• 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
  • 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...

  • Numbers of note: women in decision-making positions

    The latest data on women in decision-making roles in the Western Balkans and Türkiye paint a mixed picture but are on the right path for the future.

    Three women of different ages dressed in business attire look confidently into the camera
  • #3StepsForward: Why the Green Deal needs a gender perspective

    Today is International Women’s Day. An occasion to celebrate the wins for gender equality so far. To reflect on the struggles. And a day to look ahead, take a glance at the future and imagine what could be.

  • Energy poverty is not about households. It’s about who is in those households.

    Ahead of International Women's Day, EIGE's Director Carlien Scheele participated in an Interparliamentary Committee Meeting in European Parliament on 1 March focused on understanding energy poverty through a gendered lens​.

  • The economic tolls of gender-based violence

    EIGE Director Carlien Scheele delivered a keynote address at the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the European Union Conference in Stockholm, providing an economic perspective on gender-based violence to pave paths to prevention.