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.
EIGE's Director Carlien Scheele delivered this speech at an event titled Gender Equality As a Driver for Recovery, organised by the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union on 5 March 2021.
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.
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.
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.
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 , Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey (EU candidate countries and potential candidates under the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA)).
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.