Executive summary of the Report of the European Commission, DG for Employment, Social Affairs and Еqual Opportunities
As we leave behind 2007, the European Year of Equal Opportunities for All and the 50th anniversary of gender equality policy, the European Commission is pleased to present the report Women and men in decision-making 2007; analysis of the situation and trends.
In 2006, the Roadmap for equality between men and women"1 identified six priority areas2 for EU action on gender equality over a five year period through to 2010. Alongside active policy measures, one of the actions identified for the Commission was to support activities to raise awareness of equality issues in the decision-making process and promote research based on comparable European data.
The report presents facts and figures covering decision-making in three main areas: politics, economy and public service. The 2007 data were collected during the fourth quarter of the year but may not always reflect the very latest changes in personnel. Some of the headline figures are:
The Executive Summary