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Martina Prpic

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EU policies – Delivering for citizens: Promoting equality between women and men [Policy Podcast]

The European Union (EU) is committed to eliminating inequalities and promoting gender equality ‘in all its activities’ and has made considerable advances over the years. Continue reading

EU policies – Delivering for citizens: Human Rights [Policy Podcast]

In the 70 years since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – the first international document to set common standards of achievement for all states – the pivotal role and moral, legal and political significance of human rights in the international arena have become indisputable. Continue reading

Religion and human rights

Although on the EU agenda for decades, recent events, such as the migration crisis and the issues with the rule of law in some Member States, have brought the issue of values back into focus. Continue reading

Gender equality in the EU’s digital and media sectors

As the ‘digital revolution’ expands into more areas of our lives, from the way we work, to how we consume, look after our health, learn and take part in politics, it is increasingly clear that this is not just a purely technical – or economic – process, but also a social one, and one which is not gender-neutral. Continue reading

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 2017

This year, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November, takes place against a backdrop of revelations about sexual harassment, that were followed by women sharing their personal experiences on social media, highlighting the magnitude of the problem, helping to raise public awareness, and igniting conversations throughout the EU. Continue reading

Revision of the Blue Card Directive [EU Legislation in Progress]

Attracting highly qualified immigrants to Europe has been one of the EU’s key priorities for several years. However, up until now the EU has not been as successful as other OECD countries. Continue reading

Women in parliaments

The Infographic “Women in parliaments” provides information on the proportion of women in national parliaments, compares representation of women in national parliaments with their numbers in the European Parliament and shows the number of women in the EP by political group. Continue reading

Combating ‘honour’ crimes in the EU

Written by Martina Prpic Awareness of ‘honour’ crimes has increased in the EU in the past decade. Even though the majority of such crimes still usually go unreported, even when made known to the police, this type of crime has often been miscategorised. Experts have warned that this type of violent behaviour is different from, … Continue reading

Promoting tolerance in the EU

Written by Martina Prpic In 1995 − which was the United Nations (UN) Year for Tolerance − the UN established 16 November as the International Day for Tolerance. The day was intended to serve as a reminder of the dangers of intolerance and the necessity to promote tolerance through raising public awareness, education and other … Continue reading

Women and education in the EU

Written by Ulla Jurviste, Martina Prpic, Eulalia Claros Gender equality in education is guaranteed by law in EU Member States, so the issues are far more complex than simply that of gaining access to education for girls, as remains the problem in many developing countries. Yet despite the legal equality in the EU, inequalities persist … Continue reading

Towards a new European Agenda on Security

Written by Martina Prpic Security and defence of its citizens are of high importance in the EU. At the same time, any EU security policy must also respect the values on which the EU is based, such as respect for fundamental rights. Striking the right balance between the two has been the guiding principle of the … Continue reading

Maternity and paternity leave in the EU

Written by Ulla Jurviste, Martina Prpic and Giulio Sabbati Updated in December 2016 Maternity leave policies in EU Member States are governed by the 1992 Pregnant Workers Directive, which sets the minimum period for maternity leave at 14 weeks, with 2 weeks’ compulsory leave before and/or after confinement and an adequate allowance subject to national … Continue reading

Internal Security Strategy: open and safe Europe

Written by Martina Prpic 6 language versions available in PDF format Strategie der inneren Sicherheit: Für ein offenes und sicheres Europa La Estrategia de Seguridad Interior: una Europa abierta y segura Stratégie de sécurité intérieure: une Europe ouverte et sûre Strategia di sicurezza interna: un’Europa aperta e sicura Strategia bezpieczeństwa wewnętrznego otwarta i bezpieczna Europa … 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

The Open Method of Coordination

Written by Martina Prpic The EU response to the 2008 economic crisis, which has exposed the weaknesses of the EU economic governance of the time, has resulted in a debate on how to find a balance between intergovernmentalism and supranational actions within the EU framework, bringing into question further use of soft intergovernmental methods, such … Continue reading

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