In 2015-2016, the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) conducted a restricted survey in the 28 EU Member States (EU-28) on the benefits of gender-sensitive infrastructure The survey aimed to collect direct information on the importance of existing infrastructure services for everyday activities, and the level of well-being that public infrastructure provides. This study aims to close the research gap and offer a tool for scholars and policymakers to better understand people’s needs and plan a more efficient and balanced allocation of public resources.
Public services such as transport, health centres and care facilities play an essential part in the well-being of Europeans. We use public service infrastructure every day; it underpins our lives, and is essential for the functioning of society. Infrastructure is meant to deliver services that address the diverse needs of women and men and contribute to equal opportunities for all.
Public services such as health centres, transport and care facilities play an essential part in ensuring the well-being of Europeans. We use public service infrastructure every day; it underpins our lives, and is essential for the functioning of a society. Infrastructure is meant to deliver services that address the diverse needs of women and men and contribute to equal opportunities for all.
Public services such as care facilities, public transport and health centres play an essential part in the well-being of Europeans. We use public service infrastructure every day; it underpins our lives, and is essential for the functioning of society. Infrastructure is meant to deliver services that address the diverse needs of women and men and contribute to equal opportunities for all.
The EU’s regional policy is an investment policy that targets all regions and cities in the European Union. The policy aims to tackle economic, social and territorial disparities between EU regions. Gender equality is addressed in the objectives of the European Structural and Investment funds. It relates to promoting economic development and pursuing women’s empowerment.
The share of women in single/lower houses of national parliaments in the EU has increased in the last 10 years from 24 % to 31 % in 2018, yet the rate of change is slow. Without further action, it would take another 12 years to achieve gender-balance (at least 40 % of either women or men) in national parliaments across the EU.
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 the field.
Promoting gender equality is important in reducing regional economic and social disparities and for ensuring the long-term development of regions, which are the two main objectives of the cohesion policy. Failure to overcome gender disparities means that the development objectives of growth, competitiveness and employment cannot be fully achieved. Further information Regional policy on EIGE's Gender Mainstreaming platform EIGE's Gender Mainstreaming platform
Gender mainstreaming has been embraced internationally as a strategy towards realising gender equality. It involves the integration of a gender perspective into the preparation, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies, regulatory measures and spending programmes, with a view to promoting equality between women and men, and combating discrimination. Further information EIGE's Gender Mainstreaming Platform EIGE's Gender Mainstreaming Tools and Methods
Gender mainstreaming methods and tools can be of vital assistance as they offer clear guidance on how to implement gender mainstreaming in practical terms. They support a systematic implementation of gender mainstreaming in a particular field of activity or sector. The aim of using gender mainstreaming methods and tools is to shape an organisation’s processes and operational workflows in such a way that the results and effects of the organisation’s work better meet gender equality objectives.
What does it mean to mainstream gender in a public institution or an organisation? With all the aspects to consider, where is the place to start? EIGE’s new online tools will help with practical and detailed information in three areas: gender impact assessment, institutional transformation and gender equality training. These tools are part of EIGE’s Gender Mainstreaming Platform, an online guide to identifying and addressing gender equality challenges across different areas of society.