The ultimate goal of gender mainstreaming is advancing gender equality. Integrating gender concerns in policy decisions and their practical implementation is the responsibility of public authorities and institutions. Gender training makes a difference. If implemented systematically it facilitates more efficient actions towards gender equality and a positive change in the attitudes of policymakers.
This gender equality training tool is designed to stimulate investment in the gender equality skills of policymakers and public administration employees and to facilitate the process of designing effective gender equality training. The guidelines provide a set of standards to commission effective gender equality training. Whereas previous studies focus on the content of gender equality training or the profile of gender equality trainers, these guidelines consider the specific role and needs of commissioning authorities at different stages of the gender competence development process.