Make Mothers Matter at the European Union

The EU delegation focuses on supporting and empowering mothers and highlighting how their contribution at social and economic levels matters for Europe’s future development.

Through the experience and knowledge of its European member associations at the national level, MMM listens to mothers in Europe and gives them a voice at European Institutions.

MMM advocacy work at the European Union

The Delegation works to influence European policies and legislation to bring about positive changes in the lives of mothers

Our priorities for the new Commission & Parliamentary Term 2019 to 2024

Recognition of the value of unpaid family care work in Gender Equality. Investing in mothers within the European Child Guarantee initiative.

Circular Economy

Our Delegation is in charge of the communication of the EU research project on circular economy CIRC4Life.

EU Projects

MMM : partner in European Research projects

Maternal Health: An important topic for women in Europe

Human rights in childbirth, access to quality maternity services and maternal mental health is what we promote in Europe.

What matters to mothers in Europe

The results of the survey conducted in 2011 with the participation of 12'000 mothers across Europe still guide the delegation's advocacy work

Mothers and Peace

Mothers are in the first line of defence to promote a culture of peace and prevent the radicalization of their children.

Reconciliation of work and family life

Enabling mothers and fathers to better reconcile work and family responsibilities remains a key priority for the European Delegation

News from the MMM European Delegation

The European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan: steady progress for unpaid care work

14.04.21

The pandemic has shed light on the most valuable, yet invisible and undervalued work: care work. Without it, our societies would grind to a halt. It is carers all over the world who have been at the forefront o

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Greater pay transparency: can it tackle the Gender Pay Gap?

11.03.21

Statistics show that at the current pace, closing the gender pay gap between men and women would take more than 250 years.[1] The European Commission (EC) has finally published its proposal for a Directive to i

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UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights  says “good intentions are not enough.”

05.03.21

Make Mothers Matter welcomes the statement recently made by Olivier De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights [1] .

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MMM’s associate member maternity action campaigns for reform of the uk parental leave scheme

20.02.21

In April 2015 the Shared Parental Leave Scheme came into force in the United Kingdom. The new scheme still required that new mothers take the first two weeks of maternity leave. But now they could exchange thei

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Our member “Irish Maternity Support Network” contributes to the first national maternity experience survey

25.01.21

October 2020 saw the results of the first Irish Maternity Experience Survey, providing an important insight into women’s experiences at all stages of maternity care in Ireland - antenatal, care during labour

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MMM Responds to EU Commission’s Public Consultation

03.12.20

We answered by submitting a paper describing our views on the future of the European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan.

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