• Speech to the European Parliament FEMM committee

    EIGE's Director Carlien Scheele delivered this speech to the European Parliament FEMM committee on 25 January 2022.

  • Leadership in Europe: How can we get the right balance?

    EIGE's Director Carlien Scheele delivered this keynote speech at the event "Gender diversity & leadership in the Nordics-Baltics", organised by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Lithuania on 7 September 2021.

  • Beyond the Beijing Declaration: Assessment and main challenges

    EIGE's Director Carlien Scheele delivered this speech at a press seminar organised by the European Parliament on 4 March 2020.

  • Gender-responsive public procurement

    Gender-responsive public procurement (GRPP) is a gender mainstreaming tool to promote gender equality through public procurement. GRPP promotes gender equality through the goods, services or works being purchased. This means that buyers and suppliers examine the impact of all contracted activities on women’s and men’s needs, interests and concerns, and design and deliver contracts in a way that reduces inequalities.

  • Gender Equality Index 2021: Fragile gains, big losses

    The EU scores 68 points out of 100 in the Gender Equality Index, released today by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE). This is a microscopic increase of just 0.6 points since last year’s edition.

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  • Gender Equality Index 2021: Health

    Since 2013, the Gender Equality Index has been recognised by EU institutions and Member States as a key benchmark for gender equality in the EU. The 6th edition of the Index covers a range of indicators in the domains of society and life most afected by the COVID-19 crisis. Although Index scores are mostly based on 2019 data, and therefore cannot capture the full impact of the crisis on gender equality, the report provides ample evidence of the pandemic’s negative repercussions on women in the domains of work, money, knowledge, time, power and health.

  • Women and power in the Western Balkans and Turkey

    The share of women in decision-making positions is one important element in assessing the level of gender equality. That’s why the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) measures how much power women hold in politics, economics and finance, research, sports and the media. Below you can find our assessment of the situation in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo [1], Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey (EU candidate countries and potential candidates under the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA)).

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  • Statistical brief: gender balance in corporate boards 2020

    The persistent gender imbalance among key decision-makers in large corporations and financial institutions remains a cause for concern. Each year, the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) monitors gender balance in central banks and European financial institutions, and does so on a biannual basis in the largest listed companies in the EU Member States. Despite continued political and media attention, pressure from shareholders and an increasing body of knowledge showing the performance benefits of gender-balanced decision-making, women remain substantially under-represented in corporate boardrooms.