During a trip to Latvia, Marie-Béatrice Levaux, the President of the European Federation for Family Employment, had the opportunity to meet Ieva Jaunzeme, the Latvian Secretary of State for Social Affairs.
This exchange took place in the context of Latvia’s forthcoming presidency of the European Union from 1 January 2015 until 30 June.
The Secretary of State stressed the importance for her government to put social issues at the heart of the presidency’s programme the first half of 2015.
The President of the European Federation for Family Employment welcomed this commitment, which heralds a positive step in furthering the development of family employment in Europe.
Marie Béatrice Levaux set out the challenges faced by the European Federation and presented Ieva Jaunzeme with the Manifesto for the Recognition of Household Services, Family Employment and Homecare in Europe.