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Employment and social innovation programme (EaSI)

19-10-2016

EaSI is an umbrella programme that brings together three previous EU programmes managed separately: Progress, Eures and the Progress Microfinance Facility. Progress helps to finance good analytical data about social policies and their dissemination, in order to base EU policies on evidence. Eures focuses on employment and encourages professional mobility. The Microfinance Facility provides help to social enterprises, namely by providing vulnerable groups with a financial contribution to let them ...

EaSI is an umbrella programme that brings together three previous EU programmes managed separately: Progress, Eures and the Progress Microfinance Facility. Progress helps to finance good analytical data about social policies and their dissemination, in order to base EU policies on evidence. Eures focuses on employment and encourages professional mobility. The Microfinance Facility provides help to social enterprises, namely by providing vulnerable groups with a financial contribution to let them start their own company.

Gender Equality Policies in the USA

15-03-2012

Even though the most obvious forms of sex discrimination have been considerably reduced in the USA society, discrimination takes much more subtle forms. This note offers an overview of the situation in the US (at federal level) regarding gender equality and is based on 5 themes: sex discrimination in the workplace; reconciliation of private and professional life; access to health care; equal representation in decision-making; eradication of all forms of genderbased violence. It appears that, depending ...

Even though the most obvious forms of sex discrimination have been considerably reduced in the USA society, discrimination takes much more subtle forms. This note offers an overview of the situation in the US (at federal level) regarding gender equality and is based on 5 themes: sex discrimination in the workplace; reconciliation of private and professional life; access to health care; equal representation in decision-making; eradication of all forms of genderbased violence. It appears that, depending on the issue at stake, the US situation can be comparable to the one of some of the EU countries or be particular notably because of cultural specificities.

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Konstantina Davaki (London School of Economics and Political Science)

Social Cohesion and Demographic Development in a Sustainable Europe

15-11-2011

Documents of the Joint Parliamentary Meeting on "Social Cohesion and Demographic Development in a Sustainable Europe" held on 5-6 December 2011in Brussels

Documents of the Joint Parliamentary Meeting on "Social Cohesion and Demographic Development in a Sustainable Europe" held on 5-6 December 2011in Brussels

Revising the Maternity Leave Directive

21-10-2011

The first reading of the revision, proposed in 2008, to the Maternity Leave Directive has yet to be concluded. The EP has adopted its position, voting, inter alia, to increase minimum paid leave beyond the Commission's proposal. In the Council, however, progress has halted, with many Member States expressing strong reservations over both Commission and EP positions.

The first reading of the revision, proposed in 2008, to the Maternity Leave Directive has yet to be concluded. The EP has adopted its position, voting, inter alia, to increase minimum paid leave beyond the Commission's proposal. In the Council, however, progress has halted, with many Member States expressing strong reservations over both Commission and EP positions.

Benefits of a Maternity / Parental Leave in the EU-27 - Literature Review

15-09-2010

Maternity/Parental leave and the relevant benefits constitute important means through which welfare states provide support to families to contribute to social reproduction, to guarantee a good start in life for children, to protect children’s and mothers’ wellbeing and more recently to address current demographic and economic problems and help families achieve work/family balance, a declared EU priority. This note presents the important benefits and the crucial role maternity/parental leave plays ...

Maternity/Parental leave and the relevant benefits constitute important means through which welfare states provide support to families to contribute to social reproduction, to guarantee a good start in life for children, to protect children’s and mothers’ wellbeing and more recently to address current demographic and economic problems and help families achieve work/family balance, a declared EU priority. This note presents the important benefits and the crucial role maternity/parental leave plays on the societal and family level in the context of the EU-27.

