Policies for gender balance in the European Parliament

The OSE has been selected to participate in a new research project coordinated by OpCit Research for the European Parliament’s (EP) Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM). The study will evaluate the impact of political parties’ and independent candidates’ policies and strategies to include and empower women and increase the number of women on electoral lists and in the EP. The study comprises an evaluation of the actions of a range of relevant stakeholders, including the European Women’s Lobby (EWL), national and European political parties, and women’s NGOs. The study will cover nine Members: Belgium, France, Hungary, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Dalila Ghailani will conduct the Belgian and French case studies.

The OSE researchers involved in this project are Dalila Ghailani and Bart Vanhercke