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1 European Parliament Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality 2016/2144(INI) AMDMTS Draft report Clare Moody (PE v01-00) EU funds for gender equality (2016/2144(INI)) AM\ docx PE v01-00 United in diversity

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3 1 Eleftherios Synadinos Heading 1 on EU funds forgender equality on EU funds for equality between women and men Or. el 2 Mylène Troszczynski Heading1 on EU funds for gender equality (Does not affect the English version.) Or. fr 3 Jadwiga Wiśniewska Citation 11 a (new) - having regard to its resolution of 13 September 2016 on creating labour market conditions favourable for worklife balance (2016/2017(INI)) 1a, 1a P8_TA-PROV(2016)0338. Or. pl 4 AM\ docx 3/103 PE v01-00

4 Eleonora Forenza Citation 13 a (new) - having regard to the adoption, on 8 March 2016, of the report on 'Gender Mainstreaming in the work of the European Parliament' (P8_TA(2016)0072), Or. it 5 Recital A A. whereas equality between men and women is a fundamental value of the European Union enshrined in the Treaties; whereas Article 8 TFEU lays down the principle of gender mainstreaming, stating that the Union shall in all its activities aim to eliminate inequalities and to promote equality between men and women; A. whereas equality between men and women is a fundamental value of the European Union enshrined in the Treaties; whereas Article 8 TFEU lays down that the Union shall in all its activities aim to eliminate inequalities and to promote equality between men and women; Or. de 6 Jadwiga Wiśniewska Recital A A. whereas equality between men and women is a fundamental value of the European Union enshrined in the Treaties; whereas Article 8 TFEU lays down the A. whereas equality between women and men is a fundamental value of the European Union enshrined in the Treaties; whereas Article 8 TFEU lays down the PE v /103 AM\ docx

5 principle of gender mainstreaming, stating that the Union shall in all its activities aim to eliminate inequalities and to promote equality between men and women; principle of mainstreaming equality between women and men, stating that the Union shall in all its activities aim to eliminate inequalities and to promote equality between men and women; Or. pl 7 Recital A A. whereas equality between men and women is a fundamental value of the European Union enshrined in the Treaties; whereas Article 8 TFEU lays down the principle of gender mainstreaming, stating that the Union shall in all its activities aim to eliminate inequalities and to promote equality between men and women; A. whereas equal opportunities for men and women is a fundamental value of the European Union enshrined in the Treaties; whereas Article 8 TFEU lays down the principle of gender mainstreaming, stating that the Union shall in all its activities aim to eliminate inequalities and to promote equality between men and women; Or. de 8 Eleonora Forenza Recital A a (new) Aa. whereas among the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, to be achieved by 2030, No 5 is gender equality, which applies to all 17 goals; Or. it 9 Jadwiga Wiśniewska AM\ docx 5/103 PE v01-00

6 Recital B B. whereas the Commission s Strategic Engagement for Gender Equality , published in December 2015, highlights the key role of EU funding in support for gender equality; B. whereas the Commission s Strategic Engagement for Gender Equality , published in December 2015, highlights the key role of EU funding in support of equality between women and men; Or. pl 10 Eleftherios Synadinos Recital Β B. whereas the Commission s Strategic Engagement for Gender Equality , published in December 2015, highlights the key role of EU funding in support for gender equality; B. whereas the Commission s Strategic Engagement for Gender Equality , published in December 2015, highlights the key role of EU funding in support for equality between women and men; Or. el 11 Viorica Dăncilă Recital B B. whereas the Commission s Strategic Engagement for Gender Equality , published in December 2015, highlights the key role of EU funding in support for gender equality; B. whereas the Commission s Strategic Engagement for Gender Equality , published in December 2015, highlights the key role of EU funding in support for gender equality; whereas no EU institution has consistently implemented gender budgeting; PE v /103 AM\ docx

7 Or. ro 12 Clare Moody Recital B a (new) B a. whereas spending and revenue decisions impact women and men differently; 13 Clare Moody Recital B b (new) B b. whereas the EP in its report on the Revision of the MFF , supports effective integration of gender mainstreaming; 14 Clare Moody Recital B c (new) B c. whereas gender issues are usually more addressed in "soft" policy areas, such as human resources development, than in "hard" ones, like infrastructures, ICT, which receive the higher financial support; AM\ docx 7/103 PE v01-00

8 15 Recital C C. whereas in order to balance professional and private life affordable and accessible public care facilities have to be provided and expenditures for these facilities are to be considered as part of infrastructure investments; whereas these services are a precondition for women s participation in the labour market, in leading positions, in science and research and thus for gender equality; C. whereas in order to balance professional and private life not only must affordable and accessible public care facilities be provided, but mothera and fathers must also be free to choose to educate their children fully or partly at home without suffering discrimination as a result, and expenditures for these facilities are to be considered as part of infrastructure investments; whereas these services and the freedom to make such a choice without suffering discrimination are preconditions for women s and men's participation in the labour market, in leading positions, in science and research and thus for equality of opportunity between men and women; Or. de 16 Jadwiga Wiśniewska Recital C C. whereas in order to balance professional and private life affordable and accessible public care facilities have to be provided and expenditures for these facilities are to be considered as part of infrastructure investments; whereas these services are a precondition for women s participation in the labour market, in leading positions, in science and research C. whereas in order to balance professional and private life, a well thought-out system of care-related leave together with high-quality, easily affordable and accessible care facilities have to be provided and expenditures for these facilities are to be considered as part of infrastructure investments; whereas these two factors are a precondition for PE v /103 AM\ docx

