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Antagna on 19/09/2018
Dokumentreferens: 
SOC/587-EESC-2018

This exploratory opinion was requested by the European Parliament to feed into a mission to Tallinn, Estonia, on "Digitalisation and the women's role", organised by the EP's Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) on 19-21 September 2018. The opinion looks into the digital gender gap in education system and the labour market. It analyses the reasons behind this phenomenon it and makes proposals on how to increase the participation of girls in STEM and ICT studies and boost the presence of women in the digital sector. It also looks into the pros and cons of digitalisation and its impact on women's life-work balance.

EESK:s yttrande: Digital gender gap (Exploratory opinion from the European Parliament)

Antagna on 13/02/2013
Dokumentreferens: 
SOC/475-EESC-2012-2444
Plenarsession: 
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Feb 13, 2013 Feb 14, 2013

The EESC welcomes the proposal for a directive for improving the gender balance among non-executive directors of companies listed on the stock exchange with a minimum objective of 40% by 2020. The EESC and the Commission recognise the need to respect the freedom to conduct business. This directive is a minimum standard which seeks to improve the conditions for business prosperity and allows Member States to progress beyond the measures recommended.

EESK:s yttrande: Gender balance on company boards

Antagna on 15/10/2014
Dokumentreferens: 
SOC/502-EESC-2014-0625
Plenarsession: 
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Oct 15, 2014 Oct 16, 2014

Europe 2020 and Horizon 2020 goals will not be reached without stronger input from female scientists. Today, only 20% of all professors and just 10% of university vice-chancellors are women. This issue is constantly raised by both civil society and EU institutions, yet there is a lack of focus on this topic. The opinion aims to analyse the reasons for the gender gap in science (especially in STEM fields) and tackle the main obstacles to gender equality in science. It will provide a thorough analysis of the education and science sectors in the EU in relation to gender and make recommendations to ensure the appropriate talent allocation, which will increase Europe’s talent pool, promote employability and innovation and benefit the economy.

EESK:s yttrande: Women in science

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