Implementing a policy programme in the frame of this cycle involves the translation of requirements into next level documents and processes guiding the operationalization in the Member States and regions.
Actors and decision makers preparing for it are:
- Able to coherently integrate the gender dimension, relevant information, and requirements for Member States and regions into all aspects of the Regulations and guiding documents preparing for the programming in the Member States and regions;
- Able to communicate the gender equality strategy of the EU in the framework of different organizational/administrational and thematic issues (e.g. what coherence means in terms of gender equality, the difference between the gender mainstreaming strategy and specific actions, the difference between gender equality and non-discrimination/equal opportunities for all);
- Familiar with Member State and region-specific problems, gender gaps and inequalities (in order to be able to formulate position papers and recommendations);
- Familiar with the gender budgeting strategy (in order to be able to formulate requirements to be fulfilled in the planning and programming framework in the Member States and regions);
- Able to formulate requirements in terms of participative and gender equality support structures (gender equality mechanisms and gender expertise).
The Agency for Gender Equality produced yearly reports on gender budgeting performance by analysing monitoring data in the national ESF Operational Programme of Germany. Available reports: Gender budgeting report 2009 [pdf], Gender budgeting report 2010 [pdf], Gender budgeting report 2011 [pdf]
Material from conference on ESF and gender budgeting in Berlin, September 2013 (arranged by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Sffairs, Germany, and the Gender CoP)