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Reconciliation policies: recent development at EU level

Presentation given by Muriel Bissières, Policy officer, Gender Equality Unit, Directorate General for Justice, European Commission on the occasion of the EESC LMO conference on 'Towards a better work-life balance' (Brussels, 24 September 2014).

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Reconciliation policies: recent development at EU level

  1. 1. Reconciliation policies: recent developments at EU level Conference on "towards a better work-life balance" EESC 24 September 2014 Muriel Bissières, European Commission DG Justice Gender Equality Unit
  2. 2. Male and female employment rates Since 2000 the female employment rate has increased thanks to targeted policies. The gender employment gap shrank as a direct consequence of the economic crisis which affected particularly male dominated sectors.
  3. 3. •The share of men working part-time is small (8%), whereas almost a third of employed women across Europe work part-time (32%)
  4. 4. Reconciliation in support to key policy objectives • Sustainable growth and employment • Gender equality • Demographic renewal • Social inclusion
  5. 5. Strategy for equality between women and men 2010-2015
  6. 6. Reconciliation between work and private life, a global approach : ♀ ♂
  7. 7. Monitoring legislation • Revised parental leave directive • Maternity leave directive • Working time directive
  8. 8. Promoting gender equality in the EU2020 strategy : 2014 European Semester: CSRs related to female labour market participation for 14 MS
  9. 9. Reviewing the EU2020 strategy : a gender equality pillar ? Council conclusions of 19 June 2014 on "Women and the economy: Economic independence from the perspective of part-time work and self-employment"
  10. 10. Encouraging use of the structural funds • 3,2billions euros for childcare 2007-2013 • Encouraging developments in - Hungary - Poland - Malta with the contribution of the European Structural and Investment Funds
  11. 11. The use of structural funds : examples • Development of childcare services for children under 3 in Hungary 32 billion HUF(~106 million EUR) co-financed by ERDF 2007- 2014 + 4,8 billion HUF (16 million EUR) co-financed by ESF 2012- 2015. • Counselling service to offer made-to-measure solutions for young mothers looking for work in France € 82 610 co-financed by ESF 2007- 2010. • Creation of school places and new jobs by social cooperatives in Italy co-financed by ESF.
  12. 12. Monitoring the Barcelona targets In EU 25 Proportion of children cared for by formal arrangements
  13. 13. Developing knowledge and capacity building • Study on the role of men, out-of school care services, elderly care • Production of statistical reports on “Reconciling work, private and family life” • Exchange of good practices on flexible working time arrangements, on childcare services, on the role of men in gender equality
  14. 14. Any questions ? Where's the mechanic?

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  • christinedalli09

    Feb. 6, 2017

Presentation given by Muriel Bissières, Policy officer, Gender Equality Unit, Directorate General for Justice, European Commission on the occasion of the EESC LMO conference on 'Towards a better work-life balance' (Brussels, 24 September 2014).

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