The results for Serbia’s Gender Equality Index are due for release in early 2016. Calculation for the Index was based on the methodology developed by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), who also supported the process. Such assistance is part of EIGE’s work to strengthen the capacity of six Western Balkan countries and Turkey as EU candidate and potential candidate countries. EIGE’s mains partners in Serbia are the Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit (SIPRU) and the Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia.

The Gender Equality Index measures gender gaps in six domains in key policy areas across each of the EU Member States over time. The domains are: work, money, knowledge, time, power and health – and two satellite domains: violence against women and intersecting inequalities. It assigns scores for Member States, between 1 for total inequality and 100 for full equality, or no gender gaps. With a score of 52.9, Europe is only half way towards reaching full gender equality. 

To learn more about EIGE’s work with pre-accession countries, click here.


Kristaps Petermanis
Administrative Agent – International Relations