Croatia Methods and Tools
Clear gender-mainstreaming guidelines are still lacking and gender-mainstreaming methods are not systematically deployed, given that the Government Office for Gender Equality is understaffed and limited in its implementation of the tasks listed in the Gender Equality Act. However, since 2008, Office for Gender Equality holds training seminars on gender equality regularly three to four times a year for civil servants in public administration. Nearly 10% of all employed have been trained so far. Gender mainstreaming is essential part of the training. Starting from October 2015 all staff of the authorities involved in the management and control of the ESI Funds will be trained on EU gender equality law and policy as well as on gender mainstreaming. The plan covers nearly 1000 persons involved in the implementation of the ESI Funds (managing authorities, intermediate bodies, certifying authorities and audit authorities) at all relevant levels.