On International Women's Day 2023, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) held a debate on dismantling gender stereotypes in education, which are still stopping girls and young women from making their own study and career choices and achieving their full professional potential.
The European Economic and Social Committee held a plenary debate on the role of finance and public recovery policies in promoting gender equality and the economic empowerment of women in the EU. The discussion was linked to the adoption of two opinions: one on a gender-based approach to budgeting and investing and the other on how Member States can improve the way in which the direct and indirect measures proposed in their Recovery and Resilience Plans (RRPs) affect gender equality.
The EESC Fundamental Rights and Rule of Law Group held a public hearing on protecting women's sexual and reproductive health and rights. Participants in the debate called for free health services, access to contraception, more inclusive policies, and reproductive and sexual education. This debate was organised in collaboration with the EESC Equality Group as part of a series of EESC events following up on the European Parliament's Gender Equality Week initiative.
On the occasion of the European Parliament (EP) Gender Equality Week, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) debated the way to improve women's participation in the labour market with EP Vice-President Evelyn Regner.
At its July plenary, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) debated the Commission's draft directive to tackle gender-based violence and gender equality in presence of Cristina Fabre of the European Institute for Gender Equality. The Committee adopted two opinions with recommendations for making the legislation more effective in combatting such an issue of epidemic proportions and demanded for its inclusion in the list of EU crimes.
This year, the EESC honors outstanding citizens' initiatives that champion equal opportunities for women and men and contribute to empowering women in society and the economy
Krajnji rok za podnošenje prijava: 6. rujna
Europski gospodarski i socijalni odbor poziva organizacije civilnog društva i pojedince diljem Europske unije da se prijave na njegovu poznatu Nagradu za civilno društvo. Ove se godine tom nagradom odaje priznanje inicijativama kojima se bori protiv rodnih stereotipa promicanjem jednakih mogućnosti za žene i muškarce i jednakog postupanja prema njima u svim područjima gospodarskog i društvenog života.
Europski gospodarski i socijalni odbor (EGSO) raspisao je natječaj za Nagradu za civilno društvo za 2019. godinu. Ovogodišnja je tema Više žena u europskom društvu i gospodarstvu, a nagradit će se inovativne inicijative i projekti čiji je cilj borba za jednake mogućnosti za žene i muškarce i jednako postupanje prema njima u svim sferama gospodarskog i društvenog života.