Equal opportunities in the European programming

Author/s Roberta Messina
Publishing Year 2017 Issue 2015/2
Language Italian Pages 13 P. 27-39 File size 248 KB
DOI 10.3280/WE2015-002003
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The essay focuses on the attention of European programming to the issues of gender. After a brief historical overview beginning from the 1980s, with three-year plans introducing gender equality through the gender mainstreaming policy, it moves to the analysis of specific initiatives. The author, while stressing the importance of strengthening the role and value of European women, as they represent a potential driving force for all women in the world, notices with concern a progressive weakening of the European programmes. Indeed, the essay concludes with a critical reflection on European policies that, despite having contributed to increasing sensitivity through positive actions towards women, require greater investment to break down the "barriers" of differences.

Keywords: Gender; Europe; Mainstreaming; empowerment; rights; equal opportunities

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Roberta Messina, Pari opportunità e genere nella programmazione europea in "WELFARE E ERGONOMIA" 2/2015, pp 27-39, DOI: 10.3280/WE2015-002003