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Il termine ultimo per presentare le candidature è il 6 settembre

Il Comitato economico e sociale europeo invita i cittadini e le organizzazioni della società civile di tutta l'Unione europea a candidarsi per il suo Premio per la società civile. L'edizione di quest'anno premierà le iniziative che, per lottare contro gli stereotipi di genere, promuovono le pari opportunità e la parità di trattamento delle donne e degli uomini in tutti gli ambiti della vita economica e sociale.

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Il Comitato economico e sociale europeo (CESE) ha appena lanciato l'edizione 2019 del suo Premio per la società civile. Il tema di quest'anno è "Più donne nella società e nell'economia europee": l'intento è premiare le iniziative e i progetti innovativi con cui la società civile si batte a favore delle pari opportunità tra donne e uomini e della loro parità di trattamento in tutti gli ambiti della vita economica e sociale.


In order to prepare its opinion on the Commission proposal for a directive on combating violence against women and domestic violence, the EESC is organising a hybrid public hearing on 21 April 2022 from 9:30 am to 1 pm.

The aim of the event is to gather input from civil society, including social partners and academia as well other EU Institutions and international organisations.

Your participation and input are most welcome!


The Commission proposed in March 2021 new pay transparency measures, such as pay information for job seekers, a right to know the pay levels for workers doing the same work, as well as gender pay gap reporting obligations for big companies. The proposal aims to strengthen the tools for workers to claim their rights and facilitate access to justice. Employers will not be allowed to ask job seekers for their pay history and they will have to provide pay related anonymised data upon employee request. Employees will also have the right to compensation for discrimination in pay.

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.

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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.

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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.

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