This survey was launched by the European Commission and forms part of three background documents for the Euro-Mediterranean Ministerial Conference on Equality of Opportunities held in November 2006. It is divided into three parts: education, media, and cultural creation. Each part features a series of challenges, objectives and specific recommendations with relevant indicators and expected results. All the recommendations emphasise the need for a coherent Euro-Mediterranean inter-institutional approach to promote gender equality.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.