Study on gender training in the European Union mapping, research and stakeholders' engagement (2012–13). Denmark.
A new strategy for gender equality in Denmark was launched in February 2013. The Danish inter-ministerial gender mainstreaming project action plan (2007–11) made reference to the actions that needed to be introduced at Ministry level to train members of staff on creating more opportunities to effectively mainstream gender in various policy areas. All ministries were required to prepare a plan (before 2011) and set specific goals regarding building competencies internally. Additionally, the plans included an awareness-raising strategy on gender mainstreaming. ‘Developing competency and understanding of the relevance of gender mainstreaming' of different ministries' staff was a key goal of the Danish inter-ministerial gender mainstreaming project action plan. Research in Denmark highlighted that gender training is provided at all levels of governance, even though there are no policy commitments to gender training at ministry or regional and local level.