The Conference focuses on specific measures that have proven to be effective in decreasing a gender employment gap, and on a possibility to strengthen monitoring and evaluation tools of implemented measures at the EU level.
The Conference is divided in four panels which will address the factors influencing women’s lower participation in the labour market.
Each panel emphases one of the following challenges:
1) supply and demand of skills and occupations in the labour market from gender perspective
2) gender dimension of non-standard, atypical employment
3) long term care for dependent members of the family in the context of work-life balance
4) harassment and sexual harassment in the world of work.
Introduction to the third panel will be a presentation of the most recent research note on home-based long -term care “Home-based formal long-term care for adults and children with disabilities and older persons” prepared by European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE). Panellists and participants are Croatian and international researchers, academics, officials, representatives of Member States, EU institutions and/or UN bodies, practitioners, civil society organizations and social partners. The draft of conclusions made during the Conference should provide input and the basis for the Council Conclusions in 2020, building on previous work and political commitments expressed by the Council, the European Parliament, the Commission, Finnish presidency and other relevant stakeholders.