As the European Commission’s current work programme for gender equality - outlined
in its Strategy for equality between men and women 2010-201 - draws to
a close and the EU considers the way forward for gender equality policies, this
publication offers a range of perspectives on what has been achieved to date, the
challenges that lie ahead, and possible priorities for policy action to stimulate change
and accelerate progress in key areas. It is designed to feed into the development
of a new strategic and comprehensive vision to guide action at EU level post-2015,
as the new EU leadership which took office in 2014 looks to the future and seeks
to identify priorities for action at European level in the wake of the worst economic
crisis for generations.
The first chapter, New Frontiers, outlines visions for the future of gender equality
policies, considering where the focus should be in the next generation of policies
and how to accelerate progress to achieve genuine gender equality for all.
The second chapter, Achievements and Challenges, assesses the remaining challenges
in the priority areas identified in the European Commission’s strategy for 2010-
2015 and the gaps that need to be addressed.
The third chapter, Governance and Communication , considers how best EU can
meet the challenges identified in the previous sections and highlights the key crosscutting
issues that need to be addressed in relation to governance and tools, communication,
stakeholder mobilisation, etc.