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Cohesion policy: supporting gender equality

  • 08 March 2023
Cohesion policy: supporting gender equality

More than 30% of all cohesion policy investments (including the Just Transition Fund) will support gender equality in the period 2021-2027, through direct gender equality or gender mainstreaming measures.

Gender equality is not only a matter of fundamental rights, equal opportunities, and a prerequisite for democracy – it is also necessary for sustainable economic development. Empowering women in the economy can accelerate progress in less developed regions, as well as more sustainable long-term social and economic development for all. Check out our data story to learn how cohesion funds have contributed to gender equality!

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