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Working as a knowledge broker for the most relevant European and international research on gender equality, ENEGE advises and supports the European Commission in the analysis of gender equality policies, reforms and their implications at European and national level.

ENEGE’s aim is to contribute to the development of comprehensive European-level policies on gender equality based on the current European policy framework, namely:

  • the Europe 2020 Strategy for the EU to become a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy with high levels of employment, productivity and social cohesion;
  • the European Commission’s  Strategy for equality between women and men 2010-2015, and in particular its first four priorities (promoting equality, female entrepreneurship and self-employment; assessing workers’ rights with regard to leave for family reasons and Member States’ performance with regard to childcare facilities).

The network covers all 28 EU Member States, EU Accession Candidate (Montenegro, Serbia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey) countries, and EFTA/EEA countries Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.

ENEGE’s main tasks are:

  • Thematic Reports
  • Research Reviews for policy makers
  • Country Fiches on gender equality and policy developments (updated quarterly)
  • Brief analysis of Europe 2020 reporting documents by Member States
  • Monthly Policy Monitoring
  • Newsflashes
  • Targeted advice to the Commission
  • Seminars for EU officials
  • Mapping of experts in the field of gender equality

The network is managed and coordinated by Professor Francesca Bettio (Siena University), a highly qualified expert in the field. She is assisted by a team of Core Experts and associated experts.

ENEGE is financed by the European Commission DG Justice and Consumers, Unit D2 Gender Equality.

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