Women’s presence in top positions has increased, but there is still room for improvement

This year, European Development Days focus on women in decision-making. The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) has up-to-date information in six areas.

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 35 European countries – the 28 EU Member States, four candidate countries (Montenegro, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey) and the remaining 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; and science and research.

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.

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