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European Gender Statistics Database on decision-making

29.09.2020 / Created by (EMWF)

The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) Gender Statistics Database contains data on the numbers of women and men in key decision-making positions across a number of different life domains in order to provide reliable statistics that can be used to monitor the current situation and trends through time.

Data on decision-making are collected for the 27 EU Member States, United Kingdom, five EU candidates (including Montenegro, North Macedonia, Albania, Serbia and Turkey), two potential candidates (Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo) and the remaining three EEA countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway). The domains covered include: politics; public administration; judiciary; business and finance; social partners and NGOs; environment and climate change; media; science and research; and sports.

Figures are available at international, European, national, regional and local level. Most data are updated annually, but some key data are updated more frequently. In particular, data on national and European politics are updated quarterly, and data on large companies biannually, in order to ensure that the information is always right up to date.

Data collected by EIGE on Women and Men in Decision-Making Database for the EU candidate countries and potential candidates have been funded by the European Commission under the Instrument of Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA).

Data on political decision-making include statistics on women and men amongst politicians at European, national, regional and local level. The bodies covered include political executives (e.g. governments), representative bodies (parliaments and councils) and major political parties.