EU and Gender Equality

European Trade Union Confederation

Trade unions pursue gender equality objectives in Europe through participation in the ETUC

European Commission

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

Strategy for equality between women and men 2010-2015. Related documents here

Opinions of the Advisory Committee on Equality for Women

Click here for a range of opinions on related issues

European Parliament

Committee on Women and Gender Equality (FEMM)