Mainstreaming Equality in the European Union provides a critical overview and evaluation of the potential role of the EU in perpetuating or breaking down gender segregation in the EU labour force. Teresa Rees draws upon feminist theoretical frameworks in assessing Equal Opportunitues policies and the role of training in the labour market.
The same economic imperatives which put women's training on the agenda have heightened interest in designing training which attracts women into mainstream provision. Mainstreaming Equality in the European Union addresses the urgent need for academics, education and training providers, as well as policy makers to be aware of current thinking at EU level on training policy.
1. Introduction 2. The context 3. Conceptualising equal opportunities 4. The European Union and equal opportunities 5. Key issues in women's education and training in the UK 6. Skill shortages, women, and training for the new information technologies 7. EC community action programmes on education and training 8. The European Social Fund and LEONARDO DA VINCI 9. Competitiveness, social exclusion and the learning society: EO and the White Papers 10. Mainstreaming equality