The general objective of the project was to contribute to a more gender equal distribution of economic resources through the promotion of gender responsive public procurement in the EU.
The first assignment of the project was to map, identify, select and develop good practice cases of gender responsive public procurement in the EU. The mapping covered the EU27 Member States, at central, regional and local levels, as well as the EU institutions and their agencies. We identified both public procurement procedures and policies, tools and support structures (e.g. guidelines, training courses, capacity building actions, strategies, decrees, action plans, structures providing legal advice, etc.) aimed at encouraging GRPP. We also mapped the public procurement procedures that were launched in the frame of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF), to see if they integrated a gender perspective. The identification of good practice cases was carried out in parallel to interviews aimed at mapping the level of institutionalisation of GRPP in the different MS.
The second assignment of the project regarded the identification of all the opportunities to strengthen gender mainstreaming in public procurement processes.
Finally, three knowledge-based communication products were produced: a summary of the study and two factsheets that will present in an easy and succinct way the findings of the project.