9 and thus for gender equality; women s participation in the labour market, in leading positions, in science and research and can help to bring an end to the demographic crisis in Europe; Or. pl 17 Eleftherios Synadinos Recital Γ C. whereas in order to balance professional and private life affordable and accessible public care facilities have to be provided and expenditures for these facilities are to be considered as part of infrastructure investments; whereas these services are a precondition for women s participation in the labour market, in leading positions, in science and research and thus for gender equality; C. whereas in order to balance professional and private life affordable and accessible public care facilities have to be provided and expenditures for these facilities are to be considered as part of infrastructure investments; whereas these services are a precondition for women s participation in the labour market, in leading positions, in science and research and thus for equality between women and men; Or. el 18 Mylène Troszczynski Recital D D. whereas the Joint Declaration of the European Parliament, the European Commission and the European Council calls for the annual budgetary procedures applied for the MFF to integrate, as appropriate, gender-responsive elements, taking into account the ways in which the overall financial framework of the Union contributes to increased gender equality and ensures gender D. whereas the Joint Declaration of the European Parliament, the European Commission and the European Council calls for the annual budgetary procedures applied for the MFF to integrate, as appropriate, gender-responsive elements, taking into account the ways in which the overall financial framework of the Union contributes to increased gender equality; AM\ docx 9/103 PE v01-00

10 mainstreaming; Or. fr 19 Recital D D. whereas the Joint Declaration of the European Parliament, the European Commission and the European Council calls for the annual budgetary procedures applied for the MFF to integrate, as appropriate, gender-responsive elements, taking into account the ways in which the overall financial framework of the Union contributes to increased gender equality and ensures gender mainstreaming; D. whereas the Joint Declaration of the European Parliament, the European Commission and the European Council calls for the annual budgetary procedures applied for the MFF to integrate, as appropriate, gender-responsive elements, taking into account the ways in which the overall financial framework of the Union contributes to increased gender equality; Or. de 20 Jadwiga Wiśniewska Recital D D. whereas the Joint Declaration of the European Parliament, the European Commission and the European Council calls for the annual budgetary procedures applied for the MFF to integrate, as appropriate, gender-responsive elements, taking into account the ways in which the overall financial framework of the Union contributes to increased gender equality and ensures gender mainstreaming; D. whereas the Joint Declaration of the European Parliament, the European Commission and the European Council calls for the annual budgetary procedures applied for the MFF to integrate, as appropriate, gender-responsive elements, taking into account the ways in which the overall financial framework of the Union contributes to increased equality between women and men and ensures that account is taken of the demographic crisis, which is an EU-wide problem; PE v /103 AM\ docx

11 Or. pl 21 Recital D D. whereas the Joint Declaration of the European Parliament, the European Commission and the European Council calls for the annual budgetary procedures applied for the MFF to integrate, as appropriate, gender-responsive elements, taking into account the ways in which the overall financial framework of the Union contributes to increased gender equality and ensures gender mainstreaming; D. whereas the Joint Declaration of the European Parliament, the European Commission and the European Council calls for the annual budgetary procedures applied for the MFF to integrate, as appropriate, gender-responsive elements, taking into account the ways in which the overall financial framework of the Union contributes to increased equality of opportunity and ensures gender mainstreaming; Or. de 22 Eleftherios Synadinos Recital Δ D. whereas the Joint Declaration of the European Parliament, the European Commission and the European Council calls for the annual budgetary procedures applied for the MFF to integrate, as appropriate, gender-responsive elements, taking into account the ways in which the overall financial framework of the Union contributes to increased gender equality and ensures gender mainstreaming; D. whereas the Joint Declaration of the European Parliament, the European Commission and the European Council calls for the annual budgetary procedures applied for the MFF to integrate, as appropriate, gender-responsive elements, taking into account the ways in which the overall financial framework of the Union contributes to increased equality between women and men and ensures gender mainstreaming; Or. el AM\ docx 11/103 PE v01-00

