A process that aims to integrate gender equality into the regular rules, procedures and practices of an institution. Successful gender mainstreaming implementation will lead to the transformation of an institution, thus also impacting on the organisational culture. To achieve this, the internal mechanisms of an institution will have to be adjusted within a process of organisational development. This entails an internal dimension of gender mainstreaming (organisational and personnel development) as well as an external dimension (service provision).
See also: gender-sensitive; gender audit
European Institute for Gender Equality – EIGE (forthcoming). Guidelines for Gender Institutional Transformation.