "men and reconciliation of work and family: supporting the path to gender equal distribution of parental leave and working time" was carried out. Inter alia, it researched needs and barriers to fathers' uptake of family leaves in male-dominated sectors, and developed an online tool to plan the equal sharing of leave.

Project partners were the Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection (project coordination), the Directorate General for Women and Equality, L&R Social Research, FORBA (the Working Life Research Centre), the Vienna Chamber of Labour (AK), the Austrian Trade Union Federation (ÖGB) and the Federation of Austrian Industries (IV).

The project was co-funded by the "Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme" (2014-2020) of the European Union.