The objectives of the project have been shaped by recent policy initiatives at the EU level and the academic literature; as a result, the project’s outcomes are expected to yield results that are beyond the state-of-the-art. Ideally, this project will identify the various barriers that keep female
political power low in high performing and low performing partner countries. With the purpose of creating strategies that assist political parties, political activists, and the media to actively work towards increasing the political power of women at a National and European level that will specifically assist in the future election processes (EU parliament, 2024).

FEM-ABLE’s second work package focuses on researching and mapping gender equality strategies. After an initial desktop research, partners have identified a set of obstacles and barriers that might explain the reason why women participate less in politics, and when they do, why they are chosen less than men candidates. In order to confirm this hypothesis and get a deeper understanding of its roots and identify possible strategies to overcome them, a field research with questionnaires and focus groups were organised in all partner countries with over 600 participants from Spain, Portugal, Lithuania, Sweden, Italy, Greece and Cyprus. The main findings, conclusions and recommendations have been gathered in a Policy Toolkit including 7 National Reports and a selection of good practices and initiatives carried out in these countries to promote women’s participation and equality in politics.


Promoting women's participation in the political domain

Co-funded by the Citizens, Equality, Rights & Values Programmeof the European Union

Project Number: 101088295

2023 - 2025

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.

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