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Nordic gender equality policy in a Europeanisation perspective


The Nordic countries are often held as European front-runners in the area of gender equality. At the same time, gender equality policy is becoming more and more internationalised. The legislation in the Nordic countries is increasingly affected by European and international regulations, such as the Beijing Platform and the Amsterdam Treaty. At the European level, national policy is influenced by EU laws and decisions. This project explored to what extent the Nordic countries have served as exporters of gender equality policy since the 1990s, as well as how much they have had to adapt to international decisions in the same period.

During 2015 and 2016, networking meetings were held and the project participated in a seminar on EU gender equality policy.

The issues were discussed during a Nordic conference on 20-21 June 2017 in Oslo.