• Today’s choices are tomorrow’s consequences

    In an informal meeting with European Gender Equality Ministers on 27 February 2024 under the Belgian Presidency, Director Carlien Scheele presented a vision of what gender equality could look like in 2030 – if we already put ourselves there.

  • Looking to the future of gender equality: emerging priorities issues

    Delivering the first outcomes of EIGE’s Strategic Foresight workshops to the European Commission and Member States, Director Carlien Scheele participated at the Meeting of the High-Level Group on Gender Mainstreaming in Brussels on 29 January as part of the Belgian Presidency.

  • Why Lawmakers and Business Leaders Need to Look at Green Behaviour

    As someone who cares for the environment, you know that recycling, turning down the heating and walking to work is good for the planet. Those individual acts are important on our journey to net zero. But to have a lasting impact, we need to have bigger and bolder ideas about behaviour change. “In the Gender Equality Index , we see...

    Environmental activist painting "There is no planet B" banner on global warming protest
  • Unpaid Care: committed actions can take us from a bleak to a bright future

    Marking 10 years of commitment and advocacy for domestic and home care in the EU, EIGE’s Director, Carlien Scheele gave an address at the Domestic and Home Care EU Congress on 14 November 2023 hosted by the European Federation for Family Employment and Home Care at the EGG Center in Brussels Good morning to the members of the European Federation...

  • In conversation: “If we speak about a social and fair transition, it means we should leave no one behind”

    Setting the scene during the Gender Equality Index 2023 conference on 24 October 2023 at the European Parliament, moderator Federica Di Sario discusses with EIGE's Director Carlien Scheele, on where the European Green Deal and Gender Equality meet and why it matters now more than ever.

  • Gender Equality Index 2023: Far From The Finish Line?

    On 24 October 2023 EIGE’s Director, Carlien Scheele, delivered the Gender Equality Index 2023 results to the FEMM Committee in European Parliament followed by an exchange of views.

  • Committing to gender budgeting for gender equality

    Kicking off European Parliament’s Gender Equality week, EIGE’s Director, Carlien Scheele gave an address at the Joint exchange of views on Gender mainstreaming in the EU budget on 23 October 2023 organised by the Committee on Budgets, Budgetary Control and FEMM.

  • EU gender equality reaches new milestone: is progress accelerating?

    Ten years ago, EIGE introduced the Gender Equality Index as a marker for the status quo of gender equality in the EU. In this year’s edition we see the biggest annual jump in the overall score in the history of the Index ever.

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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...

  • Sharing the load: who invests more time and energy in childcare?

    Between women and men in the EU, there’s a greater balance of childcare. But there isn’t when it comes to the type of task according to EIGE’s latest evidence. The distribution of unpaid childcare between women and men is moving in the right direction. EIGE’s evidence from a 2022 survey on gender gaps in unpaid care, individual and social activities...

    Baby taking its first steps between mother and father