12 23 Viorica Dăncilă Recital D D. whereas the Joint Declaration of the European Parliament, the European Commission and the European Council calls for the annual budgetary procedures applied for the MFF to integrate, as appropriate, gender-responsive elements, taking into account the ways in which the overall financial framework of the Union contributes to increased gender equality and ensures gender mainstreaming; D. whereas the Joint Declaration of the European Parliament, the European Commission and the European Council calls for the annual budgetary procedures applied for the MFF to integrate, as appropriate, gender-responsive elements, taking into account the ways in which the overall financial framework of the Union contributes to increased gender equality and ensures gender mainstreaming; whereas, despite this fact, there is a need to step up the firm commitment to gender mainstreaming, since there has been minimal implementation of existing policies and insufficient budgetary resources have been earmarked for gender issues; Or. ro 24 Recital E E. whereas since the 2008 crisis a downgrading of gender equality in the public debate and policy agenda is evident both at EU and national level; whereas the fiscal consolidation and budget constraints imposed by the crisis are likely to further reduce the available resources for gender equality strategies and bodies; deleted Or. de PE v /103 AM\ docx

13 25 Barbara Matera Recital E E. whereas since the 2008 crisis a downgrading of gender equality in the public debate and policy agenda is evident both at EU and national level; whereas the fiscal consolidation and budget constraints imposed by the crisis are likely to further reduce the available resources for gender equality strategies and bodies; deleted 26 Jadwiga Wiśniewska Recital E E. whereas since the 2008 crisis a downgrading of gender equality in the public debate and policy agenda is evident both at EU and national level; whereas the fiscal consolidation and budget constraints imposed by the crisis are likely to further reduce the available resources for gender equality strategies and bodies; E. whereas since the 2008 crisis a downgrading of the issue of equality between women and men in the public debate and policy agenda is evident both at EU and national level; whereas the fiscal consolidation and budget constraints imposed by the crisis are likely to further reduce the available resources for gender equality strategies and bodies; Or. pl 27 Eleftherios Synadinos Recital Ε AM\ docx 13/103 PE v01-00

14 E. whereas since the 2008 crisis a downgrading of gender equality in the public debate and policy agenda is evident both at EU and national level; whereas the fiscal consolidation and budget constraints imposed by the crisis are likely to further reduce the available resources for gender equality strategies and bodies; E. whereas since the 2008 crisis a downgrading of equality between women and men in the public debate and policy agenda is evident both at EU and national level; whereas the fiscal consolidation and budget constraints imposed by the crisis are likely to further reduce the available resources for strategies and bodies that promote equality between women and men; Or. el 28 Recital E a (new) Ea. whereas the external assessment of the effectiveness of gender mainstreaming in the European Parliament's activities commissioned in 2014 by the EP's Citizens' Rights and Constitutional Affairs policy department, which was entitled 'Gender mainstreaming in the European Parliament's committees and delegations' and which covered the period from June 2011 to February 2013, produced the following findings: the Committee on Women's Rights drew up 33 opinions for only 11 of the 23 committees; of a total of 718 individual proposals and amendments on various topics, only 210, or one-third, were adopted in full or in part; the largest number of FEMM committee proposals were made to the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, which took over only 39.5%, or not even half, of them; in the other committees the proportion of proposals/amendments accepted was even lower: Foreign Affairs 28%, Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs 11%, and Budgets only 5.5%; whereas in the light of these disappointing findings no recommendations should be PE v /103 AM\ docx

15 made to the Member States; Or. de 29 Jadwiga Wiśniewska Recital E a (new) Ea. whereas, at a time when there is a crisis of confidence in the EU, ensuring that its finances are fully transparent should be a priority for all the European institutions, and is something they must not ignore; Or. pl 30 Viorica Dăncilă Recital E a (new) Ea. whereas budgetary expenditure is not gender-neutral and can have a different impact on women and men; Or. ro 31 Recital E b (new) Eb. whereas, in the light of the findings of the external assessment of the AM\ docx 15/103 PE v01-00

16 effectiveness of gender mainstreaming in the European Parliament's activities published by one of Parliamemnt's own policy departments under the title 'Gender mainstreaming in the European Parliament's committees and delegations', the European Court of Auditors should carry out a cost-benefit analysis of all the gender mainstreaming policies of the EU institutions and bodies in general and of the European Parliament in particular and publish details of the budget resources made available for this purpose, with a view to ensuring that the taxes paid by women are being used properly; Or. de 32 Paragraph -1 (new) -1. Recalls that public policies aiming at social engineering (such as gender mainstreaming) promoted by the EU institutions must respect the cultural diversity and national traditions of the Member States according to Art. 4(2) TEU; 33 Mylène Troszczynski Paragraph 1 1. Welcomes the intended mainstreaming of gender equality as a cross-cutting policy objective of the EU deleted PE v /103 AM\ docx

17 budget in EU funds and programmes; Or. fr 34 Jadwiga Wiśniewska Paragraph 1 1. Welcomes the intended mainstreaming of gender equality as a cross-cutting policy objective of the EU budget in EU funds and programmes; 1. Points out that mainstreaming of equality between women and men can be useful in connection with budget management and use if it helps to address the real problems facing women in Europe; Or. pl 35 Paragraph 1 1. Welcomes the intended mainstreaming of gender equality as a cross-cutting policy objective of the EU budget in EU funds and programmes; 1. Welcomes the intended inclusion of equal opportunities for men and women as a cross-cutting policy objective of the EU budget in EU funds and programmes; Or. de 36 Eleftherios Synadinos Paragraph 1 AM\ docx 17/103 PE v01-00

