Good/promising practices

AuthorSansonetti, Silvia; Davern, Eamonn
Study Report on PES approaches to the promotion of gender equality
4.1 Introduction
The 12 good/promising practices provided by PES are detailed in this section. They are
classified and presented by objective. For each practice, the following elements are
- type of measures
- target groups
- logic of intervention
- impacts
- effectiveness
- challenges/barriers.
A more detailed description for every measure is available in Annex II of this report. Where
there is not yet sufficient information on impac t cases should be considered as promising
rather than good practices.
4.2 The good /promising practices by objective
4.2.1 Contrasting gender stereotyping
Three good/promising practices focus on gender stereotyping. They are Women in Craft
and Technics in AT, Women4IT in LV, and Promotion of Gender Equality in the Labour
Market in PT.
The Austrian good/promisin g practice has bee n financed for five years, and it is intended
to extend it. The leading institution for this project is the national PES itself
(Arbeitsmarktservice, AMS) operating in cooperation with training centres. The total
budget for this measure is EUR 55 million, which is aimed at combatting gender stereotypes
to support women’s access to non-typical (and the most rewarding) positions. The rationale
for this measure is to expand employment opportunities by challenging gender
The Latvian State Employment Agency has just started cooperating with the Latvian
Information and Communication Technology Association (LIKTA) to promote the
involvement of young women in the ICT sector and digital jobs. The organisations have
signed a cooperation agreement aimed at informing and involving young women about the
initiative. The project benefits from a EUR 2,714,304.00 grant from IS, LI, and NO through
the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the Norway Grants Fund for Youth
Employment. The aim of the project is to increase the number of EU vulnerable girls and
young women in the digital sector.
PT mentioned Promotion of Gender Equality in the Labour Market. This is a national
measure financed by the European Social Fund (ESF), and l ead by the national PES. This
measure is now associated with Estratégia Nacional para a Igualdade e a Não Discriminação
(ENIND) 2018-2030 and is aimed at: promoting gender equality in the labour market;
combatting gender-based discrimination in the labour market; encourag ing the hiring of
unemployed people from the under-represented gender in a profession; and encouraging
young unemployed people to choose a profession or job, according to their vocation and
without constraints motivated by gender stereotypes. The plan is focused mainly on the
under-represented gender in a particular occupation, as identified from the databases of
job centres. In 2019, 1,478 labour inclusion actions were conducted under this measure.

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