Actions to implement the strategy for equality between women and men 2010-2015 : Commission staff working document accompanying the Communication from The Commission to The European Parliament, The Council, The European Economic And Social Committee and The Committee of The Regions Strategy for equality between women and men 2012-2015

Building on the Roadmap for equality between women and men 2006-2010, as well as the European Pact for Gender Equality6, this Strategy spells out actions under five priority areas defined in the Women’s Charter, and one area addressing cross-cutting issues. For each priority area, key actions to stimulate change and achieve progress are described and more detailed proposals are to be found in the accompanying staff working paper. The actions proposed follow the dual approach of gender mainstreaming (meaning the integration of the gender dimension in all policy areas) and specific measures. The Strategy represents the work programme of the European Commission on gender equality, aiming additionally to stimulate developments at national level and to provide the basis for cooperation with the other European institutions and with stakeholders.