Swedish Presidency of the EU: Conference materials

On 15–16 October, the Swedish Presidency of the European Union held a conference in Stockholm to discuss how and why gender equality should be viewed as an important factor in achieving long-term sustainable economic growth in the EU.

“When the Lisbon Strategy was adopted in 2000, the year 2010 was set as its target date.
The future of the strategy is now being reviewed. There is broad agreement in the EU and among the Member States in favour of continuing joint cooperation on sustainable growth after 2010. In connection with the review, it is also important to strengthen gender equality initiatives.”

The conference speeches and presentations are now available online, here

For conclusions adopted by the Council of the EU on 30 November 2009 on “gender equality: strengthening growth and employment – input to the post-2010 Lisbon Strategy”, see here

For a study financed by the Swedish Ministry of Integration and Gender Equality on the topic, please click here

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