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Reflections on gender, equality and migration in a new Europe

Nicolina Kamenou (School of Management and Languages, Heriot‐Watt University, Edinburgh, UK)

Equal Opportunities International

ISSN: 0261-0159

Article publication date: 27 June 2008




The purpose of this paper is to review the Gender, Migration and Equality stream of the Industrial Relations in Europe 2007 (UREC) Conference, which took place in Athens, Greece.


This paper summarizes a paper delivered at the first plenary session and also papers presented at the stream.


The paper finds that all papers within the stream highlighted the fact that discrimination and prejudice still exist throughout Europe and these are endemic and institutionalised. Some progress has been made in some areas and industries but for the situation to really alter, people in power should acknowledge their role in reproducing discrimination.


The research papers selected show that equality discussions and debates took a prominent position in the IREC Conference, which is beneficial in terms of pushing forward an equality agenda to the mainstream.



Kamenou, N. (2008), "Reflections on gender, equality and migration in a new Europe", Equal Opportunities International, Vol. 27 No. 5, pp. 474-476.



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