Gender Responsive EU Budgeting. Update of the study ‘The EU Budget for Gender Equality’ and review of its conclusions and recommendations

Study 15-02-2019

This Study updates the 2015 Study entitled ‘The EU Budget for Gender Equality’. It investigates whether, and to what extent, progress has been made in gender budgeting in the EU since the publication of the 2015 Study, particularly in the light of the European Parliament’s 2017 Resolution entitled ‘EU Funds for Gender Equality’. Based on desk-based and empirical research, this Study finds that the absence of overall and consistent commitment to gender equality in the EU budget and the budgetary process continues. As a result, the Study calls on the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union to take legislative action to anchor gender equality to all policies that receive funding from the EU budget.