• TARGET – The Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) (GR)

    The project TARGET addresses gender inequalities in the structures of research and innovation (R&I) institutions. It was implemented in the research centre Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) and funded by EU’s Horizon 2020 R&I programme. The project involved a consortium of EU and non-EU partners that collaborated in the transfer of know-how on gender equality in R&I from more advanced to less advanced institutions.

  • The gender dimension in research content as a criterion for the evaluation of research proposals – Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (CZ)

    The Technology Agency of the Czech Republic applies gender equality criteria in two funding programmes – ZÉTA (a junior programme) and ÉTA (supporting applied research in social sciences and the humanities). In each case, it evaluates how the gender perspective is reflected and integrated into research proposals. It has developed guidelines for applicants and evaluators and provided training for evaluators and staff.

  • 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.

  • Update of GEAR tool

    EIGE updated its tool for Gender Equality in Academia and Research – GEAR tool. The project identified policy and legal developments in gender mainstreaming in the policy area of research...

  • Covid-19 derails gender equality gains

    In the lead up to International Women’s Day on 8 March, the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) has released new findings on the impact of the coronavirus crisis on gender equality in Europe. From job losses and reduced working hours to spikes in domestic violence and overwhelmed counsellors, the effects of the pandemic have hit women the hardest.

    A young woman wearing a face mask stepping out of a train
  • Gender Equality Index 2020: Can we wait 60 more years?

    With a score of 67.9 out of 100, the EU is at least 60 years away from reaching complete gender equality, if we continue at the current pace. The latest Gender Equality Index from the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) shows that the EU is improving by just half a point each year.

    EIGE Gender Equality Index 2020
  • Beijing +25 policy brief: Area B - Education and training of women: stereotypes and segregation persist

    Since 2013, the EU has made several commitments to address gender equality issues in education and training. The Strategic Engagement for Gender Equality 2016-2019 highlighted the need to address gendered choices in study subjects and subsequent careers. In 2015, the EU called for action to tackle gender stereotypes and ensure that teachers are trained to create inclusive, egalitarian and non-discriminatory learning environments.

  • Gender-sensitive education and training for the integration of third-country nationals - study

    This paper looks at how gender equality and women’s empowerment are considered in the policies and actions supporting the integration of third-country nationals through education and training. Embedding a gender equality perspective in all policy sectors, including in the integration of third-country nationals, education and training, is a legal and political obligation for the EU institutions and Member States. Gender-sensitive policy-making can contribute to the development of policies and measures that respond to the distinct needs and interests of diverse groups of women and men third-country nationals.

  • Grey literature on education

    Education is a catalyst for social change and necessary to build societies that respect human rights. Education is needed to give women and men the skills to secure steady, well-paid jobs to avoid social exclusion. Gender equality in education is focused on gender-based choices across study fields, gender stereotypes and gender differences in educational achievements.

  • Education and training of migrant women: What works?

    A surge in migration to the EU in 2015 – 2016 put the matter high on the political agenda, with EU Member States calling for good practices on integration. A new study from EIGE provides a gender analysis of policies on education and training of migrants and presents some initiatives that work on the ground. "Effective integration of migrants can contribute to tackling the challenges of ageing societies and labour market shortages in the European Union.

  • Intersecting inequalities: Gender Equality Index

    “United in diversity” has been the motto of the European Union (EU) since the new millennium. Since its inception, the Gender Equality Index has strived to reflect this diversity. Intersecting inequalities capture how gender is manifested when combined with other characteristics such as age, dis/ability, migrant background, ethnicity, sexual orientation or socioeconomic background. An intersectional perspective highlights the complexity of gender equality.