Gender and european social rights: Legal perspectives and policy outcomes



Thursday, 28th of October 2021, 9:30 – 15:00 - Salón de Grados. Campus Puerta de Toledo. Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

9:30 – 9:45



9:45 – 10:15

Welcome and introduction to the EUSOCIALCIT project.

o    Jesús R. Mercader/Ana B. Muñoz Carlos III University of Madrid

o    Maarten Keune. University of Amsterdam


Session one: Gender and the European Pillar of Social Rights

o    Bea Cantillon. University of Antwerp

Chair: Maarten Keune. University of Amsterdam

10:45 –11:30

Session two: Round Table: Rethinking Work-Life Balance Policies in the light of the new Directive 

o    Caroline De la Porte. Copenhagen Business School    

o    Nuria Ramos Martin. University of Amsterdam

Chair: Patricia Nieto. UNED.

11:30 – 11:45

Coffee break

11:45 – 12:30

Session three: Practical Experiences

o    Daniel Cerrutti. Uría Menéndez Abogados

Chair: Francisco Javier Gómez Abelleira. Carlos III University of Madrid

12.30 – 13.00


Session four: The building of the Labour Rights of domestic workers

o    Gema Quintero. Carlos III University of Madrid.

Chair: Ana B. Muñoz. Carlos III University of Madrid

13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 14:30

Session five: What about the discrimination against male workers? (in Spanish)

o    Jesús R. Mercader. Carlos III University of Madrid

Chair: Pablo Gimeno. Carlos III University of Madrid

14:30 – 15:00

Closing lecture: reflections on gender equality law (in Spanish)

o    M. Emilia Casas Bahamonde. Former President of Spanish Constitutional Court. Complutense University of Madrid

Chair: Jesús R. Mercader. Carlos III University of Madrid


Free attendance with prior registration at 

Organizing committee


·         Jesús R. Mercader Uguina. Carlos III University of Madrid

·         Maarten Keune. University of Amsterdam

·         Francisco J. Gómez Abelleira. Carlos III University of Madrid

·         Nuria Ramos Martín. University of Amsterdam

·         Ana B. Muñoz Ruiz. Carlos III. University of Madrid

·         Patricia Nieto Rojas. National University of Distance Education

·         Pablo Gimeno Díaz de Atauri. Carlos III University of Madrid



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