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Country analysis and supporting activities for the Gender Equality Index 2022

The main objective of the project was to support the monitoring and assessment of gender equality performance in the EU and in each Member State by providing evidence of key achievements, areas for improvement and setbacks since 2010, as measured by the Gender Equality Index 2022.

To this end, the research team prepared two sets of deliverables: 27+1 country analysis reports and 27+1 country factsheets for each Member State and the EU.

Our team conducted an in-depth country-level analysis of the Index scores, indicators and other related data (i.e. intersecting inequalities). We also developed and piloted the structure and layout of the factsheets.

The country factsheets provide an overview of the main trends and developments in gender equality in each Member State and in the EU in key areas – work, money, knowledge, time, power, health and violence against women. In line with the thematic focus of the 2022 edition of the Index, they also include an analysis of key trends from EIGE’s survey on gender equality and the socio-economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing on childcare, long-term care, household tasks and changes in flexible working arrangements.

In the framework of the Gender Equality Index 2022 project, our team also prepared a policy brief aimed at assessing the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on young women and men in the EU from a gender equality perspective.

The findings of the policy brief draw from the analysis of EIGE’s data and other EU-wide data sources. The policy context and recommendations were developed based on the analysis of EU policies that address the nexus between gender equality, youth and the COVID-19 pandemic, such as the EU Gender Equality Strategy 2020-2025 and the EU Youth Strategy 2019-2027.

The policy brief informed EIGE’s support to the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU. In December 2022, the Council of the EU extensively used the policy brief to draw conclusions on gender equality in disrupted economies, focusing on the youth generation.