Autor extern

Konstantina DAVAKI (London School of Economics and Political Science, UK)

Spanish Policy on Gender Equality : Relevant Current Legislation and Policies

15-10-2009

This paper explores the main current Spanish legislation and policies relating to gender equality. Spain has moved in approximately three decades from being a ‘latecomer’ to being a ‘pioneer’ in gender equality policies. During this time Spain has consolidated its institutional machinery on gender equality policies (section 1.1). It has developed a strategy to promote gender equality based on equal opportunities, positive actions (2.3), and gender mainstreaming (2.2), and has adopted both plans and ...

This paper explores the main current Spanish legislation and policies relating to gender equality. Spain has moved in approximately three decades from being a ‘latecomer’ to being a ‘pioneer’ in gender equality policies. During this time Spain has consolidated its institutional machinery on gender equality policies (section 1.1). It has developed a strategy to promote gender equality based on equal opportunities, positive actions (2.3), and gender mainstreaming (2.2), and has adopted both plans and laws as policy instruments (2.1). It has approved a comprehensive law against gender violence that frames it as a public matter of high political priority and an issue of Human Rights (3.1), and an equality law that covers a broad range of issues, from paternity leave to a more gender-balanced political representation (respectively in 3.2 and 3.3). It has improved gender equality in politics, through a parity government and an increase in women’s political representation (3.3). It has placed the issue of reconciliation of work and family on the political agenda (3.2). The Spanish government is currently working on new laws such as a law on sexual and reproductive health and an equal treatment act covering different inequalities. Despite this progress, many challenges still lie ahead for Spanish policy on gender equality, some of which will be tackled in this briefing note.

Autor extern

Emanuela LOMBARDO (Ramón y Cajal Researcher at the Department of Political Science and Administration II of Madrid Complutense University, Spain)

Women and Transport

26-06-2006

This report sets out the nature of the gender imbalance in the transport sector across the newly enlarged Europe. It highlights the nature of travel differences between men and women as transport users and consumers and the implications this has for the planning, operations and management of the transport system. It sets out the challenges faced by institutions within the transport sector to mainstream gender equality. It also highlights the male-domination of employment within all areas of the transport ...

This report sets out the nature of the gender imbalance in the transport sector across the newly enlarged Europe. It highlights the nature of travel differences between men and women as transport users and consumers and the implications this has for the planning, operations and management of the transport system. It sets out the challenges faced by institutions within the transport sector to mainstream gender equality. It also highlights the male-domination of employment within all areas of the transport labour force and the few examples of good practice that are trying to overcome women's under-representation in this industry. The report sets out the criteria for a European transport system with gender equality at its core and a series of concrete actions appropriate to start on that journey.

Autor extern

The University of East London, London, UK and Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, Wuppertal, Germany

Personal Protective Equipment at Work

01-09-1999

This report investigates whether there is a conflict between European harmonised legislation covering personal protective equipment at work and the freedom of orthodox Sikhs to practise their religious customs, in particular to wear uncut hair and beards, a comb in the hair knot on top of the head and a Turban for male Sikhs. We found evidence for such a conflict in the UK, where the implementation in national law of the relevant EU directives (DIR 89/656/EEC and 89/686/EEC) resulted in a reversal ...

This report investigates whether there is a conflict between European harmonised legislation covering personal protective equipment at work and the freedom of orthodox Sikhs to practise their religious customs, in particular to wear uncut hair and beards, a comb in the hair knot on top of the head and a Turban for male Sikhs. We found evidence for such a conflict in the UK, where the implementation in national law of the relevant EU directives (DIR 89/656/EEC and 89/686/EEC) resulted in a reversal of a trend in progressive incorporation of a religious exemption from the obligation to wear protective headwear. The conflict appears to be mainly due to the national legislation. The relevant European legislation only prescribes minimum requirements. If the Turban is to be considered as an alternative for bump caps, this may be hampered by the wording of the definition of personal protective equipment in DIR 89/656/EEC, that it has to be designed as such. Several options are presented for EU legislation, administration and policy, concerning safety at work in general and personal protective equipment in particular. We also present options for considering the Turban as an alternative form of head protection.

Autor extern

Ineke Malsch (Utrecht, The Netherlands)

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