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09.04.2015UWE-Meeting 2009 EMPOWERING WOMEN FOR LEADERSHIP AND DECISIONMAKING "The Consequences of Project- and Flex-jobs on the Lives and Careers of Women”

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1 UWE-Meeting 2009 EMPOWERING WOMEN FOR LEADERSHIP AND DECISIONMAKING "The Consequences of Project- and Flex-jobs on the Lives and Careers of Women”

2 Our topics 1.There are only internships or participation in temporary projects available for young graduates 2.Higher Flexibility of the Labour Market and Atypical Employment Situations 3.Balancing career and family duties at the time of globalisation 4.…

3 UWE-Meeting 2009 Our structure Status quoTargetHow to reach the target

4 UWE-Meeting There are only internships or participation in temporary projects available for young graduates Status quo: NL: many get permanent jobs; many need working experience RU: situation for young graduates very difficult; job agency - pays one year if jobs for three years; F: possibility of getting a job depends on parents and their education and possibilities

5 UWE-Meeting There are only internships or participation in temporary projects available for young graduates Status quo: GB: inequality in favour of males; strict labour laws  high prevalence of unsecured jobs - some permanent positions but fewer than before; cut backs in academic posts create very serious problems, with highly educated young people making their training

6 UWE-Meeting There are only internships or participation in temporary projects available for young graduates Status quo: Even in universities or in government institutions there are only one year contracts: no maternity leave; no pension rights; no unemployments security problematic for women due to anticipated breaks in employment to child rear

7 UWE-Meeting There are only internships or participation in temporary projects available for young graduates Status quo: FL: it is against the law to continue temporary employment very long GB: some permanent positions but fewer than before; cut backs in academic posts create very serious problems, with highly educated young people making their training

8 UWE-Meeting There are only internships or participation in temporary projects available for young graduates Target: F: increase the rate of employment for graduates from deprived families or areas Legal rights for ALL employees Childcare!!

9 UWE-Meeting There are only internships or participation in temporary projects available for young graduates Target: NI: more oportunities not just for children of those who are well connected

10 1. There are only internships or participation in temporary projects available for young graduates How to reach the target: Already working during study – include practical experience in the curriculum? Better level of childcare More concentration on technical subjects for female students A kind of white paper procedure

11 1. There are only internships or participation in temporary projects available for young graduates How to reach the target: RO: NGOs should make lobby for this matter NL: find some way in which participation in temporary projects can count towards career progression EU-Institutions pay interns like the European Comission

12 1. There are only internships or participation in temporary projects available for young graduates How to reach the target: State should give better example to the private sector Training in self presentation skills Mentoring

13 UWE-Meeting Higher Flexibility of the Labour Market and Atypical Employment Situations Status quo: UK: companies have to grant mothers part time jobs; you can negotiate with employer FL: birthrates fear of being left alone Sometimes attractive to young people unproductivity because of constant searching for a new job

14 UWE-Meeting Higher Flexibility of the Labour Market and Atypical Employment Situations Status quo: Life long contracts are disappearing – most are selfemployed

15 2. Higher Flexibility of the Labour Market and Atypical Employment Situations Target: Legislation should oblige employees to offer the same conditions to all More people can work from home

16 2. Higher Flexibility of the Labour Market and Atypical Employment Situations How to reach the target: Gender audits Top priority on the political agenda! - Political and legal pressure

17 UWE-Meeting Balancing career and family duties at the time of globalisation Status quo: Problem applies especially to highly qualified professions Women work twice as much as men – do the housework – should be superwoman Women have pressure from all sides Women work for the family – men for themselves

18 UWE-Meeting Balancing career and family duties at the time of globalisation Status quo: Experience seen as hidden salary Careers destroyed Many business travels Increasing pressure and speed of working life

19 3. Balancing career and family duties at the time of globalisation Target: Create good living condition and education possibilities in each country employing foreign labours. sharing responsibilities – reaching a higher acceptance to help women Double income  pay someone for the homework, change the attitude to domestic help

20 3. Balancing career and family duties at the time of globalisation Target: Raise awareness of more women to the importance of choice and the necessity for humanity to stop having one half sacrificing itself Women can make maternity leave without loosing career status Higher rate of fathers take care of the children

21 3. Balancing career and family duties at the time of globalisation How to reach the target: Education of boys flexible worktime Parental leave for both parents More examples of good practice and its benefits

22 Thanks for your good work!


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