Across the world, the employment rate is considered a key social indicator for analytical purposes, when studying development in the labor market. According to official European statistics, in 2018 only 66.5% of women between the ages of 20-64, whereas men reached 78.3%.
One EU-level headline target was to raise the employment rate for women, aged 20-64 to 75% by 2020. Although there have been significant changes in the labor market and the employment gap was reduced, it did not reach the original goal. More actions need to be taken.
IED supports Gender Equality
The EU Gender Equality Strategy presents policy objectives and actions to make significant progress by 2025 towards a gender-equal Europe. The goal is a Union where women and men, girls and boys, in all their diversity, are free to pursue their chosen path in life, have equal opportunities to thrive, and can equally participate in and lead our European society.
IED and its contribution to female employability
Following this policy, IED has implemented several projects, developing activities that support the EU’s Gender Equality agenda. Here are some of our most promising projects: