„Gender equality is a core value of the European Union, a fundamental right[1] and key principle of the European Pillar of Social Rights[2]. It is a reflection of who we are. It is also an essential condition for an innovative, competitive and thriving European economy. In business, politics and society as a whole, we can only reach our full potential if we use all of our talent and diversity.“

Brussels, 5. 3. 2020, Towards a Gender-Equal Europe,

A Union of Equality: Gender Equality Strategy 2020-2025,

Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions.


[1] See Articles 2 and 3(3) TEU, Articles 8, 10, 19 and 157 TFEU and Articles 21 and 23 of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.

[2] https://ec.europa.eu/commission/sites/beta-political/files/social-summit-european-pillar-social-rights-booklet_en.pdf.