Work-Life Balance refers to the balancing between work and personal life including unpaid labour (European Parliament, 2016). However, there is not a single definition of it and there are many aspects that are important such as income, working hours, support from the job environment, maternity leave, etc. In the BALANCE project, there are two important factors regarding work-life balance. First, the gender-equality factor because the project is more focused on women, and second, the COVID-19 pandemic that affected their Work-Life Balance.
In order to develop this Guide, the partners developed a Knowledge Base document which not only presents the Work-Life Balance situation in each partner’s country but also further good practices and references for more information and study regarding the specific topic. Additionally, the Knowledge Base served as a base in which the Better BALANCE Guide with DIY templates and activities was developed.