Keywords: Work-life Balance, Families, Social Policies, Regional Policies.
Work-life balance is a central question in post-modern societies characterized by diffusion of dual-earner family model, extension of life and aging process and the increase of adults with duty of care. In Italy there are limits in the responses to work-life balance that lead to reflect on the role that Regions can act to create spaces of thought and action for new solutions. The research presented investigates this role through the study of the Veneto program Alliances for the Family. The results, balancing the limits and the potential, show how the projects included in this framework have contributed to an activation, if not of interventions, at least of reflections and knowledge on reconciliation and it is hoped that the projects and initiated changes have a chance to settle and thrive