18 1. Welcomes the intended mainstreaming of gender equality as a cross-cutting policy objective of the EU budget in EU funds and programmes; 1. Notes the intended mainstreaming of equality between women and men as a cross-cutting policy choice objective of the EU budget in EU funds and programmes; Or. el 37 Monika Vana Paragraph 1 1. Welcomes the intended mainstreaming of gender equality as a cross-cutting policy objective of the EU budget in EU funds and programmes; 1. Welcomes the intended mainstreaming of gender equality as a cross-cutting policy objective of the EU budget in EU funds and programmes as established in Article 8 TFEU; 38 Paragraph 1 a (new) 1a. Emphasises that the objective of equal opportunities between men and women must find expression in a practical approach which does not lead to women and men being set up in opposition to one another and or to being played off against one another; Or. de 39 Jadwiga Wiśniewska PE v /103 AM\ docx

19 Paragraph 2 2. Deplores, however, the fact that the EU s political commitment to gender equality and gender mainstreaming is not yet internalised in the budget allocations and spending decisions of all EU policy areas; deleted Or. pl 40 Paragraph 2 2. Deplores, however, the fact that the EU s political commitment to gender equality and gender mainstreaming is not yet internalised in the budget allocations and spending decisions of all EU policy areas; deleted Or. de 41 Eleftherios Synadinos Paragraph 2 2. Deplores, however, the fact that the EU s political commitment to gender equality and gender mainstreaming is not yet internalised in the budget allocations and spending decisions of all EU policy areas; 2. Notes that the EU s political commitment to gender equality and gender mainstreaming is not yet internalised in the budget allocations and spending decisions of all EU policy areas because universal and compulsory mainstreaming would be counterproductive, ineffective and mainly inappropriate for a large share of spending; AM\ docx 19/103 PE v01-00

20 Or. el 42 Barbara Matera Paragraph 2 2. Deplores, however, the fact that the EU s political commitment to gender equality and gender mainstreaming is not yet internalised in the budget allocations and spending decisions of all EU policy areas; 2. Notes, however, the fact that the EU s political commitment to gender equality and gender mainstreaming is not yet fully reflected in the budget allocations and spending decisions of EU policy areas; 43 Monika Vana Paragraph 2 2. Deplores, however, the fact that the EU s political commitment to gender equality and gender mainstreaming is not yet internalised in the budget allocations and spending decisions of all EU policy areas; 2. Deplores, however, the fact that the EU's political commitment to gender equality and gender mainstreaming is not yet internalised in the budget allocations and spending decisions of all EU policy areas as part of a gender budgeting methodology; 44 Monika Vana Paragraph 2 a (new) PE v /103 AM\ docx

21 2 a. Notes that gender budgeting is part of an overall strategy on gender equality and stresses, therefore, that the commitment of EU institutions on that area is fundamental; regrets in this context that no EU gender equality strategy was adopted and, echoing the Council Conclusions on Gender Equality of the 16th of June 2016, calls on the Commission to enhance the status of its Strategic engagement for gender equality by adopting it as a Communication; 45 Paragraph 2 a (new) 2a. Acknowledges that not all EU policy areas can be gender mainstreamed, as for example the EU policy on honey bees, because there is only one female bee queen per colony and not two; Or. de 46 Monika Vana Paragraph 2 b (new) 2 b. Stresses the importance of the structures and processes involved in budget-making and the need to change the ones which have been shown to underpin, or unintentionally promote gender inequality; AM\ docx 21/103 PE v01-00

22 47 Monika Vana Paragraph 2 c (new) 2 c. Notes that awareness raising and training on gender mainstreaming and gender budgeting is necessary to develop gender sensitive structures and procedures; 48 Jadwiga Wiśniewska Paragraph 3 3. Notes that some EU programmes (e.g. ESF, REC, Horizon 2020, IPA II, Humanitarian aid, DCI and EIDHR) include specific actions related to gender equality, while others (e.g. EaSI, FEAD, EMFF, and EGF) contain references to the general principles, of gender equality, but very few programmes lay down clear targets and dedicated resources or provide for systematic implementation and monitoring; 3. Notes that some EU programmes (e.g. ESF, REC, Horizon 2020, IPA II, Humanitarian aid, DCI and EIDHR) include specific actions related to equality between women and men, while others (e.g. EaSI, FEAD, EMFF, and EGF) contain references to the general principles of equality between women and men, but very few programmes lay down clear targets and dedicated resources or provide for systematic implementation and monitoring; Or. pl 49 Eleftherios Synadinos PE v /103 AM\ docx

