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National Programme for Substantive Gender Equality 2007-2013

Εθνικό Πρόγραμμα για την Ουσιαστική Ισότητα των Φύλων 2010-2013

Funding body

The majority of the included actions of the National Programme are being funded by the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF)

Aims and objectives

During the period from November 2009 until June 2012, the General Secretariat for Gender Equality (GSGE) endeavored to develop and implement gender policies at all levels of government and governance, in many areas of social policy, economic and cultural life. The Programme is divided into three (3) pillars, including actions for: a) improving, strengthening and enforcing of Greek legislation, b) development of specific policies for gender equality, and c) integration of gender equality perspective in public policies (gender mainstreaming).

Results and impact

The implementation of the policies foreseen in the Programme has been monitored and a Midterm Progress Report was produced. Each year a Progress Report will be published by the GSGE. Three Projects (main policies of the Programme), funded by the NSRF, that promote GM are in progress: a) Creation of a Monitoring Mechanism for the Implementation of Gender Equality Policies, b) Development of methodologies and tools for Monitoring and Evaluating the Integration of Gender Equality in all Public Policies, c) Implementation of the Project: “Actions to Promote Gender Equality at Regional Level - Upgrading of the Regional Committees for Gender Equality (PEPIS)”.

Creator/owner/responsible institution

General Secretariat for Gender Equality



The National Programme constitutes the central strategic planning, having as a main priority the notion of service to the citizen, in particular to women belonging to vulnerable groups affected in various ways by the economic crisis. This priority focused on three main areas of gender equality: a) to provide frontline services to Women Victims of Violence, b) to integrate a gender perspective (gender mainstreaming) in public policies (of Ministries, Regions, Municipalities) and for this reason the GSGE has created a Mechanism to monitor and evaluate public policies and their effects on gender as well has prepared the methodology of the implementation of Action Plans in public policies, and c) to promote gender equality in culture and arts.

Additional information

Duration: 2010-2013

Evaluation: Internal evaluation has been done, as a Midterm Progress Report of the National Programme has been published for the period November 2009-June 2012. The Midterm Progress Report has been prepared as part of ongoing consultation and accountability, to improve the uality and effectiveness of policies in accordance with the requirements of the National Programme and the principles of good governance.