Presentation on theme: "Women in the European Employment Strategy Tom Bevers – EMCO Chairman Irish Presidency Conference Dublin, 29 April 2013."— Presentation transcript:
Women in the European Employment Strategy Tom Bevers – EMCO Chairman Irish Presidency Conference Dublin, 29 April 2013
The Employment Committee • Guardian of the European Employment Strategy (Art. 148 TFEU) • Prepares the EPSCO Council • General guidance within the Strategy • Country-Specific Recommendations (CSRs)
Commission : Annual Growth Survey General Guidance Draft Joint Employment Report EMCO Key Messages Joint Employment Report EMCO / SPC Opinion EPSCO Council Spring European Council
Country Specific Recommendations JAF (Joint Assessment Framework) EPM (Employment Performance Monitor) Analysis country desks DG EMPL Analysis of the Labour Market Situation Follow-up of the CSRs Multilateral Surveillance Country Review NHPs Multilateral position Commission proposal recommendations Proposal for recommendations to EPSCO Council CSRs
Main indicators on gender • A Baltic/Nordic model ?
• Working part-time is better than not working • Reconciliation of work and family life Main indicators on gender
• A trade-off between the employment rate and the pay gap ? Main indicators on gender
The GPG and the ER for women • Challenge : tackling both at the same time !
The 2012 recommendations • 12 CSRs with a “gender” touch • Multilateral surveillance : sizeable investments in childcare in some Member States, less progress in others • Increase female labour market volume needed in some Member States • Tax disincentives for second earners to be tackled
Key Messages and AGS opinion • History of gender mainstreaming • Flexible and secure working arrangements for the benefit of both employers and employees • Sufficient and affordable quality care facilities : relevance for women over 50 • Elimination of tax-benefit disincentives Job creation potential • Care, ICT and greening economy : importance of STEM skills • Tackling gender segregation in education and labour market Importance of overall well-functioning labour markets
Gender and labour market mobility • More mobility : better for men
Gender and labour market mobility • More mobility : much better for women ! • No composition effect