The implementation of this strategy will be based on the dual approach of targeted measures to achieve gender equality, combined with strengthened gender mainstreaming.
The Commission will enhance gender mainstreaming by systematically including a gender perspective in all stages of policy design in all EU policy areas, internal and external. The strategy will be implemented using intersectionality – the combination of gender with other personal characteristics or identities, and how these intersections contribute to unique experiences of discrimination – as a cross-cutting principle.
What is the Commission planning for the upcoming years ?
Support women’s participation in paid work and their professional development
Create more jobs for men and women
Improve their availability and affordability
European Social Fund Plus
European Regional Development Fund
European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development
Revision of the Barcelona target
Convergence among Member States of early childhood education and care
Proposal for Child Guarantee 2021:
Break the poverty
Children can access necessary services for their wellbeing and personal developmentSource: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:52020DC0152&from=EN
Making sure that women and men receive equal pay for the same work and for work of equal value:
By tabling binding measures on pay transparency by the end of 2020 making EU-rules on work-life balance for all genders established in normal practice.
By promoting equal uptake of family leaves and flexible working arrangements thus improving access to high quality and affordable childcare and other care services.
By launching the consultation process for a Green Paper on Ageing with a focus on long-term care, pensions and ageing.
Women only represent 17% of people in ICT studies and careers in the EU and only 36% of STEM graduates, even though girls outperform boys in digital literacy.
This gap will be addressed in the updated Digital Education.
Implementation of the Ministerial declaration of commitment on “Women in Digital”Gender Equality will be put forward as one of the key elements. Improving gender balance in traditionally male or female-dominated professions and address gender stereotypes.
The renewed strategic framework for gender equality in sport will promote women’s and girls’ participation in sport.
The reinforced Youth Guarantee will also specifically address women that are not in education, employment or training to ensure equal opportunities.
The Updated Skills Agenda for Europe will help address horizontal segregation, stereotyping and gender gaps in education and training.
PISA Results 2018:
Usually women outperform men academically, but they are less likely to choose careers that would lead to highest-paid professions.
Even if women attain higher levels of education than men, they are less likely to be employed and earn more than them.
The new Commission White Paper on AI (Artificial Intelligence) sets out the European approach grounded in EU values and fundamental rights, including non- discrimination and gender equality.
The Horizon Europe, will provide insights and solutions on addressing potential gender biases in AI, as well as on debunking gender stereotypes in all social, economic and cultural domains, supporting the development of unbiased evidence-based policies.
Support projects promoting gender equality under Creative Europe, including under Music Moves Europe, and will present a gender equality strategy in the audio-visual industry as part of the next MEDIA sub-programme, including financial support, structured dialogue, mentoring and training for women film-makers, producers and screenwriters.
The Recommendation from the EU will include the need for effective pre-emptive measures and acknowledging the importance of education. It will also address the strengthening of public services, prevention and support measures, capacity building of professionals and victim- centered access to justice.
Bring together Member States and stakeholders to exchange good practices. The EU network will provide funding for training, capacity-building and support services. Violence prevention focusing on men, boys and masculinity will be of central importance.
The Commission will adopt a new comprehensive legal framework, with a set of both preventive and reactive measures against harassment in the workplace.
EU-wide survey for Eurostat will be presented in 2023 and will provide data on the prevalence and dynamics of violence against women and other forms of interpersonal violence.
Propose measures in 2021, within the limits of EU competence, to achieve the same objective as the Istanbul Convention.
A 2020-2025 European Commission LGBTIQIA+ equality strategy is in place to promote the safety and peace of all LGBTIQIA+ people and to reduce the discrimination and violence they face.
EU strategy on the eradication of trafficking in human beings and an EU strategy on a more effective fight against child sexual abuse.
The Commission will propose additional measures to prevent and combat specific forms of gender-based violence, including sexual harassment, abuse of women and female genital mutilation (FGM).
Digital Services Act to clarify online platforms’ responsibilities with regard to user-disseminated content. The Digital Services Act will clarify what measures are expected from platforms in addressing illegal activities online, while protecting fundamental rights. To protect women’s safety online, the Commission will facilitate the development of a new framework for cooperation between internet platforms.