• Today’s choices are tomorrow’s consequences

    In an informal meeting with European Gender Equality Ministers on 27 February 2024 under the Belgian Presidency, Director Carlien Scheele presented a vision of what gender equality could look like in 2030 – if we already put ourselves there.

  • Why Lawmakers and Business Leaders Need to Look at Green Behaviour

    As someone who cares for the environment, you know that recycling, turning down the heating and walking to work is good for the planet. Those individual acts are important on our journey to net zero. But to have a lasting impact, we need to have bigger and bolder ideas about behaviour change. “In the Gender Equality Index , we see...

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  • In conversation: “If we speak about a social and fair transition, it means we should leave no one behind”

    Setting the scene during the Gender Equality Index 2023 conference on 24 October 2023 at the European Parliament, moderator Federica Di Sario discusses with EIGE's Director Carlien Scheele, on where the European Green Deal and Gender Equality meet and why it matters now more than ever.

  • Gender Equality Index 2023: Far From The Finish Line?

    On 24 October 2023 EIGE’s Director, Carlien Scheele, delivered the Gender Equality Index 2023 results to the FEMM Committee in European Parliament followed by an exchange of views.

  • Committing to gender budgeting for gender equality

    Kicking off European Parliament’s Gender Equality week, EIGE’s Director, Carlien Scheele gave an address at the Joint exchange of views on Gender mainstreaming in the EU budget on 23 October 2023 organised by the Committee on Budgets, Budgetary Control and FEMM.

  • EU gender equality reaches new milestone: is progress accelerating?

    Ten years ago, EIGE introduced the Gender Equality Index as a marker for the status quo of gender equality in the EU. In this year’s edition we see the biggest annual jump in the overall score in the history of the Index ever.

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  • Three steps forward in closing the gender gap in climate leadership 

    More women and diverse representation in the decision-making process is critical for the fight against climate change. Fewer than one in three senior ministers responsible for the policy areas of the European Green Deal are women. EIGE launches a Climate Inspiration section as part of its campaign #3StepsForward – which will include voices and perspectives from leaders promoting closing the...

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  • Gender Equality Index 2023: Towards a green transition in transport and energy

    The Gender Equality Index 2023 presents the EU in relation to gender equality amid crises and uncertainties. In recent years, the world has been hit by repeated shocks and multiple crises. What remains constant is the fact that when crisis strikes, women and girls suffer disproportionally. The crises and shocks continuously threaten to create new challenges and reverse years of...

  • #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.