At a glance

Gender Equality Strategy

Strategic Objectives

Gender Equality Programme



Achieving Gender mainstreaming in all policies and measures

Gender mainstreaming is the (re)organisation, improvement, development and evaluation of policy processes, so that a gender equality perspective is incorporated in all policies at all levels and at all stages, by the actors normally involved in policy-making.

In its Recommendation to member States on gender equality standards and mechanisms, the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers recalls the importance of adopting methodologies for the implementation of the gender mainstreaming strategy, including gender budgeting, gender-based analysis and gender impact assessment. Experience shows, however, that even the most committed member States are finding it difficult to achieve gender mainstreaming.

Manual Supporting Gender Equality Rapporteurs (GERS) in their Role

Powerpoint Presentation Hanna Onwen Huma

Powerpoint Presentation Catherine Bij de Vaate

Recommendation (1998) 14
Recommendation No. R (98) 14 of the Committee of Ministers to Member States on Gender Mainstreaming

CM/Del/Dec(98)628 appendix 2 16 avril 1998
Message of the Committee of Ministers to Steering Committees of the Council of Europe on Gender Mainstreaming

CDEG (2011) 16
Study on "Combatting Stereotypes in Education"

Gender Budgeting – Practical Implementation - Handbook
Macedonian, Armenian, Slovenian, Icelandic, Greek

Recommendation of the Committee of Ministers to member states on the inclusion of gender differences in health policy

Recommendation of the Committee of Ministers to member states on gender mainstreaming in education adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 10 October 2007 and its explanatory memorandum

EG-S-GB (2004) RAP FIN
Gender Budgeting
Armenian, Macedonian

EG-S-GS (2004) RAP FIN
Promoting Gender Mainstreaming in Schools

CDEG/CDCS (2003) 1
Summary of the discussions

CDEG-GM (2001) 03
Workshop on gender mainstreaming for Chairs and Secretaries of Steering Committees of the Council of Europe (CDCS, CDSP, CDDS, CAHAR)

CDEG-GM (2001) 01
Workshop on Gender Mainstreaming, organised for Steering Committees of the Council of Europe

EG (1999) 13
Gender Mainstreaming: practice and prospects

EG-ATH (1999) 9
Conference “Gender mainstreaming: a step into the 21st century”

EG-S-MS (98) 2 rev
Gender Mainstreaming conceptual framework, methodology and presentation of good practices - Final Report of Activities of the Group of Specialists on Mainstreaming (EG-S-MS)