Igualdad de género

This page is also available in:

  • Rewarding excellence in civil society initiatives

    The first prize went to Women's Toponymy, Italy.
    2nd prize: Polish Women's Strike, Poland; 3rd prize: Fairy Tales, Bulgaria; 4th prize: #mimmitkooda (Women Code), Finland; 5th prize: The Brussels Binder, Belgium.

    Read more about the winners

  • During it's meeting on 29 November 2019, the Section for Economic and Monetary Union and Economic and Social Cohesion (ECO) of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is organising a public debate "The Benefits of Gender Equality for the European Economy" with the aim to explore how policies aimed at achieving greater gender equality could help reinforce Europe's economic performance and what role the European civil society could play in supporting the development and implementation of these policies.

  • Extraordinary meeting of the Diversity Europe Group

    The objective of the conference on 12 November was to launch the discussion on interrelated topics, but with a forward looking and practical approach. To explore how to move from the personal experience to the Institutional, how to change mind-sets and overcome prejudices.

  • Published in
    2 pages
    Bureaucratic measures will have very little effect on the gender pay gap

    In order to address the gender pay gap, the root causes of the gap must be carefully assessed and correctly identified. The EU and the Member States need to take policy action that provides solutions to horizontal and vertical labour market segregation, gender stereotypes and the inadequate provision of child-care and long-term care.

  • Published in
    52 pages

    This brochure presents the highlights and findings of the EESC's 13th Civil Society Media Seminar.

    The Seminar was organised at the University of Malaga, Spain, on 10-11 October 2019, and included three panels:

  • Published in
    85 pages

    This study looks at the state of gender balance in the European Economic and Social Committee, both at the political (members) and administrative (staff) level, and considers the main factors influencing the gender composition of the Committee. 

  • Statement by
    G. Dassis, President of the EESC

    This year's Women's Day on 8 March finds not just Europe, but the whole international community, at a critical economic and political juncture with violations of women's rights on the rise. In various parts of the world where there are conflicts, migration and displacement, and wherever the effects of poverty and climate change are at their most severe, women and children are among the groups most vulnerable to discrimination and violence. ...

  • Published in
    124 pages

    The EESC organised debates with organised civil society in all Member States between 2 September and 2 November 2016. The debates were coordinated by three EESC members ('trios') from the country concerned, often in co-operation with the European Commission (15 debates) or the national Economic and Social Council (7 debates).

  • Published in
    8 pages

    On 13 and 14 February 2014, over 150 civil society representatives gathered at the EESC to discuss their positions on a global Post-2015 framework for sustainable development. Participants from local, regional and national authorities, EU and UN level policy-makers, social partners, environment, development, human rights, agriculture and consumer organisations; industry, business and academia brought a wealth of perspectives into the debate.

  • Speaker
    Staffan Nilsson
    Crisis or not, we are now working in an open trading area, and in a globalised world. Europe will not build a sustainable society that is prosperous in the long term without the rest of the world. We need to share the same objectives even if we don't use the same tools. As an open globalised economy we must TOGETHER identify and share good practices. It is in all our interests. The role of entrepreneurs in channelling such investment for economic recovery is key to ensuring a competitive and dynamic economy. To make sure that this renewed economy is sustainable in the future, we must invest in education in entrepreneurship. We must focus on untapped human capital. This mainly means young people, women, older workers, migrants and other vulnerable groups.
    Staffan Nilsson`s conclusions of the ETF Conference: Towards excellence in entrepreneurship and enterprise