European Database: Women in Decision-making

Employees by Sex and Grade within the Administration of the European Parliament

Category A - Junior and Senior Management

Grade Total Men Women Women %
A0 1 1 0 0,0%
A1 9 9 0 0,0%
A2 18 14 4 22,2%
A3 79 67 12 15,2%
A4 79 71 8 10,1%
A5 58 49 9 15,5%
A6 52 34 18 34,6%
A7 78 54 24 30,8%
A8 13 8 5 38,5%
Total 386 306 80 20,7%
Date: 31.12.1998
All Categories - an overview for comparison

Category Total Men Women Women %
A 386 306 80 20,7%
LA 773 358 415 53,7%
B 458 198 260 56,8%
C 1422 421 1001 70,4%
D 275 227 48 17,5%
Total 3314 1510 1804 54,4%
Date: 31.12.1998
Categories:
A - Junior and Senior Management,
B - Assistance,
C - Secretaries,
D - Qualified workers


Breakdown of Women by DG Date: 31.12.1998
DG   A LA B C D All
DG I of all women 5% 5% 13% 15% 15% 12%
of DG staff 10% 45% 45% 70% 28% 54%
DG II of all women 34% 1% 18% 14% - 12%
of DG staff 21% 43% 81% 94% - 63%
DG III of all women 33% 1% 13% 11% 2% 10%
of DG staff 27% 45% 53% 85% 10% 57%
DG IV of all women 10% 1% 12% 5% - 5%
of DG staff 19% 100% 60% 76% - 56%
DG V of all women 13% 0,6% 18% 10% 25 9%
of DG staff 45% 100% 72% 82% 50% 75%
DG VI of all women 3% 32% 1% 3% 63% 13%
of DG staff 13% 61% 31% 35% 15% 36%
DG VII of all women - 59% 12% 32% 15% 33%
of DG staff - 51% 57% 68% 29% 58%
DG VIII of all women - - 6% 3% - 2%
of DG staff - - 43% 62% - 47%
Date: Dec. 1998
DG I: Presidency; DG II: Committees and Delegations; DG III: Information and Public Relations; DG IV: Research;
DG V: Personnel; DG VI: Administration; DG VII: Translation and General Services; DG VIII: Finance.


Recruitment
Women in 1996* 1997 1998
  Number in % Number in % Number in %
Cat A 11 30% 4 57% 4 40%
Cat LA 29 76% 14 61% 12 57%
Cat B 1 25% 7 39% 6 50%
Cat C 63 90% 33 85% 50 83%
Cat D 6 46% 1 14% 1 13%
Total 110 68% 59 63% 73 66%
  * atypical because of recruitment due to accession of Sweden, Finland, Austria


The structure established in Parliament to promote equal opportunities

COPEC (Joint Committee on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men): the committee which was set up in 1987, is composed of eight members (four nominated by the Appointing Authority and four by the Staff Committee); its tasks are
  - To propose all appropriate measures to ensure equal opportunities between men and women and
  - To monitor implementation of the measures taken.

Equal Opportunities Unit: the Unit, which was set up in 1992 , comprises two officials (one A and one B official) and its tasks are
  - To produce research and statistics providing information on the situation for men and women in the Secretariat
  - To advise the Appointing Authority, COPEC and other internal bodies on matters related to the promotion of equal opportunities at the European Parliament (action programmes, amendment of the rules in force, new internal or interinstitutional rules);
  - To assist officials who have been discriminated against on the basis of gender
  - To keep staff informed about equal opportunities policies and its effects on their working lives.

Since July 1998 the Unit has been attached to the Division for Professional Training and Career Advice, reflecting the priority given by the Secretary-General to equal opportunities in these areas.

Source: Equal Opportunities Unit - Directorate-General for Personnel
Anne Grethe Jantzen, Equal opportunities officer
Jacqueline Martin, Assistant

Equal Opportunities for men and women, Report on trends during the 1994-1999 legislative period and 1998 Report


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