23 Paragraph 3 3. Notes that some EU programmes (e.g. ESF, REC, Horizon 2020, IPA II, Humanitarian aid, DCI and EIDHR) include specific actions related to gender equality, while others (e.g. EaSI, FEAD, EMFF, and EGF) contain references to the general principles, of gender equality, but very few programmes lay down clear targets and dedicated resources or provide for systematic implementation and monitoring; 3. Notes that some EU programmes (e.g. ESF, REC, Horizon 2020, IPA II, Humanitarian aid, DCI and EIDHR) include specific actions related to equality between women and men, while others (e.g. EaSI, FEAD, EMFF, and EGF) contain references to the general principles of equality between women and men, but very few programmes lay down clear targets and dedicated resources or provide for systematic implementation and monitoring; Or. el 50 Clare Moody Paragraph 3 a (new) 3 a. Deplores that several programs include gender equality only as a transversal objective which not only leads to lower support for gender-specific actions but also makes it almost impossible to estimate the amounts that are allocated to gender issues 1a 1a Commission working document on Programme Statements of operational expenditure for draft budget 2017, p Jadwiga Wiśniewska Paragraph 4 AM\ docx 23/103 PE v01-00

24 4. Notes that gender equality is not recognised as a policy objective in all EU budget titles, and that several of those titles are not fully transparent in the sense that they do not specify the amount allocated to individual policy objectives and actions; 4. Notes that it is not always possible or appropriate to mainstream equality between women and men in all EU budget titles; Or. pl 52 Barbara Matera Paragraph 4 4. Notes that gender equality is not recognised as a policy objective in all EU budget titles, and that several of those titles are not fully transparent in the sense that they do not specify the amount allocated to individual policy objectives and actions; 4. Notes that gender equality should be recognised as a policy objective in pertinent EU budget titles, and in doing so specify the amount allocated to individual policy objectives and actions; 53 Monika Vana Paragraph 4 4. Notes that gender equality is not recognised as a policy objective in all EU budget titles, and that several of those titles are not fully transparent in the sense that they do not specify the amount allocated to individual policy objectives and actions; 4. Deplores that gender equality is not recognised as a policy objective in all EU budget titles and, therefore, most of the programmes do not have specific targeted actions with specific budget allocations; regrets that even if targeted actions have been established, several budget titles are not fully transparent in the sense that they PE v /103 AM\ docx

25 do not specify the amount allocated to individual policy objectives and actions; 54 Eleftherios Synadinos Paragraph 4 4. Notes that gender equality is not recognised as a policy objective in all EU budget titles, and that several of those titles are not fully transparent in the sense that they do not specify the amount allocated to individual policy objectives and actions; 4. Notes that equality between women and men is not recognised as a policy objective in all EU budget titles, and that several of those titles are not fully transparent in the sense that they do not specify the amount allocated to individual policy objectives and actions; Or. el 55 Jadwiga Wiśniewska Paragraph 5 5. Regrets that tools for gender mainstreaming such as gender indicators, gender impact assessment (GIA) and gender budgeting (GB) are very rarely used in policy design and implementation, whether at EU level or by national institutions; highlights the fact that the lack of specific gender indicators and of collection of gender-disaggregated data makes it impossible to estimate the gender equality impact of EU policies; 5. Regrets that tools for mainstreaming equality between women and men, such as relevant indicators, are very rarely used in policy design and implementation, whether at EU level or by national institutions; highlights the fact that the lack of specific indicators regarding women and men and of collection of data that are disaggregated on that basis makes it impossible to estimate the impact EU policies have on equality between women and men; Or. pl AM\ docx 25/103 PE v01-00

26 56 Barbara Matera Paragraph 5 5. Regrets that tools for gender mainstreaming such as gender indicators, gender impact assessment (GIA) and gender budgeting (GB) are very rarely used in policy design and implementation, whether at EU level or by national institutions; highlights the fact that the lack of specific gender indicators and of collection of gender-disaggregated data makes it impossible to estimate the gender equality impact of EU policies; 5. Regrets that tools for gender mainstreaming such as gender indicators, gender impact assessment (GIA) and gender budgeting (GB) are very rarely used in policy design and implementation, whether at EU level or by national institutions; highlights the fact that EIGE should gather all gender indicators and collect gender-disaggregated data in order to make possible a consistent gender equality impact of EU policies; 57 Eleftherios Synadinos Paragraph 5 5. Regrets that tools for gender mainstreaming such as gender indicators, gender impact assessment (GIA) and gender budgeting (GB) are very rarely used in policy design and implementation, whether at EU level or by national institutions; highlights the fact that the lack of specific gender indicators and of collection of gender-disaggregated data makes it impossible to estimate the gender equality impact of EU policies; 5. Notes that tools for gender mainstreaming such as gender indicators, gender impact assessment (GIA) and gender budgeting (GB) are very rarely used in policy design and implementation, whether at EU level or by national institutions; highlights the fact that the lack of collection of gender-disaggregated data makes it difficult to estimate the impact of EU policies on equality between women and men; Or. el 58 Viorica Dăncilă PE v /103 AM\ docx

