Equality between men and women

1. How much money is available (ESF+national funding)?

  • At least €59 million is available for offers and measures in the funding period 2014-2020.

2. What are the goals of this investment priority?

  • Improvement in equal opportunities for women
  • The development and implementation of educational offers for women which contribute towards overcoming gender-specific barriers in access to the education system.

3. Which measures are possible?

  • Advice for companies, for example on the topics of equal pay and work-life balance
  • Parental leave management for women and men
  •  Coaching and personal development programmes to get ahead at work and obtain higher-level qualifications, such as training for women to take on senior management positions; educationally disadvantaged women

4. Which possible target groups are addressed?

  • Companies
  • Woman and men on parental leave, those rejoining the labour market
  • Women: for example those with low levels of qualifications, older women, those in disadvantaged regions, unemployed women

5. Who realises the plans?

  • Federal Ministry of Labour, Family and Youth, Division III/A/9
  • Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF)
  • The provinces Kärnten, Vorarlberg and Vienna
  • The provincial government of Burgenland (Office for Women’s Affairs)