Presentation on theme: "Women in the European Employment Strategy"— Presentation transcript:
1 Women in the European Employment Strategy Tom Bevers – EMCO Chairman Irish Presidency Conference Dublin, 29 April 2013
2 The Employment Committee Guardian of the European Employment Strategy (Art. 148 TFEU)Prepares the EPSCO CouncilGeneral guidance within the StrategyCountry-Specific Recommendations (CSRs)
3 Spring European Council General GuidanceDraft Joint Employment ReportCommission : Annual Growth SurveyEMCO Key MessagesJoint Employment ReportEMCO / SPC OpinionEPSCO CouncilSpring European Council
4 Country Specific Recommendations CSRsJAF (Joint Assessment Framework)EPM (Employment Performance Monitor)Analysis country desks DG EMPLAnalysis of the Labour Market SituationFollow-up of the CSRsMultilateral SurveillanceCountry Review NHPsMultilateral positionCommission proposal recommendationsProposal for recommendations to EPSCO Council
5 Main indicators on gender A Baltic/Nordic model ?
6 Main indicators on gender Working part-time is better than not workingReconciliation of work and family life
7 Main indicators on gender A trade-off between the employment rate and the pay gap ?
8 The GPG and the ER for women Challenge : tackling both at the same time !
9 The 2012 recommendations 12 CSRs with a “gender” touch Multilateral surveillance : sizeable investments in childcare in some Member States, less progress in othersIncrease female labour market volume needed in some Member StatesTax disincentives for second earners to be tackled
10 Key Messages and AGS opinion History of gender mainstreamingFlexible and secure working arrangements for the benefit of both employers and employeesSufficient and affordable quality care facilities : relevance for women over 50Elimination of tax-benefit disincentivesJob creation potentialCare, ICT and greening economy : importance of STEM skillsTackling gender segregation in education and labour market Importance of overall well-functioning labour markets
11 Gender and labour market mobility More mobility : better for men
12 Gender and labour market mobility More mobility : much better for women !No composition effect