Gender mainstreaming

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Gender mainstreaming is firmly established in Article 8 of the TFUE: "In all its activities, the Union shall aim to eliminate inequalities, and to promote equality, between men and women." Gender mainstreaming represents the integration of the gender perspective into every stage of policy processes with a view to promoting equality between women and men. As a monitoring tool, the FEMM committee draws up a regular report on gender mainstreaming in the work of the European Parliament.


  • 22 April 2021: EIGE Gender experts gave presentations on Gender Impact Assessment modules for MEPs.
  • 15 March 2021: Joint meeting of the two Networks of Members in charge of Gender Mainstreaming in EP Committees and standing Delegations.
  • 1 December 2020: Gender budgeting within the EU policies and the updated action plan on gender mainstreaming of the Committee on Budgets. Implementation of gender actions plans and gender mainstreaming in all EP Committees.