When social security systems ensure gender equality: how to (re)design social security systems to support gender equality?

Taking the opportunity of the renewal of EU institutions, the members of the Family and social inclusion committee (FaSI) of the European Social Insurance Platform (ESIP) are organising a meeting in Brussels to discuss with relevant decision-makers and stakeholders the link between the design of family policies and of social security systems with gender equality. Indeed, while social security systems can sometimes reproduce gender inequalities already existing in society, the design of social security policies and family policies in particular have a role to play to compensate and prevent this inequality between genders.

This event is co-organised with the support of MEP Miapetra Kumpula-Natri (S&D, Finland).


9:45 - 10:15


10:30 - 12:30

Introductory speeches

▪ MEP Miapetra Kumpula-Natri (S&D/Finland), hosting MEP

▪ MEP Dennis Radtke (EPP/Germany)

▪ MEP Kim Van Sparrentak (The Greens-EFA/the Netherlands)

▪ Arnaud Emériau, President of ESIP

Gender Equality in Social Security Systems: Recommendations from

national social security institutions

▪ Gilles Kounowski, International Affairs Director, CNAF, France: Report on «

Gender equality and family policies: factors and impacts »

Gender Equality in Social security Systems: EU Perspective

▪ Greet Vermeylen, Policy Officer, European Commission, DG JUST, Unit

Gender equality: European Commission initiatives to improve gender


▪ Antero Kiviniemi, Social attaché, Permanent Representation of Finland to

the EU (tbc): Gender equality at the centre of the Finnish Presidency

program: gender mainstreaming as a tool for equality

Moderation: Sacha Geenen, International Policy Advisor, Sociale Verzekeringsba


Registration deadline: 25 November 2019.

The event will be held in the European Parliament Brussels, Belgium.