EU2020 and European Semester

The Europe 2020 Growth strategy, promoting “smart, sustainable and inclusive growth” - the EWL monitors and makes sure the gender dimension is taken into account in the strategy and in its architecture the European Semester.

  • European Semester: a driver for equality between women and men?

    European Semester: a driver for equality between women and men?

    The EWL continues to call for gender mainstreaming and gender budgeting in the European Semester.
    [Brussels 11 July 2019] As part of the European Semester, every year, the European Commission issues Country-Specific Recommendations (CSRs) which aim to provide guidance to Member States on macro-economic, budgetary and structural policies. The Country-Specific Recommendations are tailored-made economic and budgetary policy recommendations from the European Commission to each Member States (...) Read more

  • The New Directive and EWL Long-Standing Demands for Work-Life Balance

    The New Directive and EWL Long-Standing Demands for Work-Life Balance

    [Brussels, 4 July 2019] A couple of weeks ago, the Council of the EU adopted the Directive on work-life balance for parents and carers, which covers parental leave, paternity leave, carers’ leave and the right to request flexible working arrangements for reasons related to care responsibilities. The new Directive is the most concrete initiative of the European Pillar of Social Rights. However, the Directive only establish minimum standards and it will bring little change in the (...) Read more

  • Economic governance without a feminist perspective

    2014 years assessment on the CSR’s from a Gender Equality perspective. Members from Sweden, Finland, Austria, Estonia, United Kingdom, Cyprus, Germany and Czech Republic gives their views and recommendations on the situation regarding gender pay and pensions gaps, for migrant women and for women considered as second earners.
    Read the hole report here. Read more

  • The Europe 2020 Growth strategy

    The Europe 2020 Growth strategy consists of the the following targets: Employment - 75% of the 20-64 year-olds to be employed R&D / innovation - 3% of the EU’s GDP (public and private combined) to be invested in R&D/innovation Climate change / energy - greenhouse gas emissions 20% (or even 30%, if the conditions are right) lower than 1990, 20% of energy from renewables, 20% increase in energy efficiency Education - Reducing school drop-out rates below 10%
    at least 40% (...) Read more

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