27 Paragraph 5 5. Regrets that tools for gender mainstreaming such as gender indicators, gender impact assessment (GIA) and gender budgeting (GB) are very rarely used in policy design and implementation, whether at EU level or by national institutions; highlights the fact that the lack of specific gender indicators and of collection of gender-disaggregated data makes it impossible to estimate the gender equality impact of EU policies; 5. Regrets that tools for gender mainstreaming such as gender indicators, gender impact assessment (GIA) and gender budgeting (GB) are very rarely used in policy design and implementation, whether at EU level or by national institutions; highlights the fact that the lack of specific gender indicators and of collection of gender-disaggregated data makes it impossible to estimate the gender equality impact of EU policies; therefore repeats its call for indicators and statistics on gender issues to be further developed in order to permit assessment of the EU budget from a gender perspective and the monitoring of gender budgeting; Or. ro 59 Monika Vana Paragraph 5 a (new) 5 a. Notes that collaboration is needed between statisticians and policy makers to understand the type of data policy makers need and for policy makers to be aware of the challenges in collecting sensitive data; stresses the fundamental role of EIGE in closing this gap; 60 Barbara Matera Paragraph 6 AM\ docx 27/103 PE v01-00

28 6. Regrets that despite the joint declaration attached to the MFF on gender mainstreaming there has been no significant progress in this field; 6. Regrets that despite the joint declaration attached to the MFF on gender mainstreaming there has been little progress in this field; 61 Paragraph 6 6. Regrets that despite the joint declaration attached to the MFF on gender mainstreaming there has been no significant progress in this field; 6. Regrets that despite the joint declaration attached to the MFF on gender mainstreaming there has been no significant progress in this field; calls, in keeping with the principle of the responsible use of EU budget resources, for a detailed cost-benefit analysis with the aim of doing away with appropriations for gender mainstreaming in those policy areas in which it has been shown to be ineffective; Or. de 62 Jadwiga Wiśniewska Paragraph 7 7. Highlights the fact that no clear gender equality strategy with specific objectives, concrete targets and allocations, has emerged from the MFF ; 7. Points out that no clear strategy for equality between women and men with balanced political priorities, specific objectives, concrete targets and allocations, has emerged from the MFF ; Or. pl PE v /103 AM\ docx

29 63 Monika Vana Paragraph 7 7. Highlights the fact that no clear gender equality strategy with specific objectives, concrete targets and allocations, has emerged from the MFF ; 7. Strongly regrets the fact that no clear gender equality strategy with specific objectives, concrete targets and allocations, has emerged from the MFF ; 64 Eleftherios Synadinos Paragraph 7 7. Highlights the fact that no clear gender equality strategy with specific objectives, concrete targets and allocations, has emerged from the MFF ; 7. Highlights the fact that no clear strategy for equality between women and men with specific objectives, concrete targets and allocations, has emerged from the MFF ; Or. el 65 Jadwiga Wiśniewska Paragraph 8 8. Notes that the Commission s communication on the MFF midterm review published in September 2016 makes no reference to the implementation of gender mainstreaming; 8. Notes that the Commission s communication on the MFF midterm review published in September 2016 makes no reference to the implementation of the principle of mainstreaming equality between women and men; AM\ docx 29/103 PE v01-00

30 Or. pl 66 Monika Vana Paragraph 8 8. Notes that the Commission s communication on the MFF midterm review published in September 2016 makes no reference to the implementation of gender mainstreaming; 8. Deplores that the Commission's communication on the MFF midterm review published in September 2016 makes no reference to the implementation of gender mainstreaming; 67 Clare Moody Paragraph 8 a (new) 8 a. Calls for gender equality strategy and its mainstreaming to become part of the EU semester; 68 Clare Moody Paragraph 8 b (new) 8 b. Underlines that transparency and access to information on real achievements in gender equality not just implementation should be real priority for the European Union; PE v /103 AM\ docx

31 69 Clare Moody Paragraph 8 c (new) 8 c. Calls for gender mainstreaming provisions to be adopted as well in policy fields that are not considered as immediately related to gender equality, such as ICT, transport, business and investment support or climate change; 70 Clare Moody Paragraph 8 d (new) 8 d. Considers that a network of external experts and organisations should be involved in all stages of the budgetary process to increase the transparency and democratic quality, in particular when it regards applying a gender budgeting approach; 71 Subheading 2 EU funding for gender equality in EU funding for equal opportunities for AM\ docx 31/103 PE v01-00

32 employment, social affairs and inclusion through the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds) men and women in employment, social affairs and inclusion through the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds) Or. de 72 Jadwiga Wiśniewska Subheading 2 EU funding for gender equality in employment, social affairs and inclusion through the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds) EU funding for equality between women and men in employment, social affairs and inclusion through the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds) Or. pl 73 Eleftherios Synadinos Subheading 2 EU funding forgender equalityin employment, social affairs and inclusion through the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds) EU funding for equality between women and men in employment, social affairs and inclusion through the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds) Or. el 74 Paragraph 9 PE v /103 AM\ docx

