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International Women’s Day: still a long way towards gender equality

EU citizenship and free movement,Gender equality

The Commission is marking International Women's Day with the publication of a new report on equality between men and women, which shows the major achievements and progress made last year in EU legislation, actions and funding possibilities.

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How to advance LGBTI equality?

Tackling discrimination

This 1st March 2018, on the international "Zero Discrimination Day", Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Věra Jourová presented to the High Level Group on Non-Discrimination, Equality and Diversity, the second annual report on the list of Actions to advance Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Equality.

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Report on the right of EU citizens to vote and stand as candidates in municipal elections

EU citizenship and free movement

Today, the European Commission publishes its third Report on the right of EU citizens to vote and stand as candidates in municipal elections when they live in another EU Member State, taking stock of how such “mobile” citizens have exercised these rights since 2012, and pointing the way to improving knowledge of their democratic participation, informing and raise awareness of this right among citizens, making voting easier as a process, and engaging with stakeholders to help achieve this.

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