This year the Strategy for Equality between Women and Men in the European Union (EU) 2010-2015 comes to an end. It is the EU’s central document in regard to gender equality and a comprehensive framework committing the EU and its member states to achieving progress in the field of gender equality. The strategy is organised along five thematic priorities, one of them is the promotion of equal economic independence for women and men. Indeed, in all EU member states, poverty and social exclusion affect women more than men. They are less likely to be employed than men and the gender pay gap (with all its long-term consequences) remains high.
Against this background, a new Gender Equality Strategy beyond 2015, which also keeps the focus on this socio-economic dimension of gender equality, is crucial.
The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung would like to invite you to discuss the importance and priorities of the future Strategy for Equality between Women and Men in the EU with our guests at our conference.
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