Today [5 March 2020], Věra Jourová, European Commission Vice-President for Values and Transparency, and Helena Dalli, Commissioner for Equality, presented the Gender Equality Strategy 2020-2025 of the European Commission. This initiative is designed around three main pillars: gender-based violence, gender pay gaps and the disproportionality between men and women occupying decision-making positions.
Reacting to this proposal, Valeria Ronzitti, CEEP General Secretary, said:
“CEEP welcomes the Commission’s holistic approach and consistent articulation among the proposals: policy coordination within and between different levels of governance is indispensable for the achievement of effective gender equality policies. We encourage the EU, national and regional institutions to go even farther on that track, namely by adopting a sound and systemic approach to gender-budgeting.”
“Guaranteeing equal opportunities and ensuring the fair and further inclusion of women in the labour market will have a substantial impact on the productivity of the EU. That is why, as CEEP, we strongly welcome integration measures and the de-construction of gender-based stereotypes within the labour market.”
“We will contribute to the future consultations of Social Partners on pay transparency, calling for a balanced approach fully taking into account the specificities and achievements of employers and enterprises of services of general interest.”
You can find more about CEEP position on gender equality in our response to the roadmap for the Gender Equality Strategy 2020-2025 here.