Professional Women on the Move and Special THANKS to Health Care Workers

With the COVID-19 pandemic spreading around the world, it is hard to see anything else as remotely relevant, especially when we witness everyday the losses and hardship it is causing in our communities and around the world. However, life has a way to remind us that the law of impermanence prevails even in the face … More Professional Women on the Move and Special THANKS to Health Care Workers

Opportunities and Challenges on the Path of Labour Market Integration – The Case of Professional Women on the Move in Europe, Brussels 18 October 2019

On the 18 October 2019, a seminar on the opportunities and challenges on the path of labour market integration of professional women on the move in Europe was held in Brussels, under the auspices of a volunteer-led initiative Here we are Belgium. This seminar had a threefold objective: one, to raise awareness and visibility related … More Opportunities and Challenges on the Path of Labour Market Integration – The Case of Professional Women on the Move in Europe, Brussels 18 October 2019

The EU Blue Card Proposal: Some Food-for-Thought and a Gender Perspective

On 7 June 2016, the European Commission presented the proposal for the reform of the 2009 EU Blue Card scheme[1]. The proposal has as its main aim: to attract qualified and talented third country nationals to the European Union based on labour market demand and an offer of employment. Along with revamping the existing rules, … More The EU Blue Card Proposal: Some Food-for-Thought and a Gender Perspective

2018 International Women’s Day: A Time to Include and #PressforProgress

Every year, International Women’s Day serves as a reminder to where we stand in relation to gender gap around the world, and during which much of the advocacy on behalf of women and girls is centred on key imperative themes, such as: gender based-violence, discrimination, and the absence of equal rights and opportunities, including women … More 2018 International Women’s Day: A Time to Include and #PressforProgress

Intra-EU Mobility Platform: An idea whose time has come

According to the 2016 Annual Report on Intra-EU Labour Mobility[1], in 2015 “a total of 8.5 million EU-28 movers were employed or looking for work, making up 3.6% of the total active population across” the European Union. Germany, United Kingdom, and Spain comprise the top three countries of residence, while “Germans, Italians, Polish, Portuguese and … More Intra-EU Mobility Platform: An idea whose time has come

2017 International Women’s Day: Support “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50”… ‘because it’s’ 2017

This month around the globe, we dedicate 1 out of 365 days to celebrate women and girls. This year, the spotlight was in the world of work. As stated in the message by the UN Women Executive Director Phumzile MLambo-Ngcuka, “Achieving equality in the workplace will require an expansion of decent work and employment opportunities, … More 2017 International Women’s Day: Support “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50”… ‘because it’s’ 2017

“Intra-EU Mobility Guarantee Program”: Operationalizing Innovative and Resourceful Measures to Support Mid-career Professional in Re-entering the Labour Market

According to the 2016 EUROFOUND report on gender gap and employment in Europe, “The cost of a woman’s exclusion from employment throughout her working life is estimated at between € 1.2 million and € 2 million, depending on her education level”[1]. Hence, I found myself intrigued and hopeful when I read the following article: “The … More “Intra-EU Mobility Guarantee Program”: Operationalizing Innovative and Resourceful Measures to Support Mid-career Professional in Re-entering the Labour Market