The increase in gender inequalities that has resulted from the COVID-19 crisis points to the importance of placing gender equality at the heart of the EU policy response to mitigate the socioeconomic effects of the pandemic in both the short and the long terms.
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 33 % among all directors.
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 collected and spent.
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.
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.
Organised by the Spanish Ministry of Equality, EIGE’s Director Carlien Scheele attended the International feminist meeting ‘We Call It Feminism: Feminism for a better world’ on 25 February addressing new ways to revolutionise the care system.
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.
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. This technical report gives detailed information on the survey process, from its design to data processing, cleaning and weighting.