Gender mainstreaming has been internationally adopted as a key strategy towards making gender equality a reality.

Its ultimate goal is to redress gender inequalities in policies, services and public interventions. To put this into practice, EIGE has created this platform on gender mainstreaming with step-by-step guidance.

Gender mainstreaming involves applying a gender equality perspective in each phase of the policy-making cycle as well as all areas within policies and processes such as procurement or budgeting.

EIGE supports EU institutions and EU member states’ governmental bodies with the integration of a gender perspective in their work.

Learn more about gender mainstreaming


  • Gender Equality Action Plans

    Gender equality action plans are gender mainstreaming tools that outline the specific actions an institution will take to advance gender equality in their organisation. Institutions are not gender-neutral entities, as gender inequalities may be perpetuated through policies, activities and organisational culture. Gender equality action plans enable institutions to address the identified inequalities within their organisations by integrating a gender perspective...

  • Gender Equality Action Plans for Parliaments: Step-by-step tool

    This tool provides practical step-by-step guidance to parliaments at the EU, national and regional levels to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate a gender equality action plan. The tool describes how to: plan the process of establishing a gender equality action plan from start to finish set up the necessary support structures and conditions that are required to success fully execute...