Pascale Vielle

Associate Researcher


Pascale Vielle is Professor at the University of Louvain (Iacchos, Cirtes), an associated researcher at the Free University of Brussels, and has been involved in the European network of excellence (FP6) RECWOWE (Reconciling work and welfare) from 2006 to 2011. She has specialized in international, European and comparative welfare state analysis conducted from a gender perspective, and her research areas include governance of social policies (europeanization, hybridation), work-life balance, women in academia, quality of employment, and active labour market policies. Her scientific expertise has been fuelled by periods spent working in international and national government bodies : Pascale Vielle has worked at the ILO and the EU Commission and she was the first director of the Belgian Federal Institute for gender equality. She is appointed member of the Belgian High Council for Justice (since 2004), and member of the Scientific Board of the MSH-Ange Guépin Nantes, of the ETUI advisory committee, of the European Social Observatory (OSE) and of Scientific Council of the Revue belge de sécurité sociale. She has published numerous books and articles on social law and policies challenges in Europe.

Areas of activity

Work-life balance, quality of employment, gender at work, labour market policies.

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How has the crisis affected social legislation in Europe?

This Policy Brief summarises the main findings of a European project set up by the association ASTREES and the research centre ERDS-CERCRID to assess the impact of the global crisis ravaging Europe since 2008 on recent developments in social legislation in Europe. The study shows that the initial ‘financial’ stage of the crisis did not produce... Find out more

How the horizontal social clause can be made to work: the lessons of gender mainstreaming

The author of this Policy Brief, Pascale Vielle, Lecturer at the University of Louvain, identifies the potential benefits and likely pitfalls associated with the Horizontal Social Clause in Article 9 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union in the light of the experience of the gender mainstreaming clause. She shows that only a firm... Find out more