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Country analysis and supporting activities for the Gender Equality Index 2023

The main objective of this project was to analyse the country scores and indicators of EIGE’s Gender Equality Index and data related to its thematic focus on the socially fair transition of the European Green Deal. It also aimed to provide an additional analysis of trends in unpaid care and work-life balance from a gender perspective. The ultimate goal was to identify the main trends in gender equality at the Member State and EU levels.

Based on the analysis of EIGE’s Index data and additional information, using descriptive statistics, we prepared 27+1 country factsheets for each Member State and the EU, as well as the EU analysis report. The factsheets offer an overview of the main trends and developments in the Index scores, indicators, and other related data in six key areas – work, money, knowledge, time, power, health, and violence against women. In line with the thematic focus of the 2023 edition of the Index, they also included a data overview highlighting the gender and intersectional impacts of the EU green transition. The factsheets were prepared using the digital-first approach, as their content is embedded and presented on EIGE’s website. The EU analysis report was a standalone document outlining the key positive developments and challenges in gender equality at the EU level, drawing on EIGE's Index data. 

To assess the accuracy of the data and content of the factsheets uploaded to EIGE’s website by EIGE's website contractor, we conducted a quality assessment. The results were summarised in a quality assessment report. The quality assessment included a review of all scores, indicators, intersecting inequalities, and thematic focus indicators – both on the website and in PDF documents - to ensure accuracy and consistency with the data and information provided in the country factsheets submitted and approved by EIGE.

Additionally, we prepared a policy brief on unpaid care and work-life balance from gender and intersectional perspectives. This brief is primarily based on microdata analysis of EIGE's Survey of Gender Gaps in Unpaid Care, Individual and Social Activities. The policy brief explores gender and intersecting inequalities for the provision of two critical forms of informal care – childcare and long-term care – and access to formal care services and the work-life balance of carers. It provides policy recommendations that supported the Spanish presidency of the Council of the EU in drafting the Council conclusions in this area.