EC Reports on equality between women and men

Since 2006 the Unit “Equality between Women and Men” of the European’s Commission DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities publishes periodical reports to promote gender balance in decision-making positions. Please click on the following report titles to get access to each of the listed reports:
Beijing+15 The Platform for Action and the European Union. Report from the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the European Union
December 1, 2009

The present report is the third review of development at the EU-level in relation to the 12 critical areas of concern of the PfA, building on the follow-up by the EU in 2000 and on the report from the Luxembourg Presidency in 2005. The report is based on the Council Conclusions on the follow-up of the Beijing PfA since 2005 and on information provided by the Member States in their answers to the UNECE questionnaire sent out in January 2009. Furthermore, Statistics Sweden has updated the statistics in some of the critical areas for this report.

Report on equality between women and men 2009
April 6, 2009

This publication gives an overview of recent developments as regards the situation of women and men in the EU with relevant data and policy presentations. It is targeted at a wide range of stakeholders, including Member States, NGOs, and social partners.

Report on equality between women and men 2008
January 23, 2008

The fifth report on equality between women and men, the first to cover the enlarged European Union (EU) of 27 Member States looks at the main developments in the past year, identifies future problems and sets guidelines for dealing with them.

Getting more Women to the Top in Research (2008)
January 1, 2008

This report examines and describes in detail nomination procedures, obstacles, facts and funding limitations that women need to overcome in their academic careers. It reviews the procedures for evaluating and promoting research personnel to senior positions and identifies examples of good practice at national and institutional levels. Based on this analysis, the report proposes recommendations to facilitate the design of a framework for better targeted actions at European level, and highlights the problem of poor awareness and visibility.