Gender equality: She Figures 2018 & EU Public Consultation

27 Mar 2019

"She Figures 2018" report published

The European Commission has published the 2018 edition of its report called 'She Figures' which monitors the progress made towards gender equality in research and innovation in the European Union. The first report was published in 2003 and the last one back in 2015. The report is accompanied by the 'She Figures Handbook', which provides information on the methodology and indicators used.

The report found that gender imbalance amongst researchers continues; only one third of the EU's researchers were women. However, during the 2008-2015 period, the number of female researchers increased at higher rate on average than that of male researchers (3.8% for women and 3.4% for men).


EU Comission consultation on gender equality in the EU 
Feedback period
8 March 2019 - 31 May 2019 (midnight Brussels time)

Target audience

The Commission seeks to gather input from a broad range of stakeholders, including: public authorities and administrations, professional and business associations, trade unions and trade union associations, businesses, women's and men's associations, LGBTI associations, national equality bodies, labour inspectorates, other national bodies, citizens, civil society and non-governmental organisations, academics and research funding and performing organisations, including universities as well as the general public.

Why the EU Commission are consulting

The aim of this public consultation is to collect views concerning gender equality in the EU at present as well as future priorities. Contributions will help the next Commission set its gender equality policy priorities.

Responding to the questionnaire

You can contribute to this consultation by filling in the online questionnaire. Questionnaires are available in some or all official EU languages. Responses can be submitted in any official EU language.

For reasons of transparency, organisations and businesses taking part in public consultations are asked to register in the EU’s Transparency Register.

Respond to the questionnaire.