• What does the Gender Equality Index say about your country?

    Our Gender Equality Index country factsheets are now online. They give an in-depth analysis of how each country in the EU is doing in gender equality. You can see how your country has progressed over time and learn about the greatest improvements and challenges in each of the six domains: health, power, money, work, knowledge and time. The EU’s score...

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  • EIGE has a great recipe for gender mainstreaming

    Whether you work in the environment, education, the digital agenda or any other policy field, our methods and tools will help you to get started on gender mainstreaming. “EIGE has come up with practical advice to guide you through each step of the gender mainstreaming cycle. We show you how to integrate a gender dimension in your work, regardless of...

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  • Gender Equality Index 2017: Infographics

    The Gender Equality Index is a composite indicator that measures the complex concept of gender equality and, based on the EU policy framework, assists in monitoring progress of gender equality across the EU over time. Further information Gender Equality Index 2017: Online platform Gender Equality Index 2017: Conference page

  • Gender Equality Index 2017: Conference presentations

    The Gender Equality Index is a composite indicator that measures the complex concept of gender equality and, based on the EU policy framework, assists in monitoring progress of gender equality across the EU over time. The release conference on 11 October in Brussels brought together around 300 decision-makers and practitioners to discuss the findings of the Gender Equality Index 2017...

  • Gender Equality Index 2017: Methodological Report

    The Gender Equality Index is a comprehensive measure for monitoring progress in gender equality across the EU over time. It measures gender gaps and takes into account the context and different levels of achievement of Member States across a range of relevant policy areas. It shows the different outcomes of EU and national policies for women and men and contributes...

  • Gender Equality Index 2017: Measuring gender equality in the European Union 2005-2015 - Report

    This report documents the third edition of the Gender Equality Index of the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE). Since its launch in 2013, the Gender Equality Index has been recognised for its notable contribution to policy debates and increased awareness about gender equality at the EU and national levels. The Index is a comprehensive measure for assessing the state...

  • Gender Equality Index 2017 in brief: A snail’s pace towards gender equality

    Gender equality is a fundamental value of the European Union and is essential for its development, growth and cohesion. As such, measuring progress in gender equality is an integral part of effective policymaking. Since its launch in 2013, the Gender Equality Index of the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) has been recognised for its notable contribution to policy debates...

  • Gender Equality Index 2017: Measuring gender equality in the European Union 2005-2015 - Main findings

    Gender equality is a fundamental value of the European Union and is essential for its development, growth and cohesion. As such, measuring progress in gender equality is an integral part of effective policymaking. Since its launch in 2013, the Gender Equality Index of the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) has been recognised for its notable contribution to policy debates...

  • Gender Equality Index 2017: Progress at a snail’s pace

    The updated Gender Equality Index shows where Europe stands today. We are moving forward but overall progress is very slow. The EU’s score is just four points higher than ten years ago, now 66.2 out of 100. The top performing country is Sweden with a score of 82.6, while Greece moved to the bottom with 50 points. The award for...

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  • The European Pillar of Social Rights as an Opportunity for Gender Equality in the EU: EIGE’s Recommendations

    The European Pillar of Social Rights is an opportunity for the EU to design and implement sustainable and effective policies that benefit all - women and men. Setting and reaching gender-specific targets can facilitate closing gender gaps, achieving a fairer society and it can also contribute to growth and more effective economies. This note sets out recommendations from the European...

  • Gender, skills and precarious work in the EU: Research note

    Globalisation, technological change, information and communication advances have led to important changes in the employment structure and skills content of jobs. The complexity of jobs is increasing across all sectors and occupations and there is inflation in relative skills demand, even for low-skilled jobs. Many low-skilled jobs now require greater literacy, numeracy and other basic skills. A number of already...

  • Women with low skills have fewer opportunities in the EU labour market

    Today’s job market is constantly increasing requirements on competencies across all sectors. This poses a major challenge for the 64 million women and men with low levels of education in Member States. They are more often unemployed or completely out of the labour market, compared to people with middle and high levels of education. Women with low qualifications find it...