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The concept of gender mainstreaming started to appear in policy documents due to the country’s accession to the European Union (EU) in 2004 and the accessibility of Structural Funds, which require gender mainstreaming to be implemented in national development policy programming. It follows that the New Hungary Development Plan – the country’s main document on expenditure of EU Structural Funds – specifies gender mainstreaming as a mechanism that should be utilised in programming. Moreover, in 2010 the main policy document for gender-equality policy planning was adopted – the National Strategy for the Promotion of Gender Equality 2010–2021 – and emphasises the importance of gender mainstreaming.