17 March 2015
Time: 1:00 - 2:00pm
Dr Rachel Minto
Venue: Francis Bancroft Building, Rm 3.27, Mile End Campus
This paper investigates the tools used to as part of the process of "mainstreaming" in the European Union (EU). Whilst references to mainstreaming abound, a handful of mainstreaming agendas have gained sufficient political salience to be constitutionalised in the EU Treaties. These commit the EU to addressing/promoting a number of political agendas horizontally across all policy areas, including “gendering”, “greening” and promoting a social dimension throughout policy-making. This paper explores these mainstreaming agendas in concert, comparing and contrasting the different tools used in a bid to gain a firmer understanding of the concept, practice and future of mainstreaming in the EU.