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  • Gender Equality Index 2023: Towards a green transition in transport and energy

    The Gender Equality Index 2023 presents the EU in relation to gender equality amid crises and uncertainties. In recent years, the world has been hit by repeated shocks and multiple crises. What remains constant is the fact that when crisis strikes, women and girls suffer disproportionally. The crises and shocks continuously threaten to create new challenges and reverse years of...

  • Gender balance in business and finance: December 2022

    The persistent gender imbalance among key decision-makers in large corporations and financial institutions remains a cause for concern. EU institutions recently agreed on a directive aimed at increasing the number of women on corporate boards by requiring Member States to ensure that companies listed on stock exchanges have at least 40 % of the under-­represented gender among non-executive directors or...

  • Data collection on gender-responsive public procurement in the EU: Methodological report

    The European Institute for Gender Equality defines gender-responsive public procurement (GRPP) as ‘a gender mainstreaming tool to promote gender equality through public procurement. GRPP is procurement that promotes gender equality through the goods, services or works being purchased. EIGE, in its work on gender mainstreaming and in particular gender budgeting, seeks to promote gender equality in how public resources are...

  • Online Panel Survey of Gender Equality and Socioeconomic Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Technical Report

    This technical report presents the methodological aspects of the online survey on gender equality and socioeconomic consequences of COVID-19 carried out by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE). The survey was implemented in all 27 EU Member States from June–July 2021 and its results are presented in the Gender Equality Index 2022 – The COVID-19 pandemic and care...

  • Gender Equality Index 2022: The COVID-19 pandemic and care

    The Gender Equality Index is a tool to measure the progress of gender equality in the EU, developed by EIGE. It gives more visibility to areas that need improvement and ultimately supports policy makers to design more effective gender equality measures. The Gender Equality Index has tracked the painfully slow progress of gender equality in the EU since 2010, mostly...

  • Gender-responsive public procurement: the key to fair and efficient public spending in the EU

    Public institutions in the EU are major investors, spending some €2 trillion per year on the purchase of goods, services and works. Their procurement practices can directly promote gender equality, support sustainable procurement and improve efficiency in public spending. This is what gender-responsive public procurement (GRPP) is. Yet policymakers are unfamiliar with this promising approach, and authorities in the EU...

  • Gender-responsive Public Procurement in the EU: Report

    The European Institute for Gender Equality carried out the project ‘Supporting gender equality in the economy through public procurement’ with the overall aim of contributing to a more gender-equal distribution of economic resources in the EU. This report presents the main research findings of this project, followed by a selection of case studies and policy recommendations. The research findings suggest...

  • Statistical brief: gender balance in business and finance 2021

    The persistent gender imbalance among key decision-makers in large corporations and financial institutions remains a cause for concern. The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) monitors the situation biannually for the largest listed companies in each of the 27 European Union (EU) Member States (EU-27) and annually for central banks and European financial institutions.

  • Gender-responsive Public Procurement: Step-by-step toolkit

    This practical step-by-step toolkit for implementing gender-responsive public procurement (GRPP) in the EU is designed for contracting authorities at national, regional and local level, including EU institutions, bodies and agencies. It supports public sector buyers in advancing gender equality through the use of GRPP. It is also designed to be useful to policymakers and practi­tioners working towards gender equality and...

  • The costs of gender-based violence in the European Union: Technical report

    EIGE's 2021 study on the costs of gender-based violence in the European Union focused on intimate partner violence as a subset of gender-based violence and provided an updated estimate of the costs of gender-based and intimate partner violence in the EU. EIGE calculated the cost of gender-based violence in the EU and in each Member State based on extrapolated data...