The Conference on Equal Pay and Gender Equality in the Labour Market was held on the 13th of November. It was a part of the program of events for the Icelandic Presidency in the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2014 and was arranged in co-operation with the Nordic Network on Equal Pay and Gender Equality in the Labour Market and the Action Group on Equal Pay in Iceland.
The Conference focused on the persistence of the gender pay gap in the Nordic Countries and tried to answer the following questions: How to work for equal pay within the Nordic Model? What are the roles and responsibilities of the social partners in the process of collective bargaining? Furthermore, the conference aimed to present new research results and best practices from the Nordic region as concerns gender equality in the labour market.
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Conference on Equal pay and Gender Equality in the Labour Market in Reykjavik, Iceland Reykjavík Hilton Nordica Hotel 13 November 2014
Chair of the Conference: Dr. Annadís Gréta Rúdólfsdóttir, Studies Director, United Nations Gender Equality Studies and Training Programme (UNU-GEST) at the University of Iceland.
|08.30 – 09.00||Registration and Coffee|
|09.00 –10.15||Welcome Address and Key Notes|
|09.00 – 09.15||
Eygló Harðardóttir, Minister of Social Affairs and Housing and Minister for Nordic Cooperation.
|09.15 – 09.45||
Dr. Daniela Bankier, Head of Unit for Gender Equality in the Directorate-General Justice of the European Commission.
|09.45 – 10.15||
Dr. Helga Aune, Director Pricewaterhouse Coopers AS, former Post.doc. Faculty of Law, University of Oslo.
|10.15 – 10.30||Coffee and refreshments|
|10.30 – 11.40||
Plenary 1Working for Equal Pay within the Nordic Countries.
|10.30 – 10.40||
Dr. Malin Wreder, Director.
|10.40 – 11.00||
Maríanna Traustadóttir, Specialist for Equality and Family Policy. The Icelandic Confederation of Labour.
|11.00 – 11.20||
Mari-Elina McAteer, Coordination Officer. Ministry of Social Affairs and Health.
|11.20 – 11.40||
Dr. Kenn Warming, Special Advisor, Danish Institute for Human Rights.
|11.40 – 13.00||Lunch at Vox Restaurant, Hilton Nordica Hotel.|
|13.00 – 14.00||
Plenary 2The Gender Segregated Labour Market – Influences on Wages and Equal Pay.
|13.00 – 13.20||
Dr. Astrid Kunze, Associate Professor, Department of Economics at the Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen, Norway.
|13.20 – 13.40||
Dr. Guðbjörg Andrea Jónsdóttir, Director of Social Science Research Institute. University of Iceland.
|13.40 – 14.00||
Dr. Audrias Bitinas, Law Faculty, Vilnius University.
|14.00 – 14.15||Coffee and refreshments|
|14.15 – 15.45||
Panel Discussion on Equal Pay and Collective Bargaining – Roles and Responsibilities of the Social Partners and the Main Challenges Ahead Regarding Equal Pay and Equality in the Labour Market.
|15.45 –16.00||Conclusion, Halldóra Friðjónsdóttir, Iceland.|