Meeting participants standing by the seaside

Gender Mainstreaming in the Western Balkans and Türkiye

European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) organised a regional thematic event on gender mainstreaming for EU candidate countries and potential candidates in September 2022.

Gender equality machineries, gender equality focal points in ministries and national institutions as well as civil society counterparts from Western Balkans and Türkiye 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.  The event fostered a common understanding of how to integrate a gender perspective in practise into all stages of policymaking and strategic planning.

This event was organised within the framework of EIGE’s cooperation with the Western Balkans and Türkiye under the EU Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) funded by the European Commission.