Gender Mainstreaming in Committees and Delegations of the European Parliament

14-03-2014

Upon request by the FEMM Committee, the study aims at assessing to what extent the Women's Rights and Gender Equality Committee (FEMM) of the European Parliament (EP) contributed to the effective implementation of gender mainstreaming in European Parliament activities. Gender mainstreaming (GM) in the work of AFET, AGRI, BUDG, ENVI and LIBE is also analysed. Moving from the assumption that one of the prerequisites for the success of GM lies within institutional factors and conditions, several social mechanisms are identified in the EP decision-making process. Their strategic use could contribute to better address men’s and women’s needs in European legislation and other policy-making.

Upon request by the FEMM Committee, the study aims at assessing to what extent the Women's Rights and Gender Equality Committee (FEMM) of the European Parliament (EP) contributed to the effective implementation of gender mainstreaming in European Parliament activities. Gender mainstreaming (GM) in the work of AFET, AGRI, BUDG, ENVI and LIBE is also analysed. Moving from the assumption that one of the prerequisites for the success of GM lies within institutional factors and conditions, several social mechanisms are identified in the EP decision-making process. Their strategic use could contribute to better address men’s and women’s needs in European legislation and other policy-making.

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Istituto per la Ricerca Sociale - IRS, Italy: study coordinators: Manuela SAMEK LODOVICI and Flavia PESCE; scientific advisor: Bruno DENTE; study team: Davide BARBIERI, Daniela LOI, Erica MELLONI, Cristina VASILESCU and Irene ZANCANARO