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Gender-sensitive and women-friendly public policies: a comparative analysis and assessment of their progress and impact

Objective

The research concerns public policies and policy-making and in particular "women-friendly" policy approaches. The aim is to identify how the integration of a gender dimension in policy formulation and design is proceeding across the Community and how it serves to improve the impact of these policies. Empirical research will be carried out, in nine European countries, on three main policy areas, which are priorities within the European Social Policy Agenda:
1) income distribution, in particular tax and welfare policies;
2) education, in particular on skills and qualifications in the knowledge society; and
3) social integration, particularly of immigrants and ethnic minority people. The "value-added" of integrating gender into policy will be explored and substantiated, not just in terms of the relative well being of women and men and the reduction of gender inequalities, but also in regard to how it acts to alter policy making itself.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

PANTEION UNIVERSITY OF SOCIAL AND POLITICAL SCIENCES
Address
Leoforos Syggrou 134
17671 Athens
Greece

Participants (4)

LAW UNIVERSITY OF LITHUANIA
Lithuania
Address
Ateities Street, 20
2057 Vilnius
LULEAA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Sweden
Address

971 87 Lulea
THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
United Kingdom
Address
College Park East 2
BT7 1NN Belfast
UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
Belgium
Address
50,Avenue F.d. Roosevelt 50
1050 Bruxelles