The Flexibility Instrument is a margin for manoeuvre to meetunforeseen needs or new priorities in one or more expenditure headings. Duringthe previous MFF (2007-2013) a total of EUR 1.4 billion was available. Thedecision to mobilise the Instrument is made jointly by Parliament and theEuropean Council This in-depth analysis looks at the results obtained from EUbudget resources dedicated to the Flexibility Instrument, and Parliament's rolein making such resources available.
This study subjects the EU budget to a gender budgetinganalysis, revealing the impact of revenue and spending decisions on genderequality. It covers the operational expenditure of six selected policy areas,in an attempt to pave the way for further, more comprehensive analysis. Theauthors adopt a capability approach, based on a broad definition of humanwell-being, following a bottom-up logic.