National Focal Points (NFPs)
The national focal points provided the link between the Council of Europe Transversal Programme and the actors and mechanisms that are responsible for gender equality at national level : that is from government, parliament, local and regional authorities, civil society and the private sector. Their role was to promote international standards at national level with a view to bridging the gap between legal and real equality in our member states. However, as the terms of reference of the GEC now include the reimbursement of the costs of the representatives of the 47 member states, the NFP network was removed as a part of the Programme with effect from January 2016.
10 October 2014 (Helsinki, Finland)
- Draft Agenda - GEC(2014)4rev
- Report of the 2nd meeting
- Monitoring of Council of Europe Recommendation Rec (20013) 3 on Balanced Participation of Women and Men in Political and Public Decision-Making - 2008 Questionnaire for Discussion and Revision - GEC(2014)5
- Memorandum on the Revision of Recommendation Rec(2003)3 on Balanced Participation of Women and Men in Political and Public Decision-Making - GEC(2014) 11