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Barry Oct 2021 UB addresses EU Parliament

Ursula Barry, UCD Emeritus Associate Professor presents research findings on Gender Equality, the Care Economy and the EU Covid-19 Recovery Plan to the European Parliament 

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(opens in a new window)Ursula Barry, UCD Emeritus Associate Professor, presented the findings of her research Gender Equality, the Care Economy and the EU Covid-19 Recovery Plan to the European Parliament on 27 October, 2021.

  • This study argues that the care economy should be put on an equal footing with the green and digital economies, which have been ringfenced for funding at 37% and 30% respectively, of the EU Recovery Plan.
  • Ringfencing 30% of funding for the care economy is urgently needed to be put in place in order that Member States Recovery Plans prioritise the care economy, which has been recognised during the pandemic as central to economic and social functioning of EU.
  • President of the European Commission Ursula van der Leyen has announced that an EU Care Strategy will be produced during 2022, and in this context discussion of the Care Economy at the European Parliament has added significance.

The full pdf report can be downloaded (opens in a new window)here

For more information on this research please email Ursula Barry at (opens in a new window)Ursula.Barry@ucd.ie 

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