Gender Mainstreaming Development Programme Valtava
Sukupuolten tasa-arvon edistäminen ja valtavirtaistaminen (Valtava) -kehittämisohjelma
European Social Fund
Aims and objectives
To develop gender mainstreaming and its monitoring; to dismantle gender segregation in education and work; to support and develop the expertise of gender equality actors and project funders; to increase general knowledge of the gender perspective; to support the activities of resource centres for women and female entrepreneurial potential.
Results and impact
The development programme has produced a guidebook on mainstreaming the gender perspective for authorities and project actors, a collection of best practices in equality related projects, and a report on the implementation of gender mainstreaming in the activities of the structural funds in Finland. External evaluation produced in 2011-2012 is not publicly available.
Ministry of Employment and the Economy
The initiative ‘Valtava’ (promoting gender equality and gender mainstreaming) is an ESF funded development project coordinated by the Ministry of Employment and the Economy. The initiative will develop a guidance manual on gender mainstreaming, good practices, the gender impacts of ESF funding decisions as well as a training package on gender mainstreaming to be used by authorities/organisations working on employment issues, adult education providers.