About: gender gap

Technology 21-03-2022

Education key to closing digital skills and gender gaps, say stakeholders

Industry stakeholders say that a greater emphasis on digital education will be crucial to closing both the skills and gender gap in the digital sector, calling for more attention to boost capacity. 
Non-discrimination 17-03-2022

Macron’s gender equality record ‘largely insufficient’

At the start of his term, Macron promised to increase gender equality. However, progress has been "largely insufficient" despite the implementation of several concrete measures, a report recently published by NGO Oxfam France has found. EURACTIV France reports.
Technology 11-03-2022

Industry calls for multi-level approach to tackle STEM gender gap

Tackling the digital gender divide requires a threefold approach that addresses not only encouraging more women into STEM  fields in the first place, but pays equal attention to supporting their advancement and supporting them in staying in their careers, members of industry have said.
Technology 16-12-2021

Tech figures call for greater involvement of women at all innovation stages

Greater female participation is needed at all stages of the tech product and policy development process in order to prepare for a digital future that works for all, say innovators and industry figures. Speaking at the G20 Women’s Forum held...
Future EU 06-12-2021

Civil society fear lack of inclusion and member states inaction in CoFoE

Civil society has raised concerns to EURACTIV over a lack of inclusivity and diversity in the Conference of the Future of Europe (CoFoE). Additionally, they say the conference is at risk of failure if member states do not follow citizens’...
Agrifood 10-03-2021

Women farmers ‘essential’ for future, says French agriculture minister

An increasing number of women in France are entering the agricultural world, dominated by men for so long. EURACTIV France takes a closer look at the role of women farmers in the country.
Economy & Jobs 18-12-2018

Two centuries needed to close gender gap, says Davos Forum

The reduction of gender disparities in the workplace continues to progress slowly, with the current rate suggesting that it would take 202 years to reach economic parity between men and women, according to a study from the World Economic Forum.
Elections 07-06-2018

Spain’s new PM unveils pro-EU government dominated by women

Spain's Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez on Wednesday unveiled a new pro-EU government with the most women in modern history, with 11 female and six male ministers.
Economy & Jobs 21-11-2017

EU proposes two-year plan to close gender pay gap

The European Commission proposed a two-year plan on Monday (20 November) aimed at closing the gender pay gap after finding little improvement over the past five years.

Gender pay gap will close, study finds, but not for 170 years

According to the World Economic Forum's annual report on gender equality, Iceland is the most equal country for the eighth time in a row. But the situation is deteriorating. EURACTIV's partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.