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IEB Researcher Núria Rodríguez Planas, appointed member of the Gender Gap Advisory Board

Núria Rodríguez Planas, professor at the City University of New York and researcher at the IEB, is an expert in the fields of Labour and Education Economics and in public evaluations. She was recently awarded a grant from the European Research Council worth 2.49 million euros to study drivers of domestic violence in the European Union, and has now been named as one of the 20 experts on the Gender Gap Advisory Council, a new body set up by the Spanish government to guide decision-making and the setting of public policies at the Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration, applying a gender perspective.

Professor Rodríguez Planas is joined by former Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, former Minister of Labour Magdalena Valerio, and the former government delegate on Gender Violence between 2008 and 2011, Miguel Lorente. The Advisory Council will be chaired by the Minister of Inclusion, Elma Saiz, accompanied by the Minister of Equality, Ana Redondo, as vice-president. Other expert academics include Julia López López, Professor of Labour and Social Security Law at the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) in Barcelona; Professor Libertad González, an expert in the fields of Labour, Public and Health Economics, also at the UPF; and María Ángeles Durán Heras, Professor of Sociology and Researcher at the CSIC, who specializes in the analysis of unpaid work and its relationship with the social and economic structure. Representatives of the cultural and sports worlds are also included, such as the director of the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, ​​Elvira Dyangani; and the footballer Ivana Andrés.

Among the functions of the Council, which will meet every six months, will be the study, assessment and proposal to the Ministry of measures to reduce the gender gap and to advise the Ministry in areas such as pensions, benefits, Social Security affiliations, social vulnerability and migratory flows.