Velisjana Sherifi, Denada Shpuza

The Macedonian Institute for European Studies and the

Faculty of Law “Iustinianus Primus” of the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University

have the pleasure to invite you to the international conference

THE EUROPEAN UNION IN THE 21st CENTURY:

CHALLENGES AND PERSPECTIVES

Velisjana Sherifi1   Denada Shpuza2

 

Cordinatore (Vc.Manager) at CCPP Vlorë,  Triporti (Porti i Ri), Komuna Qendër, Vlorë, Albania, sherifij@gmail.com

Lowyer at  Educational Regional Deparatament, St.’ E.Durham’, Shkodër, Albania, shpuzadenanda@hotmail.com

Abstract

‘EU CHALLENGES IN HUMAN RIGHT’S RESPECT- SOME THEORETICAL ASPECTS OF FAMILY LIFE

 

‘Everyone has the right to respect for his or her private and family life, home and communications’ (this right guaranteed in article 7 correspond to those guaranteed by article 8 of the ECHR -EU Charter of Fundamental Rights).

In this research we explore how the European Union (EU) has, over the years, addressed the diverse and complex situations arising from the interdependence between paid employment and the family with a view to assessing whether an effective system has been established. Working parents and, more generally workers with family responsibilities, often find themselves juggling between these two scenarios at great cost. No longer can the law ignore this struggle. Nor can the legislator ignore the fact that these concepts are rooted in societal attitudes which tend to predetermine the legal approach. Therefore, relying solely on legjislative instruments in order to redress the conflict between paid work and family responsibility, might prove a difficult and fruitless task. At the same time, attitudes can and should be influenced by the relevant legislation. The task of the legislator, therefore, should go beyond the mere codification of socially accepted behaviour and encourage the development of society by proposing new models.

Key words: UE, challenges ,family life , working parents, family responsibilities.