EU and Gender Equality
European Trade Union Confederation
Trade unions pursue gender equality objectives in Europe through participation in the ETUC
Up to end 2010, Gender equality was the responsibility of DG Employment and Social Affairs. It is now under the portfolio of Justice, Fundamental rights and Citizenship. Tackling discrimination page here
The EU and Irish Women - see EC office Dublin page here:
European Institute for Gender Equality
The Institute was established in May 2007, initially in Brussels and then moved to its office in Vilnius, Lithuania. The Experts' Forum is the Institute's advisory body. Its principle function is to provide expertise knowledge in the field of gender equality. Congress holds the alternate ETUC position on this body.
European Framework of Actions on Gender Equality 2005
This Framework , agreed by the ETUC, CEEP and UNICE/UEAPME, identifies four priorities on which they ask national social partners to take action during the next five years.
EC Roadmaps for Equality between women and men
The Roadmap for Equality between women and men for the period 2006-2010 was adopted on 1 March 2006
Opinions of the Advisory Committee on Equality for Women
Click here for a range of opinions on related issues
Committee on Women and Gender Equality (FEMM)