Legal and Policy Developments

There is currently no EU level agreements or legislation that directly addresses working carers. Where statutory provisions for working carers do exist in the Members States, in general the focus…
Eurocarers[1] is the main European level organisation representing informal carers in Europe. It has repeatedly highlighted the importance of giving specific recognition and attention to the employment-related needs of carers…
Statutory provision of Carers Leave within the EU: There is no single comprehensive source of information on statutory leave provisions across EU countries, but available evidence suggest that leave provisions…
Statutory provisions on flexible working within the EU: Apart from provisions arising from the implementation of the EU Part-time Working Directive, flexible working time arrangements in most EU countries tend…
Employment Equality Legislation in EU countries: All EU Member States have implemented (or should have implemented) the EU Employment Equality Directive (2000/78/EC of 27 November 2000 which establishes a general…