Social Partners, Power and (In)Equalities in the European Union
26 February 2020
Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles, Brussels
WELCOME to this international workshop in Brussels which aims to carve space for analysis of the nexus of power, gender and other equalities, and labour market organisations, known as social partners, in Europe in times of neoliberalization and transnationalization. The objective is to make this research in this field more visible in Europe, as well as to establish new collaborations between feminist and mainstream researchers working in this field.
The workshop is organised by the Academy of Finland funded research project GePoCo (Tampere University, Finland), the project on Trade Unions as gender equality promoters (Uppsala University, Sweden), together with the Centre Nantais de Sociologie (CENS), Alliance Europa, the Region Pays de la Loire and the Institute for European Studies (IEE) of the Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles.
Coll. Carhif (Bruxelles)
9.00-9.15: Introduction to the day
9.15-10.45: Session 1: Social partners influencing gender equality policy in the EU & nationally
11.15-12.45: Session 2: Trade unions representing women and ethnic minorities
14.00-15.45: Session 3: Gender in the collective bargaining processes
16.15-17.15: Session 4: The effects of neoliberalism on corporatist processes
17.15-17.30: Conclusions: Professor Pascale Vielle (University of Louvain)
Session 1: Social partners influencing gender equality policy in the EU & nationally
Anna Elomäki and Johanna Kantola: European social partners as gender equality actors in EU social and economic governance
Sophie Jacquot: The EU gender equality policy and social dialogue: disappearing partners?
Armi Mustosmäki, Paula Koskinen Sandberg and Anna Elomäki: Reconfigured corporatism and the sidelining of gender equality in Finland: the case of failed family policy reform
Session 2: Trade unions representing women and ethnic minorities
Franca van Hooren, Birgit Apitzsch, Clémence Ledoux, Anja Eleveld: An unlikely alliance: trade union representation of (migrant) domestic workers in continental Europe
Cécile Guillaume and Gill Kirton: Workplace equality and inclusion in Midwifery. Insights from Royal College of Midwives reps
Burcu Taşkın and Berfin Çakınis: Selecting social partners: collective bargaining for gender equality in the shadow of political polarization in Turkey
Session 3: Gender in the collective bargaining processes
Susan Milner and Sophie Pochic: When gender equality bargaining meets diversity management
Josefina Erikson: Gender equality bargaining in Sweden— class and gender in collision?
Hazel Conley and Paula Koskinen Sandberg: Searching for equal value: a comparative analysis of equal Pay in Finland and the UK
Session 4: The effects of neoliberalism on corporatist processes
My Rafstedt: Gendering neoliberal labour reforms: the role of political parties, social partners and federal dynamics
Pauline Cullen: Trade union mobilization in Ireland: feminized or feminist?
Miikaeli Kylä-Laaso, Paula Koskinen Sandberg and Julius Hokkanen: Gender and public sector in corporatist struggles: affective atmospheres under neoliberal regime
Conclusions by Pascale Vielle
If interested in participating please REGISTER by emailing Sophie Jacquot (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 11 December 2019.
Deadline for paper givers to circulate papers is 12 February 2020.
Organising team and contacts:
Christina Bergqvist, Uppsala University, email@example.com
Anna Elomäki, Tampere University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Josefina Erikson, Uppsala University, email@example.com
Sophie Jacquot, Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles, firstname.lastname@example.org
Johanna Kantola, Tampere University, email@example.com
Clémence Ledoux, Nantes University, firstname.lastname@example.org