33 9. Points out that the ESI Funds constitute the most important financial support for the implementation of gender equality policy in the EU, especially in the case of the ESF (European Social Fund), which aims to foster the full integration of women in the labour market; underlines that Regulation 1304/2013 makes gender mainstreaming a compulsory part of all phases of programmes and projects financed by the ESF, including preparation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation; 9. Points out that the ESI Funds constitute the most important financial support for the implementation of gender equality policy in the EU, especially in the case of the ESF (European Social Fund), which aims to foster the full integration of women in the labour market; underlines that Regulation 1304/2013 makes gender mainstreaming a compulsory part of all phases of programmes and projects financed by the ESF, including preparation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation; emphasises that this Regulation does not guarantee mothers and fathers the freedom to choose without suffering discrimination as a result; Or. de 75 Jadwiga Wiśniewska Paragraph9 9. Points out that the ESI Funds constitute the most important financial support for the implementation of gender equality policy in the EU, especially in the case of the ESF (European Social Fund), which aims to foster the full integration of women in the labour market; underlines that Regulation 1304/2013 makes gender mainstreaming a compulsory part of all phases of programmes and projects financed by the ESF, including preparation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation; 9. Points out that the ESI Funds constitute the most important financial support for the implementation of the policy on equality between women and men in the EU, especially in the case of the ESF (European Social Fund), which aims to foster the full integration of women in the labour market; underlines that Regulation 1304/2013 makes gender mainstreaming a compulsory part of all phases of programmes and projects financed by the ESF, including preparation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation; Or. pl 76 Eleftherios Synadinos AM\ docx 33/103 PE v01-00

34 Paragraph 9 9. Points out that the ESI Funds constitute the most important financial support for the implementation of gender equality policy in the EU, especially in the case of the ESF (European Social Fund), which aims to foster the full integration of women in the labour market; underlines that Regulation 1304/2013 makes gender mainstreaming a compulsory part of all phases of programmes and projects financed by the ESF, including preparation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation; 9. Points out that the ESI Funds constitute the most important financial support for the implementation of the policy for equality between women and men in the EU, especially in the case of the ESF (European Social Fund), which aims to foster the full integration of women in the labour market; underlines that Regulation 1304/2013 makes gender mainstreaming a compulsory part of all phases of programmes and projects financed by the ESF, including preparation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation; Or. el 77 Barbara Matera Paragraph 9 9. Points out that the ESI Funds constitute the most important financial support for the implementation of gender equality policy in the EU, especially in the case of the ESF (European Social Fund), which aims to foster the full integration of women in the labour market; underlines that Regulation 1304/2013 makes gender mainstreaming a compulsory part of all phases of programmes and projects financed by the ESF, including preparation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation; 9. Points out that the ESI Funds constitute the most important financial support for the implementation of gender equality policy in the EU, especially in the case of the ESF (European Social Fund), which aims to foster the full integration of women in the labour market; underlines that Regulation 1304/2013 makes gender mainstreaming part of all phases of programmes and projects financed by the ESF, including preparation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation; 78 PE v /103 AM\ docx

35 Barbara Matera Paragraph Stresses that ensuring the necessary infrastructure funding for quality, affordable and accessible care services for children and the elderly will support female participation in the labour market and women s economic independence, and thus foster gender equality; 10. Calls on the Commission and the Member States to reflect in their policy making the importance of achieving the Barcelona targets in order to make worklife balance a reality for all, as well as using the appropriate tools and incentives, including European funds such as the European Social Fund, the European Regional Development Fund and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, to guarantee the provision of affordable quality care for children and other dependent persons, including elderly dependents and family members with disabilities; this will result in enhancing female participation in the labour market and women s economic independence, and thus foster gender equality; 79 Monika Vana Paragraph Stresses that ensuring the necessary infrastructure funding for quality, affordable and accessible care services for children and the elderly will support female participation in the labour market and women s economic independence, and thus foster gender equality; 10. Stresses the important role of public services in promoting gender equality and the impact of ESI funds in ensuring the necessary funding for essential social infrastructure, including quality, affordable and accessible care services for children and the elderly which support female participation in the labour market and women's economic independence; AM\ docx 35/103 PE v01-00

36 80 Jadwiga Wiśniewska Paragraph Stresses that ensuring the necessary infrastructure funding for quality, affordable and accessible care services for children and the elderly will support female participation in the labour market and women s economic independence, and thus foster gender equality; 10. Stresses that ensuring the necessary infrastructure funding for quality, affordable and accessible care services for children and the elderly will support female participation in the labour market and women s economic independence, and thus foster equality between women and men; Or. pl 81 Eleftherios Synadinos Paragraph Stresses that ensuring the necessary infrastructure funding for quality, affordable and accessible care services for children and the elderly will support female participation in the labour market and women s economic independence, and thus foster gender equality; 10. Stresses that ensuring the necessary infrastructure funding for quality, affordable and accessible care services for children and the elderly will support female participation in the labour market and women s economic independence, and thus foster equality between women and men; Or. el 82 Paragraph 10 PE v /103 AM\ docx

