Cooperation with EU candidate countries and potential candidates
This webpage provides information about EIGE’s cooperation with the EU candidate countries and potential candidates.
Under the European Commission’s Instrument of Pre-Accession (IPA), EIGE’s main objective is to support the Western Balkans and Turkey to improve their gender equality policies and to better monitor gender equality progress.
In September 2022, gender equality bodies from Western Balkans and Turkey gathered to discuss the experience and challenges in gender mainstreaming in the region and learned how to use EIGE tools and methods in their work.
Carlien Scheele looks back on the Institute's cooperation with Bosnia and Herzegovina at the release of the publication Women and Men in Bosnia and Herzegovina 2021.
The third Gender Equality Index for the Republic of Serbia is based on data from 2018, amounts to 58.0 points, and indicates continuous, albeit slow progress in improving gender equality.
The EU supports EU candidates and potential candidates on their path to join the European Union. EIGE contributes to this process by helping responsible authorities in their efforts to improve gender equality in the Western Balkans and Turkey in line with EU policies.
Since 2013, EIGE has been providing expertise and technical assistance on a diverse range of gender-related topics. These include the development of monitoring methods and tools used in the EU, such as EIGE’s Gender Equality Index and the Gender Statistics Database. Special attention is given to regional cooperation and the exchange of gender equality related practices.