Project

Master Parenting in Work and Life (MASP)

MASP aimed to change the perspective of balance between work and private life moving towards a work-life synergy concept, to encourage a more equal share of care responsibilities between women and men and to stimulate higher women participation in the labour market.

  • Project activities included: research and analysis of best practices of work-life balance strategies;
  • sharing of best practices through workshops and study visits; training activities for employers, management consultants and staff of employment services;
  • dissemination and communication activities;
  • social impact and policy evaluation.

Main outputs are a) a model programme for public authorities promoting employability of unemployed women (mothers) and b) a model programme for enterprises encouraging the promotion of work-life synergy for employees.

The project will ran from February 2019 to March 2021.

More information on MASP can be found on the website of the City of Milan as well as on the REVES website.. Have a look at the podcasts realised by REVES on a diversity of topics related to gender equality and work-life balance.

FInd the MASP info sheet here.

More information is available on the MASP website.

MASP thematic interviews

For two years, public authorities, representatives of SMEs and the social economy, researchers as well as NGOs have been working on ways to facilitate work-life synergy, women employment and gender equality more in general. 

Among the results of the “Master Parenting in Work and Life” initiative, co-funded by the EaSI programme of the European Union, are a unique training programme for employees with care tasks, an online platform targeting specifically unemployed women, divers actions mobilizing employers or a collection of best practices of cities/regions and (social economy) enterprises, to name just a few. This work showed once again the importance of cooperation and coordination between different players (policy-makers, administration, enterprises, civil society, families…) and policies. 

Work-life balance and women employment won’t be promoted successfully by flexible working hour arrangements or the availability of childcare services alone. A number of elements come into play.
The following interviews are intended to highlight one or the other of these elements a little more.

SABRINA DEL PICO, BASIC INCOME NETWORK ITALY ON BASIC INCOME, SHARING AND BALANCED TIME MANAGEMENT
GIUSEPPINA CORVINO, HEAD OF LABOUR MARKET UNIT AT THE CITY OF MILAN – AN OVERVIEW OF CITY POLICIES THAT LED TO MASP
DARIA COLOMBO, DELEGATE OF THE MAYOR OF MILAN FOR EQUAL GENDER OPPORTUNITIES – ACTING ON ADMINISTRATIVE CULTURE TO IMPLEMENT EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES
ANNE-LAURE WIBRIN, CLTB – CALICO PROJECT: THE IMPORTANCE OF HOUSING AND CARING COMMUNITIES
SABINA BELLIONE: WORK-LIFE INTEGRATION FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF A BIG SOCIAL ECONOMY NETWORK ENTERPRISE
THE (UNDERESTIMATED) ROLE OF PUBLIC PROCUREMENT IN THE PROMOTION OF WORK-LIFE BALANCE AND WOMEN EMPLOYMENT: INTERVIEW WITH VALENTINA CAIMI, AEIDL

Project Information

Support:

The Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI)

Date:

February, 2019