Frequently Asked Questions:
WHAT ARE TIME POLICIES?
Time Policies are a tool to transform our society in the XXI century, making it healthier, more egalitarian, more efficient, and more sustainable. As they affect a myriad of areas, it is of huge importance that their approach is cross-sectoral and from different levels of governance.
WHAT IS THE IMPACT FOR SOCIETY OF IMPROVING ITS USE OF TIME?
At the personal level, our body is operated by an internal clock, known as circadian rhythms, which controls sleep, hunger and other key aspects of our health — but it also controls the more productive time slots of our day thanks to a higher cognitive performance.
At the societal level, the agreements we have on how our society organizes time, what we call social organization of time, has an impact on mobility, productivity, citizens’ quality of life and environment.
By implementing time policies, we aim to transform several areas of our day-to-day lives in order to improve our health, quality of life, life and work balance, public services, our relation with the environment, and the democratic quality of our society.
WHAT IS THE TIMEUSEPOLICIES.INFO WEBSITE?
This is a meeting point for municipalities and regions to share and visualize their best practices related to time policies, to promote them, and to make available for everybody applicable and realistic success cases.
WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT FOR MUNICIPALITIES TO SHARE THEIR BEST PRACTICES?
In order to universalise smarter, more productive, more sustainable and healthier uses of time for society; but also for visualising the measures the municipality or region has put into effect.