Gender equality is a fundamental value and a key goal of the European Union (EU). The elimination of inequalities between women and men is essential for the creation of a stronger, fairer and more inclusive Europe. The EU and Member States’ policies recognise gender equality as a backbone of economic and social well-being and a prerequisite for more inclusive societies. The policies that will guide EIGE’s work during the programming period 2023-2025 reaffirm policy attention to gender equality and the EU’s efforts towards greater gender sensitivity.