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The European Union is a global leader in promoting gender equality and emphasizes the importance of women’s empowerment in the enlargement process. Therefore, the inclusion of the principle of gender equality in domestic legislation and the ratification of the relevant acquis communautaire became an essential part of the accession process. Serbia, as a candidate country for EU membership, adopted several laws, a legal framework and established the necessary mechanisms for gender equality, but the status of gender equality policy implementation remains a challenge.

Bearing all this in mind, within the framework of the WB2EU project, the Policy Brief “Vulnerability of women on the labor market” was created, which pointed out the problems faced by women on the labor market in Serbia, presented the main causes of unemployment among young women and women 45+ and offered policy recommendations to overcome the mentioned problems. The authors of policy brief are Svetlana Stefanović and Maša Vračar.

The Policy Brief was published as part of the WB2EU project. The project aims to establish a network of renowned think-tanks, universities, higher education institutes and policy centers from the Western Balkans, neighboring countries and EU member states that will be the most determined for the process of enlargement and Europeanization of the region in the coming years. The BFPE Foundation for Responsible Society is part of this network. The WB2EU project is co-financed by the European Commission within the Erasmus+ Jean Monnet program.

Policy Brief was originally published on website Österreichische Gesellschaft für Europapolitik (ÖGfE)


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