Cooperation with EU candidate countries and potential candidates
This webpage provides information about EIGE’s cooperation with the EU candidate countries and potential candidates.
Under the European Commission’s Instrument of Pre-Accession (IPA), EIGE’s main objective is to support the Western Balkans and Turkey to improve their gender equality policies and to better monitor gender equality progress.
Find out how much power women hold in politics, economics and finance, research, sports and the media in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey.
Two more countries outside the EU, Albania and Montenegro, have released their first Gender Equality Indices.
The third Gender Equality Index for the Republic of Serbia is based on data from 2018, amounts to 58.0 points, and indicates continuous, albeit slow progress in improving gender equality.
The EU supports EU candidates and potential candidates on their path to join the European Union. EIGE contributes to this process by helping responsible authorities in their efforts to improve gender equality in the Western Balkans and Turkey in line with EU policies.
Since 2013, EIGE has been providing expertise and technical assistance on a diverse range of gender-related topics. These include the development of monitoring methods and tools used in the EU, such as EIGE’s Gender Equality Index and the Gender Statistics Database. Special attention is given to regional cooperation and the exchange of gender equality related practices.