The working group on Gender Equality, based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, was conducted by former EST Ambassador to Russia Angelique Truijens. Four students focused on monitoring the state of gender equality in the EU and worked on a comprehensive report and policy proposal.


The policy proposal aims at creating a piece of legislation that can be realistically used by the European Commission to create a fairer job market for both men and women as well as facilitate easier access for men to paid parental leave. It analyses parental leave in the EU and argues that differences in possibilities relating to paternity and maternity leave directly affect the possibilities for women on the labour market.

You can download the report here.




  • Stijn Dollekamp
  • Gilles de Valk
  • Esmée Meyer
  • Angelique Truijens