Einladung zu einer Pressekonferenz des EU-Rechnungshofes : The European Court of Auditors (ECA) would like to invite you to a virtual press briefing to present its upcoming report on gender mainstreaming in the EU budget. The briefing will be held in English and under embargo on Wednesday 26 May at 10.00 a.m. CET.
The auditors will explain that, although the EU has a long-standing commitment to gender equality, too little has been done to apply gender mainstreaming, in other words to systematically and actively promote gender equality in policy-making and in spending the EU budget.
During the briefing, you will have the opportunity to discuss the report’s findings and conclusions directly with ECA member Eva Lindström and the auditors.
The auditors will also make a number of specific recommendations to help the EU to live up to its commitment to gender mainstreaming, in view of the significant amount of EU funding to be spent under the new 2021-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) and the Next Generation EU (NGEU) instrument (which includes a commitment to take gender equality into account under the Recovery and Resilience Facility, its largest part).