|Author (Person)||Elomäki, Anna, Kantola, Johanna|
|Series Title||Journal of Common Market Studies|
|Series Details||Volume 58, Number 4, Pages 999-1015|
|Publication Date||July 2020|
|Content Type||Journal Article|
This article explores the role of a hitherto under‐researched set of actors – European social partners – in shaping the EU's gender equality policies and the conditions in which these policies are adopted and implemented. The positions of the social partners are analysed using three key policy issues of importance to gender equality: the initiative on work–life balance; the European Pillar of Social Rights and the European Semester.
We argue that social partners play a crucial role in shaping EU gender policy both within and outside social dialogues. They influence the form and instruments of the EU's gender equality policy; shape the meaning of gender equality and participate in the broader conflict between the EU's economic and social goals which is crucial for the future of the EU's gender policies.
|Subject Categories||Employment and Social Affairs, Values and Beliefs|
|Subject Tags||European Semester, Gender Equality, Social Europe | European Pillar of Social Rights [EPSR], Working Conditions|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|