37 10. Stresses that ensuring the necessary infrastructure funding for quality, affordable and accessible care services for children and the elderly will support female participation in the labour market and women s economic independence, and thus foster gender equality; 10. Stresses that ensuring the necessary infrastructure funding for quality, affordable and accessible care services for children and the elderly will support female participation in the labour market and women s economic independence, and thus foster gender equality; emphasises that by taking this approach the EU will actively discriminate against some mothers and fathers if they are not at the same time offered freedom to choose which does not lay them open to discrimination; Or. de 83 Monika Vana Paragraph 10 a (new) 10 a. Deplores that women still suffer from inequalities at work such as lower participation rates in employment, pay gap, greater incidence of atypical or parttime employment, poorer pension entitlements, career segregation and poorer levels of progression; stresses the importance of ESF in providing funding opportunities to combat discrimination and promoting gender equality at work; 84 Jadwiga Wiśniewska Paragraph 10 a (new) AM\ docx 37/103 PE v01-00

38 10a. Notes that unpaid work is an important element of economic efficiency, and that the traditional approach fails to take into account unpaid work such as childcare and caring for the elderly in the payment of social benefits; Or. pl 85 Paragraph 10 a (new) 10 a. Takes the position that home caregivers (both men and women) remain discriminated against in terms of the failure to count their years of work towards pensions and entitlements; 86 Monika Vana Paragraph Notes that EUR 5.85 billion EUR will be spent in on measures promoting gender equality, of which 1.6% under the ESF for the specific investment priority Equality between men and women in all areas including access to employment, career progression, reconciliation of work and private life and promotion of equal pay for equal work ; 11. Notes that it is difficult to have a figure on the spending dedicated to promote gender equality and that, according to the European Commission Staff Working Document for the Strategic Engagement for Gender Equality , EUR 5.85 billion will be spent in on measures promoting gender equality, of which 1.6% under the ESF for the specific investment priority 'Equality between men and women in all areas including access to employment, career progression, reconciliation of work and private life and promotion of equal pay for PE v /103 AM\ docx

39 equal work'; deplores, however, the lack of transparency in the budget lines associated to this spending that prevent an accountable planning of the resources dedicated to gender equality; 87 Jadwiga Wiśniewska Paragraph Notes that EUR 5.85 billion EUR will be spent in on measures promoting gender equality, of which 1.6% under the ESF for the specific investment priority Equality between men and women in all areas including access to employment, career progression, reconciliation of work and private life and promotion of equal pay for equal work ; 11. Notes that EUR 5.85 billion EUR will be spent in on measures promoting equality between women and men, of which 1.6% under the ESF for the specific investment priority Equality between men and women in all areas including access to employment, career progression, reconciliation of work and private life and promotion of equal pay for equal work ; Or. pl 88 Eleftherios Synadinos Paragraph Notes that EUR 5.85 billion EUR will be spent in on measures promoting gender equality, of which 1.6% under the ESF for the specific investment priority Equality between men and women in all areas including access to employment, career progression, reconciliation of work and private life and promotion of equal pay for equal work ; 11. Notes that EUR 5.85 billion EUR will be spent in on measures promoting equality between women and men, of which 1.6% under the ESF for the specific investment priority Equality between men and women in all areas including access to employment, career progression, reconciliation of work and private life and promotion of equal pay for equal work ; AM\ docx 39/103 PE v01-00

40 Or. el 89 Jadwiga Wiśniewska Paragraph Notes that ERDF funding should also support investment in childcare and other social infrastructure; 12. Notes that ERDF funding should also support investment in childcare, caring for the elderly and other social infrastructure to promote a better work-life balance in the Member States; Or. pl 90 Barbara Matera Paragraph Notes that ERDF funding should also support investment in childcare and other social infrastructure; 12. Notes that ERDF funding should keep supporting investment in childcare and other social infrastructure; 91 Paragraph Notes that ERDF funding should also support investment in childcare and other social infrastructure; 12. Notes that ERDF funding should also support investment in childcare and other social infrastructure and in child benefits for fathers and mothers who choose to keep their children at home; PE v /103 AM\ docx

41 Or. de 92 Monika Vana Paragraph Notes that ERDF funding should also support investment in childcare and other social infrastructure; 12. Notes that ERDF funding should also support investment in childcare and other social infrastructure supporting public services; 93 Monika Vana Paragraph 12 a (new) 12 a. Stresses the important role of EAFRD in ensuring the necessary funding to support public services and social infrastructure in rural areas and promoting access to land and investment for women; 94 Monika Vana Paragraph 12 b (new) 12 b. Calls on the Commission to propose new targeted actions addressed to encourage women's participation in the labour market such as a specific AM\ docx 41/103 PE v01-00

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