The Hungarian capital has a population of about 2 million. Among the most significant work-related problems are the lack of part-time, flexible-time and shared-time employment and family-friendly workplaces; absence from paid work while on maternity leave; and the reintegration of women into the labour market after maternity leave. In general, childcare services in Budapest are used by the children of working mothers. Since service supply is inadequate, not all mothers in employment have access to these institutions, and decisions are made based on the age of the mother, the age of the child, and the availability of nursery places.

The pilot deployment of Families_Share in Budapest will be coordinated by the Regional Environmental Center (REC) and will involve several established communities (with the goal of adding more during implementation). The REC will cooperate with three organisations in the first round — Cargonomia (an open community workspace promotes sustainable bicycle-based logistics and increased access to healthy, locally produced food products in Budapest); Green Roster Lyceum (a special school for children who, for any reason, have dropped out of the ordinary education system); and HellóAnyu (“HelloMum”, the first cooperative that actively supports social community in Budapest’s 7th district by providing a shared social space for at least 250 to 300 local mothers with young children).

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