Tool 7: Defining gender-sensitive project selection criteria

This tool can be used by managing authorities and monitoring committees to support the elaboration of gender-sensitive projects, and to set gender equality criteria for the selection of projects. This support from managing authorities is vital for ensuring that gender equality is integrated as a horizontal principle in all EU Funds' activities.

As Article 67 of the CPR stipulates:

The managing authorities shall establish and apply criteria and procedures which are non-discriminatory, transparent, ensure gender equality and take account of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and the principle of sustainable development.