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Equality in European Funds

Intervention by the EC Cohesion Funds (ERDF, ESF and CF) is a powerful aid in the financing of public policy, insofar as:

  • They represent over a third of the European Community budget
  • They focus on various courses of action, all of which are considered strategic in achieving the long-term objectives of the European Union: technological research and development, innovation, the information society, social inclusion, employment, equal opportunities, energy efficiency, the environment, education, training etc. In each of these areas we take an interest in ensuring that equal opportunities between women and men are applied.
  • Their scope is considerable, given that they are implemented in collaboration with member state governments, regional and local authorities, social agents and other institutions which are representative of civil society.

Bearing in mind the considerable dimension and scope of European Community Funds in Spain, as well as their extensive capacity for action and transformation on the one hand, and that promoting gender equality is contained as a cross-cutting principle within EC Fund-governing legislation on the other, the Institute of Women has a double role:

a) As an Administrator (intermediary organisation) of action aimed at promoting gender equality, the Institute of Women participates in the following Operative Programmes:

  • The Fight against Discrimination OP 2007-2013, co-financed by the ESF.
  • Technical Assistance OP 2007-2013, co-financed by the ESF.
  • Technical Assistance Governance OP 2007-2013, co-financed by the ERDF.

b) As a national organisation responsible for monitoring compliance with the cross-cutting principle of equal opportunities in actions co-financed by the Funds.

For this reason, and bearing in mind the request lodged by the organisations that manage the funds, it has been seen as necessary to articulate a network that contributes to supporting and assisting fund management institutions in the task of truly and effectively incorporating the gender perspective into the projects co-financed by the Funds.

Gestión de los Fondos Europeos

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