This toolkit is part of the work of the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) on gender budgeting. It constitutes an integral part of EIGE’s gender-mainstreaming platform.
The authors of this toolkit are Elisabeth Klatzer and Angela O’Hagan (independent experts), Catharina Schmitz and Emma Wretblad (NIRAS Sweden AB), and Ursula Mollay, Ambre Maucorps, Arndt Münch and Daniella Fessl (ÖIR GmbH).
It also draws on the various consultation processes organised in the framework of EIGE’s gender budgeting projects. EIGE would like to thank the participants at the consultation meetings that took place on 21 November 2018 and 28 March 2019 in Vilnius, for insights and expertise that greatly informed the research.
A particular thank you goes to Jeroen Decuyper Aerts (Belgian Institute for the equality of women and men, and EIGE Expert’s Forum member, Belgium) for his intellectual contributions and support throughout the implementation of the above mentioned projects. EIGE would like to thank Renate Wielpütz (independent expert) for her high-quality advice and support.
EIGE’s Gender Mainstreaming team coordinated the work on this publication and provided quality assurance (Barbara Limanowska, Helena Morais Maceira, Elena Anchevska, Sarah Robinson, Kim Van Aken and Nicole Jansen).
 Disclaimer: This document was prepared by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) to facilitate the implementation of the principle of gender equality through gender budgeting, as one of its gender-mainstreaming tools. It provides recommendations and good practices and is not legally binding on any EU or national entities involved in the implementation of the EU Funds. When it refers to the legislation in place or to proposals of legal acts, it does not constitute legal advice as regards their implementation. The usage of this toolkit is without prejudice to national legislation, to the interpretation of the Court of Justice and the General Court or to decisions of the Commission.