Although gender gaps still remain in Europe, equality is a core principle of the European Union.
The European Commission aims to end gender discrimination by taking concrete measures to
- challenge gender stereotypes
- close the gender gaps in the labour market, including in pay and pensions
- achieve equal participation across different sectors of the economy
- close the gender gap in child care and other services
- achieve gender balance in decision-making and in politics
Improvements in gender equality brings many benefits such as higher employment and greater productivity levels.
Gender equality study programmes
Are you interested in gender equality and would you like to develop sustainable perspectives to help future research and action?
Discover the study programmes in the field of gender equality below.
- Master of Arts degree in Gender Studies - Central European University
- Master of Gender Studies - University of Vienne
- Gender Studies - Linköping University
- Social Studies of Gender - Lund University
- Master program in Gender, Justice and Society - Umeå University
- Gender Studies - Uppsala University
Find out more about the Gender equality strategy from the European Commission.
Read more about initiatives and good practices in gender equality within the EU on the website of the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE).
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