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Gender mainstreaming in the European Commission

May 2021 • Mergaert Lut , Minto Rachel


The EU is committed to gender mainstreaming across all its policies and activities. When it comes to the European Commission, researchers Lut Mergaert and Rachel Minto argue that there are examples of good practice, but also weaknesses. An important task for the Commission, they write, will be to target the transformation of its own organisation. (2021:8epa)

Socializing the European Semester? Economic Governance and Social Policy Coordination in Europe 2020 (2014:7)

January 2014 • Vanhercke Bart , Zeitlin Jonathan


The European Semester of policy coordination, which is the core of EU’s new institutional architecture for economic and social governance, introduced since the beginning of the Euro crisis, has prompted questions about the nature and dynamics of the EU’s emerging socio-economic governance architecture. In this report, Jonathan Zeitlin and Bart Vanhercke argue that since 2011, there has been a partial but progressive ‘socialization’ of the European Semester.

Vad återstår av det europeiska integrationsprojektet? (2013:4epa)

January 2013 • Joerges Christian


Where is Europe heading and what is left of the integration though law project? At the time of the greatest crisis facing the EU since its inception, it is important to see things in its context and think about the developments at hand in the light of the grander transformations that constituted the Union.  In this EPA, Christian Joerges offers his view of the “bigger picture” and reconstructs the trajectories of European integration in the conflicts law perspective.

Consumer´s interest and the EU: a framework for analysis, with evidence from the Italian case (2012:14epa)

January 2012 • Graziano Paolo


How is consumer interest representation, at both national and EU level, affected by European integration? How can the consumers´ influence in Europe be strengthened, and to what extent is it facilitated by the EU consumer policy? Finally, do the developments at national level affect the consumers’ political participation at the EU level? In this analysis, Paolo Graziano examines the EU consumers’ strategy with regard to its capacity to increase the role of consumers in the domestic and EU decision making. He illustrates the evolution of consumer interest groups both in the EU and nationally, looking specifically at the case of Italy.


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