The reconciliation of family and working life is not only one of the
most pressing issues in Austrian family policy, it also remains a
central topic for employed parents and employers alike. More and more
stakeholders recognize the importance of finding more effective
solutions and ways to support employees and employers faced with this
In 2006 the Familie & Beruf Management GmbH was established by law to coordinate and facilitate family-friendly measures taken on a national level. The Familie & Beruf Management GmbH is a non-profit state-owned enterprise, which means the Republic of Austria, in this case represented by the Minister of Family Affairs, owns 100 percent of the company. Its main services are certification processes helping companies, universities and communities to evaluate and implement family-friendly measures in order to create and promote a more family-oriented work and life environment.