• EIGE Gender Equality Forum 2022: the countdown is on!

    Save the date for the first-ever EIGE Gender Equality Forum on 24 and 25 October 2022. Join as gender equality champions discuss how to build an economy that works for women, men, girls and boys in all their diversity.

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  • 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.

  • Policy support on gender mainstreaming

    EIGE is supporting the European Commission (DG REFORM) and EU Member States in mitigating the economic and social consequences of the COVID-19 crisis by promoting gender mainstreaming through public reforms...

  • Annex 2: The EU’s gender equality legal and policy framework

    The European Union is based on the rule of law[1]. This means that every action taken by the EU is founded on treaties that have been approved voluntarily and democratically by all Member States. Treaties are legally binding agreements between Member States that set out EU objectives, rules for EU institutions, how decisions are made and the relationship between the EU and its Member States[2].

  • Annex 1: Ex ante assignment of intervention fields to the gender equality dimension codes (based on types of interventions for the ERDF, CF, ESF+ and JTF in the CPR)

    Please note: the suggested gender equality marker (coefficient) has been added to the original table. In its programmes, a Member State may propose that a coefficient of 40 % be assigned to an area of support marked with an ‘*’. This table demonstrates the potential relevance of this area of support for gender equality, but an assessment is needed as the tool outlines.

  • Examples of Step 2a – Ex post operation assessment Step 2a

    The following examples present potential combinations between the ex ante indications of intervention fields (step 1) and the ex post assessment at the level of individual operations (step 2). The description of operation content demonstrates how operations might be designed emphasising gender equality objectives to a greater or lesser degree. However, the categorisation would have to be based on the assessment against the minimum criteria provided in Table 1.

  • The tracking system

    This section gives an overview of the tracking system and provides information on when and how to apply it[1]. The CPR (Annex I, Table 7)[2] sets three codes for assessing gender equality – 01, ‘gender targeting’ (weighting of 100 %), 02, ‘gender mainstreaming’ (weighting of 40 %) or 03, ‘gender-neutral’ (weighting of 0 %) – and recommends the use of the OECD gender equality policy marker[3] definitions for the respective weights.

  • Ensuring gender relevance in EU Funds

    Equality between women and men is recognised by the EU as a fundamental principle, a core value of the EU and a necessary condition for the achievement of the EU objectives of growth, employment and social cohesion. Since 1996, the Commission has committed itself to a ‘dual approach’ towards achieving gender equality. This approach involves mainstreaming a gender perspective in all policies, while also implementing specific measures to eliminate, prevent or remedy gender inequalities.

  • Effective monitoring and reporting systems on the use of GRPP are in place

    Clear measures for monitoring and impact assessment are key to the successful development of the use of GRPP. This is important for identifying obstacles to and opportunities for GRPP, and to progressively increase levels of ambition. Effective monitoring and reporting require clear and simple indicators, such as the number of staff receiving training in gender issues relevant to the contract;

  • Reporting

    Contracting authorities may report on GRPP to funding bodies, gender equality bodies, national procurement authorities or others. They may also engage in public reporting. There are opportunities to link reporting on GRPP to broader policies relating to gender equality and strategic procurement. Less formal reporting, for example through the publication of case studies or news items on GRPP, can help to increase uptake by other public bodies and build understanding of what is being done.