EU Commission: new consultation on gender equality in social security
On 21 September, the European Commission launched a public consultation on the Directive on equal treatment for men and women in matters of social security (Council Directive 79/7/EEC), as part of the evaluation under the Commission's Better Regulation Framework.
The consultation will be used to collect the views to help evaluate the implementation and application the directive. The legislation dates back to 1978, and since then, European gender equality law and national social security systems covered by the Directive have been substantively developed and reformed.
The Commission is therefore looking to assess the legislation in terms of the efficiency, effectiveness, coherence, relevance, sustainability and EU added-value, with a specific focus on identifying possibilities for modernisation.
Contributions are welcome from all citizens and stakeholders, EU Member States, researchers, and governmental and non-governmental bodies. The deadline for input is 14 December 2015.
For more information see http://ec.europa.eu/justice/newsroom/gender-equality/news/150921_en.htm