Country factsheets for the EU Member States for the Gender Equality Index 2019

The Gender Equality Index, developed by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), is a tool to tell a story of the progress of gender equality in the EU and its sustainability. It makes visible areas that need improvement, stimulates debate at various levels and ultimately supports effective policy-making for gender equality.

For the launch of the Gender Equality Index 2019, PPMI supported EIGE with the preparation of the Index factsheets (28 country factsheets and one factsheet for the EU as a whole). Providing tailored-made information on the situation and trends of gender equality in the EU Member States, the factsheets represent EIGE’s main Index communication products targeting audience at a country level.

To develop the Index factsheets, our project team conducted an in-depth country-level analysis of the Gender Equality Index scores, indicators and other related data at Member State level in eight thematic areas: work, money, knowledge, time, power, health, violence against women and intersecting inequalities. Based on the analysis, we identified key trends and developments in scores of the overall Index, its domains and sub-domains from gender and intersectional perspectives.

In addition to providing an overview of the recent trends and developments, the Index puts a stronger focus on one or more domains depending on the policy developments of that year in a dedicated ‘thematic focus’. The 2019 Index edition was presented and analysed in the context of work-life balance. In the factsheets, we have described the number of ways women and men juggle paid work with other responsibilities and commitments, especially when they provide care for children, older people and persons with disabilities.

Our team placed value on making all information easily readable and understandable even to the untrained eye. The factsheets include visual information that helps to synthesise and retain text-based context more effectively.

EIGE presented the final factsheets together with the 4th edition of the Gender Equality Index report at the Index Conference 2019 in Brussels. All 28 country factsheets and one factsheet for the EU are available on EIGE's website.

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