In the framework of their current Autonomous Work Programme 2012-2014, the European social partners “agreed that further action is needed to address remaining inequalities between women and men including the gender pay gap. To meet this end, social partners will continue to act on the four priorities agreed in the 2005 framework of actions on gender equality which remain valid and essential. They will build on successful experiences identified at enterprise level in the implementation of the framework of actions such as a toolkit to help the setting up of measures.”

What is it?

The European social partners have therefore decided to run a project entitled “A toolkit for Gender Equality in Practice” as part of the Integrated Programme of the EU Social Dialogue 2013-14 undertaken with the financial support of the European Commission.

The main objective of this project is to develop a toolkit encompassing a web-based database, a brochure and a video, building upon the priorities jointly identified by the EU social partners in their 2005 framework of actions. The project aims at promoting concrete examples of social partners’ activities on gender equality reported at the workplace level or by social partners’ themselves.

  • The 2005 framework of actions and the 2009 final evaluation report can be consulted from the ETUC’s Resource Centre and the Employers’ Resource Centre websites.

The project encompasses three phases:

1. Desk-research;
2. Creating and designing a web-based toolkit, producing a video and editing a brochure;
3. Launching the toolkit and organising an EU-level Conference on 7 May 2014.

Conference – 07 May 2014, Madrid, Spain

Texts discussed during this conference: