1. Introduction - gender and the OMC / Fiona Beveridge and Samantha Velluti 2. Implementing gender equality and mainstreaming in an enlarged European Union : prospects and challenges / Fiona Beveridge 3. Employment policy, women's labour market activation and demographic trends / Roberta Guerrina 4. The European employment strategy and the Europeanization of gender equality in employment / Ayse Idil Aybars 5. The OMC and the EEC : broadening the possibilities for gender equality? / Julia S. O' Connor 6. The OMC, gender policy and the experience of Poland as a new member state / Malgorzata Fuszara 7. OMC in the context of EU gender policy from the point of view of new EU member states / Kristina Koldinska 8. Gender equality and mainstreaming in the re-articulation of labour market policies in Denmark and Italy / Samantha Velluti 9. Is the OMC a provider of political tools to promote gender mainstreaming? / Amparo Serrano Pascual 10. Gender and the OMC : conclusions and prospects / Fiona Beveridge and Samantha Velluti.