Although inequalities still exist, the EU has made notable progress in gender equality over the last decades. Thanks to purposeful legislation, balanced policies and specific measures, encouraging trends and advances can already be distinguished. However, gender gaps remain and in the labour market women are still over-represented in lower paid sectors and under-represented in decision-making positions.
The EU Gender Equality Strategy strives to further strengthen policy objectives and actions with the aim of making significant progress by 2025 towards a gender-equal Europe.
To support the objectives, the Commission has already backed several projects throughout the Member States, doubling down on its commitment and with many more projects planned for the coming years.
The Commission is supporting Czechia in the area of gender mainstreaming, with the purpose of improving the integration of gender equality considerations in the design and implementation of public policies and budget cycles.
The Commission supports the Hungarian Ministry of Human Capacities in identifying gender equality issues in employment to close the related gender gap.
The Commission supports the implementation of two key reforms foreseen by the Recovery and Resilience Plan and the first Italian National Strategy for Gender Equality.
This flagship project aims to increase the awareness of policies for promoting Gender Equality across seven Member States and analyse policies and budgeting processes from a gender mainstreaming perspective.