In 2015-2016, the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) conducted a restricted survey in the 28 EU Member States (EU-28) on the benefits of gender-sensitive infrastructure The survey aimed to collect direct information on the importance of existing infrastructure services for everyday activities, and the level of well-being that public infrastructure provides. This study aims to close the research gap and offer a tool for scholars and policymakers to better understand people’s needs and plan a more efficient and balanced allocation of public resources.
Public services such as care facilities, public transport and health centres play an essential part in the well-being of Europeans. We use public service infrastructure every day; it underpins our lives, and is essential for the functioning of society. Infrastructure is meant to deliver services that address the diverse needs of women and men and contribute to equal opportunities for all.
Public services such as health centres, transport and care facilities play an essential part in ensuring the well-being of Europeans. We use public service infrastructure every day; it underpins our lives, and is essential for the functioning of a society. Infrastructure is meant to deliver services that address the diverse needs of women and men and contribute to equal opportunities for all.
Public services such as transport, health centres and care facilities play an essential part in the well-being of Europeans. We use public service infrastructure every day; it underpins our lives, and is essential for the functioning of society. Infrastructure is meant to deliver services that address the diverse needs of women and men and contribute to equal opportunities for all.
Around seven per cent of the total population living in the EU Member States are born outside of the EU, and half of them are women and girls. Work, study and reuniting with family members, as well as different forms of persecution, are common reasons motivating both women and men to migrate and live in other countries. Migration can bring new opportunities to migrants and their families.
The complex and evolving security threats the EU is facing, such as organised crime, terrorism, cyberviolence and hybrid threats, have placed security high on the political agenda of both the previous Commission (2014–2019) and the current Commission (2019–2024). Women and men, and girls and boys experience conflict, insecurity and threats differently and the impact of security policies is not equal across different groups.
This report proposes a model to advance gender equality in Member States by transforming roles and responsibilities in care work. The model supports innovative practice and gender analysis to realise the potential of the European Social Fund and the European Regional Development Fund in the promotion of work–life balance in the EU. This model encourages policymakers, programme managers and project designers to take an expansive view of care.
What is work–life balance and why does it matter? Work–life balance is about striking a balance between ‘work’ and ‘life’. Here, ‘work’ means paid work and ‘life’ means everything else – including, but not limited to, unpaid work, domestic work (cleaning, cooking, washing, etc.), care work (taking care of children, older people, people who are ill, persons living with disabilities, as well as oneself), leisure time and social activities.
This re-edition of the original toolkit was published on 23/03/2022 Gender budgeting is a strategy and a process with the long-term aim of achieving gender equality goals. A tool to track resource allocation for gender equality in the EU cohesion policy funds (Tool 8) has been added to this step-by-step toolkit. The toolkit aims to assist managing authorities in the European Union to apply gender budgeting tools in the processes of the EU Funds under shared management.
EIGE has developed an online toolkit to apply gender budgeting as a gender mainstreaming tool in EU Funds processes. The first three sections introduce the concept of gender budgeting and examine its relevance for the EU Funds. Section 4 offers 11 practical tools on gender budgeting, related to: the EU regulatory framework; national/sub-national programming and project-level support; reporting, monitoring and evaluation.
This paper looks at how gender equality and women’s empowerment are considered in the policies and actions supporting the integration of third-country nationals through education and training. Embedding a gender equality perspective in all policy sectors, including in the integration of third-country nationals, education and training, is a legal and political obligation for the EU institutions and Member States. Gender-sensitive policy-making can contribute to the development of policies and measures that respond to the distinct needs and interests of diverse groups of women and men third-country nationals.
This factsheet is based on a small-scale study that looks at existing efforts to consider gender equality and women’s empowerment in the design and implementation of policies and actions for the integration of third-country nationals through education and training. The research focuses on five Member States: Germany, Greece, France, Italy and Sweden. The data was collected in 2017-2018.