Work-Life Balance

The University of Trento strongly supports policies that reconcile professional, private and family life.

Family audit 

“Family Audit” is a certification that organizations can obtain if they demonstrate that they care about reconciling the work and family life of their employees.

To obtain the certification, organizations must pass an audit by a registered auditor with the Family Audit Standard. In Italy, the certifying institution and owner of the standard is the Autonomous Province of Trento.

Family audit  and the University of Trento

With the adoption of the 2014-2016 Plan of Positive Actions for Equal Opportunities, the University of Trento decided to participate in the Family Audit Project and to obtain the basic certification. Over the next 3 years, the University will define and implement a series of actions aimed at facilitating the reconciliation of the work and family life of its employees, personnel on fixed term contracts, and other staff in general.

Through these actions, the University of Trento will promote the implementation of equal opportunities in the University, among other things through the adoption of tools aimed at facilitating the reconciliation of work and family life, obtain a certification that proves the University’s commitment for the well-being of its employees, and stimulate other organizations to follow its best practices, even on an experimental basis.

The University action plan for 2015-2017

The University has prepared an action plan containing the measures it intends to implement in the next 3 years.

The Plan is structured in different actions and areas of interest:

  • the organization of work: timetables, work procedures, working environments
  • the culture of reconciliation: staff development
  • communication: information and communication tools
  • benefits and services: financial aid, family services
  • Distretto Famiglia: a re-organization of services based on the guidelines and objectives of “Distretto Famiglia”
  • new technologies and new ICT services

Detailed information on the Plan can be found in the Download box.

Concluded events
Young girl wearing rabbit ears that cones out of a smartphone

Easter 2021 - Giochiamo insieme online

Little boy wearing christmas clothes before a laptop computer

Christmas 2020 - Giochiamo insieme online

Summerlab 2020 Summerlabs 2020 - Giochiamo insieme online!
Little girl looking through a microscope

Pre-school Camp 2019 UniTrento-FBK

Children on the grass raising their hands in the air

Summerlabs 2019 - UniTrento summer camps in Rovereto, in Collina and in Trento

Children lying down in circle making the gesture of a binoculars with their hands

Eastercamp 2019 - Easter camps in UniTrento-FBK

Faces painted on fingers

8 novembre 2018 - Con noi all'università - Sperimentando i condizionamenti climatici


illustration of children

Summerlabs 2018 - Colonie estive UniTrento a Rovereto, in Collina e a Trento


Boy with backpack touching drawings in the air

Summerlabs 2017 - Colonie estive UniTrento in Collina (12-16 June 2017), in Trento (19-23 June 2017) and Rovereto (4-8 September 2017)


simple drawing of family in white on colourful background

10 May 2017 - I nostri figli davanti agli schermi


simple image of family on blue background

23 March 2017 - Discussion "Nuovi bambini, nuove frontiere: bisogni, risorse, proposte"



Summerlab 2016 - Colonia estiva UniTrento in Collina

Summerlab (article published in UniTrentoMAG)

faces painted on fingers

6 May 2016 - Con noi all'Università


For more information on the Family Audit national project, its various steps, the involved stakeholders and available tools, visit the website Family Audit