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Gender pay gap

Written by Cristina Cardarelli and Ulla Jurviste, Despite consistent efforts over decades across Europe, according to recent studies today women are still paid on average 16% less than men per hour of work. The gender pay gap (GPG) is the difference between men’s and women’s pay, expressed as a percentage of male earnings. It is … Continue reading

The Employment Equality Directive – European Implementation Assessment

Written by Jan Tymowski, Equality is one of the fundamental values that the European Union is founded upon, and it is duly reflected in the Treaties, as well as in national laws of the Member States. The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU states explicitly that any discrimination based on – among other grounds … Continue reading

How the EU budget is spent: Rights, Equality and Citizenship

Written by Gianluca Sgueo, With a financial envelope of nearly €440 million for the period 2014-2020, four main financing actions and nine specific objectives, the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (RECP) is a European Union (EU) funding programme aiming to protect equality and the rights of persons, as enshrined in the Treaty on the Functioning of … Continue reading

Poverty risk, inequality and social exclusion

Updated on 22 January 2016 Written by Eulalia Claros, Verena Kern The distribution of poverty, inequality and social exclusion varies significantly across EU Member States. Based on 2013 data, this infographic shows who is at risk, how equally disposable income is distributed,and how much EU countries spend on specific measures to combat poverty and social … Continue reading

Implementation of the Employment Equality Directive

Written by Martina Prpic 6 language versions available in PDF format Umsetzung der Richtlinie über die Gleichbehandlung in Beschäftigung und Beruf Aplicación de la Directiva relativa a la igualdad de trato en el empleo Mise en œuvre de la directive sur l’égalité en matière d’emploi Attuazione della direttiva sulla parità in materia di occupazione Wdrażanie dyrektywy … Continue reading

Women in politics, business and public administration in the EU

The EU-28 average share of women occupying ministerial positions in national politics reached 25% in 2013, increasing from 19% in 2005. Furthermore in 2013, women represent 32% of the College in the European Commission. For most countries, women’s presence in the European Parliament is higher than in national assemblies. The EU-28 share of female members … Continue reading

Quality traineeships: Facilitating young people’s transition to employment

With high levels of youth unemployment in the European Union, helping young people find work is a pressing problem. By providing opportunities in a real work situation to acquire valuable skills and learn appropriate behaviour, traineeships can help young people make the transition from education or unemployment to permanent work. In addition to acquiring skills … Continue reading

Services bancaires de base: accès et mobilité

6 language versions available in PDF format Grundlegende Bankdienstleistungen Zugang und Mobilität Servicios bancarios de base: acceso y movilidad Services bancaires de base: accès et mobilité Servizi bancari di base: accesso e mobilità Podstawowe usługi bankowe: dostęp i mobilność Basic bank services: access and mobility Disposer d’un compte de paiement est essentiel pour les consommateurs … Continue reading

Gender balance on company boards

Although the number of women on company boards is growing, they remain under-represented. Whether greater gender balance is needed and how that could be reached remains controversial. The Commission has proposed to set, at EU level, a minimum quota of women among non-executive board members. Background In EU companies, women represent only 16.6% of board … Continue reading

European women and the crisis (1 page)

6 language versions available in PDF format Frauen in Europa und die Krise Las mujeres europeas y la crisis Les femmes européennes et la crise Le donne europee e la crisi Wpływ kryzysu na sytuację kobiet w Europie European women and the crisis Whilst contracting output in male-dominated sectors prompted some analysts to talk of … Continue reading

Gender aspects of the crisis

The current economic downturn and financial and budgetary crisis has an impact on the situation of both women and men in the labour market, on their living conditions, on income, etc. They also affect gender equality policies, as economic crises are deeply gendered. Academics have questioned whether women are more vulnerable to the effects of the crises … Continue reading

European women and the crisis

Labour markets across the European Union (EU) were severely impacted by the recession with a record high average unemployment rate of 10.7%. Nevertheless, effects of the crisis differ across Member States (MS) and also present different pictures for men and women. The crisis has been repeatedly considered “male-dominated” as men’s unemployment figures rose more dramatically … Continue reading

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