Policy design, impact assessment and evaluation

Equality Mainstreaming: Disability and Gender Perspectives for Better Policies

Learn how to apply an equality perspective, especially on gender and disability, in all stages of the policy cycle for better, more efficient and more relevant policies.

About this course

  • How can equality mainstreaming enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of policies?
  • How can it support the realisation of equality in society?
  • How do you include an equality perspective in policy-making?
  • What concrete tools and methods can you use in your daily work to implement equality mainstreaming?
  • How can you communicate about and advocate for equality mainstreaming?

This online course will explore these questions, with the aim of enhancing your ability to mainstream an equality perspective in policy, from its inception to its evaluation. You will learn the key concepts of equality mainstreaming and get inspiration from good practices, with a focus on disability and gender mainstreaming. You will discover the different concrete tools that exist to mainstream equality in a variety of sectors. Finally, you will also learn how to promote equality mainstreaming as a tool for better policy and a skill increasingly valued.

What you will learn in this course:

  • What equality mainstreaming is and how it looks like in theory and in practice.
  • How to ensure an intersectional perspective when applying equality mainstreaming.
  • What equality, disability and gender mean in the context of equality mainstreaming.
  • What are the main methodologies and tools to apply equality mainstreaming.
  • How to analyse data, policies and evaluate them from an equality perspective.
  • Why equality mainstreaming has become a key tool and argument for better policy.
  • How an equality mainstreaming expertise can benefit your organisation.
  • How to communicate about and advocate for equality mainstreaming.
  • How to apply it concretely in your own work context and organisation.

Course methodology/highlights:

The course will be led by an expert with a decade of experience on human rights and equality mainstreaming in policy-making and on the field.

The course delivery will combine interactive presentations, showcasing practical examples, quick polls to consolidate concepts, and group exercises.

This is an introductory course and is open to participants from all levels of knowledge and experience.

Course trainer Juliette Sanchez-Lambert explains more about the topic below.

  • Learn about impactful techniques in the process of equality mainstreaming here and why equality mainstreaming is important here.
  • If you want to learn more about equality mainstreaming in the context of policy making click here.

This course will help you to:

  • Integrate an equality perspective in all stages of the policy cycle.
  • Contribute to making policies that respond to the needs of those impacted and that promote equality.
  • Develop competences and skills increasingly valued to create efficient policies.

You will get the slides as well as additional learning material and online resources to help you apply your new knowledge and skills to your work.

This course is one of the courses we are offering in the area of Better Regulation.

Are you interested in taking a different course in the area of better Regulation, please click below:

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Anyone working on policy-making at the EU, national (all countries) or local level.

It is particularly relevant for public officials, policymakers, policy analysts, equality and public coordinators and human resource professionals and managers.

Online Course
For this online course we make use of Zoom

Programme Organiser
Ms Rafaella Giussani
Tel: +31 43 32 96 372
r.giussani@eipa.eu

Discounts
EIPA member fee
EIPA offers a discount to all civil servants working for one of EIPA’s supporting countries, and civil servants working for an EU institution, body or agency

Who are the supporting countries?
Civil servants coming from the following EIPA supporting countries are entitled to get the reduced fee: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden.

For all other participants, the regular fee applies

Early bird discount
The early bird discount is not cumulative with other discounts or promo codes, except for the EIPA member fee.

Loyalty coupon
As a token of appreciation we offer all our participants a loyalty coupon for one of our future courses. The offer can be shared with colleagues and relevant networks. The coupon will expire one year after its release. This discount is not cumulative with other discounts, except for the EIPA member fee.

Confirmation
Confirmation of registration will be forwarded to participants on receipt of the completed online registration form.

Payment
Prior payment is a condition for participation.

Cancellation policy
For administrative reasons you will be charged € 50 for cancellations received within 7 days before the activity begins. There is no charge for qualified substitute participants.

EIPA reserves the right to cancel the activity up to 1 week before the starting date. In that case, registration fees received will be fully reimbursed.

A few days before the start of the course you will receive the log-in details for accessing the course materials. You can log in here.

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Programme

09.00

 

Welcome and introduction to the course
Presentation of lecturer and seminar objectives
Juliette Sanchez-Lambert, Equality Mainstreaming expert
Equality mainstreaming (part 1)
General principles and the example of disability mainstreaming
09.15What is equality mainstreaming
This session sets the ground for the remainder of the course. We will look at what equality mainstreaming is and how it can be used throughout the policy cycle. As a starting point we will define equality in the context of policy-making. We will then discover the benefits of equality mainstreaming through good practice examples. Finally, we will explore how equality can be mainstreamed in policy, from conception and design to monitoring and evaluation.
10.15Break
10:30

 

Example of equality mainstreaming 1: disability in policy
In this session, we will use the example of disability mainstreaming to illustrate what equality mainstreaming can look like in concrete terms. We will define disability in the context of policy-making before we cover good practice examples in various sectors as inspiration for your own work.
12.00Break
12:15Group exercise
13.00End of the first day
Equality mainstreaming (part 2)
Tools and the example of gender mainstreaming
09.00Welcome and introduction to Day 2
Recap of day 1 and remaining questions on day 1 content
09.15Example of equality mainstreaming 2: gender equality in policy
In this session, we will use the example of gender mainstreaming to illustrate what equality mainstreaming can look like in concrete terms. We will define gender in the context of policy before we cover good practice examples in various sectors as inspiration for our own policy work.
09.45Tools for gender and equality mainstreaming
In this session we will introduce you to the various methods and tools used in equality mainstreaming and in particular gender mainstreaming. We will cover, among others, gender-sensitive data analysis, gender budgeting and gender evaluation.
10:45Break
11.00Group exercise
11.45Break
12.00Advocating for equality mainstreaming
In this session we will discuss how equality mainstreaming and expertise are increasingly demanded and expected in policy-making. We will learn how to communicate about the benefits of equality mainstreaming within your work context and organisation. We will explore how we can advocate for equality mainstreaming so that it becomes a key tool in policy-making.
12.45Final reflections
Before closing the course, we will take time to reflect on what you have learnt, imagine how it will apply in your work and prepare for its implementation in your own context.
13.00End of the Course

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Equality Mainstreaming: Disability and Gender Perspectives for Better Policies

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18 Mar 2024 - 19 Mar 2024
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Register before: 13 Mar 2024

Simultaneous interpretation can be offered. Contact the programme organizer for more information and conditions.

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 485 for EIPA members
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Discount policy

EIPA offers a discount to all civil servants working for one of EIPA’s supporting countries, and civil servants working for an EU institution, body or agency.

Who are the supporting countries?

Civil servants coming from the following EIPA supporting countries are entitled to get the reduced fee: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden.

For all other participants, the regular fee applies.

Early bird discount

For a limited number of training courses, EIPA offers an early bird discount.

For more information please contact us.

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