Compatibility of Career and Family

Empa is responding to the complex challenges of today’s world by taking specific action to promote equal opportunities and diversity. Therefore, several measures to promote the compatibility of family and career have been established during recent years. The following links provide more ideas about maintaining the individual work-life-balance.

Kantonale Jugendsportcamps (Cantonal Youth Sport Camps)
These camps exist all year round. The snow sports camps are particularly popular during the winter vacation, where sports like snowboarding, skiing, cross-country and freeride tours are offered.

Reka-Familienferien (Family Vacation)
Reka provides affordable, guided vacations for single mums under the banner of “Wellness for the body, mind and spirit”. While the mothers are off doing their activities, the children (up to 12 years of age) are supervised under the Rekalino program. There are also guided vacation weeks for divorced or separated fathers and their children. During the four half days when the children are supervised in the vacation village, the fathers enjoy a guided exchange of ideas and experiences.

Gemeinsam Regie führen. Ein Impuls zu Beruf und Familie (Being in the Lead Together. Impulses for Your Career and Family Life).
Various brochures on cohabitation were developed by the Offices for Gender Equality of the Cantons of Bern, Lucerne and Zurich, the UND office, and the Federal Office for Gender Equality (FOGE). (Only in German.)

Internetplattform zur Vereinbarkeit von Berufs- und Privatleben des Kantons Zürich
The platform initiated by the Canton of Zurich serves as an information pool and forum for employers and employees on the topics of reconciling career and family life. Companies learn how to become more family-friendly, while employees find tips on how they can strike a better balance.

Childcare for Empa staff