Online Zoom, 10:00 -12:30 (CET)



The OSE, ETUI and AK Europa are pleased to invite you to a second webinar at the occasion of the launch of the 21st edition of ‘Social policy in the European Union: state of play 2020’. 

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Chair: Bart Vanhercke, Director, OSE

Welcome and introducing the book Social policy in the European Union: state of play 2020

  • Nicola Countouris, Research Department Director, ETUI
  • Petra Völkerer, Head of Office, AK Europa 
  • Bart Vanhercke, Director, OSE

The Covid‑19 crisis and gender equality: risks and opportunities

  • Jill Rubery, Professor, University of Manchester
  • Isabel Tavora, Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester - slides

A European minimum wage framework: the solution to the ongoing increase in in-work poverty in Europe?

  • Ramón Peña-Casas, Senior researcher, OSE - slides

Q&A with the audience

Panel discussion:

  • Maria Jepsen, Deputy Director, Eurofound
  • Esther Lynch, Deputy General Secretary, European Trade Union Confederation ETUC
  • Mary Collins, Policy and advocacy Coordinator, European Women’s Lobby – EWL
  • Ane Aranguiz, Postdoctoral researcher, University of Antwerp


  • Slavina Spasova, OSE Researcher
  • Boris Fronteddu, OSE Researcher