Make Mothers Matter at the European Union

The MMM European 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

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

European Projects

The MMM European Delegation is involved as a partner in a new EU-funded research project: CIRC4Life

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.

News from the MMM European Delegation

Families play a pivotal role to accelerate the transition to a circular economy

15.05.19

On 14th May, Make Mothers Matter celebrated the International Day of Families by hosting a seminar highlighting the importance of engaging mothers and families as changemakers for sustainable development.

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Seminar on the role of families in the circular economy – 14 May 2019 EESC Brussels

15.04.19

Make Mothers Matter is organising in partnership with the European Economic and Social Committee a seminar on “the Role of Families in achieving the Circular Economy” on the occasion of the International Da

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Work-Life-Balance: Eu Parliament voted the new Directive

05.04.19

The EU Directive on Work-Life Balance for parents and family cares gained a very large majority, in the European Parliament the 4th of April 2019 (490 votes in favor, 82 against, 48 abstentions). The main aim o

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Joint Open Letter to the EU Employment Council:  Congratulations, nearly there!

11.03.19

MMM has joined other eight European civil society networks and organisations to issue a statement ahead of the EU Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council on 15 March 2019 concerning the u

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Statement on the Work-life balance Directive proposal negotiations: A swift agreement is needed more than ever

03.12.18

Today, a trialogue meeting among the Council of the EU, Parliament, and Commission to reach a common text on the EU Work-Life Balance Directive proposal is taking place.

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Civil Society Joint Statement: Time to stop obstetric violence

25.11.18

Brussels, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women - Mothers need positive pregnancy and birth experiences, as well as respectful maternity care. Worldwide, laws and practice still do not

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