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The EWL have since 2011 monitored the European Semester and put pressure on the different institutions to make sure that women’s rights and gender equality is mainstreamed and considered.

This has been done both within the European Semester Alliances and with own efforts. See all contributions bellow.

(See also the study: "Data for the evaluation of the European Semester from a gender equality perspective")

Read more about the European Semester here.

  • 2014

    Letter to Commission president Barosso
    Letter to commissioner Rhen
    Se also EWL’s contributions to mid-term review of the Europe 2020 and the European Semester
    EWL also contributed to the Mid-term review of Europe 2020 by Social Platform and the Liaison Group
    European Semester Alliance
    The European Semester alliance was officially established in 2014
    The new EU Alliance for a democratic, social and sustainable European Semester, a broad coalition bringing together environmental, (...) Read more

  • 2013

    Alternative country specific recommendations (CSR’s) by the members of EWL Letterto Commission president Barosso Summary of Commission Recommendations on 2013 National Reform Programme:CSRsmentioning or related to women
    European Semester Alliance The ad-hoc coalition European semester Alliance was introduced in 2013. Alternative CSR’s The alliance organised an hearing in May 2013 at the European (...) Read more

  • 2012

    Alternative country specific recommendations (CSR’s) by the members of EWL (see also additional) EWL submitted key messages to the EPSO council Letterto Commission president Barosso See also the members briefing of the Europe 2020 strategy in Englishand French Read more

  • 2011

    Letter to the minister of the EPSCO council.
    For the EWL there is a contradiction between on the one hand, the aim to increase women’s employment rate in the context of the EU2020 Strategy and to address the demographic decline and on the other hand, the refusal to adopt measures that will facilitate these goals of which maternity leave is a necessary component. Read more

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