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Equal Pay events taking place across the EU


The second European Equal Pay Day (EEPD) took place on 2 March 2012. This EU-wide day aims to raise awareness of the pay gap that exists between women and men in the different EU Member States and encourage action to close it.

To put the issue of pay inequalities between men and women in the spotlight, a number of events are being arranged around EEPD by organisations working in the field of equality across the EU. Organisers have benefited from new materials and tools produced by the European Commission, including a new web clip and brochure.

These activities include a public announcement to spread information on equal pay to the media and the general public by the Ombudsman of Latvia, an event on 8 March on women and engineering where one of the topics is equal pay, organised by EDEM (Greek Women's Engineering Association), and a lecture on pay inequalities during the AMU Gender studies postgraduate congress, held by the Pracownia Krytyki Feministycznej Instytut Filologii Polskiej at the Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza in Poland.

The Consigliere di parità for the Emilia Romagna Region in Italy organised a conference on 2 March for representatives of professional associations and union organisations to share information and best practices on tackling the gender pay gap at local and national level. A cinema advertisement on the gender pay gap was produced by different actors in Berlin, Germany, including the Bezirksamt Neukölln von Berlin. The "23% discount campaign", will also take place in Berlin on 23 March as part of the national Equal Pay Day.