Gender equality policies are closely linked to the identity of the European Union and the United Nations (UN). The importance of this issue has led to its inclusion in both the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the 2030 Agenda. Among the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the founding elements of the 2030 Agenda, SDG5 is dedicated to the pursuit of gender equality and is divided into indicators of discrimination, violence, and women’s participation in both the political and economic spheres. This study aims at checking the status of implementation of SDG5 in European eurozone countries to identify the best-performing nations and study their implemented policies. In order to achieve the research objective, a mixed method is used. Thanks to the quantitative analysis, it is possible to determine which European states perform best in pursuit of the goals set by SDG 5. To this end, historical data from 2010 to 2019 collected by EUROSTAT will be projected to 2030. Qualitative analysis is used to identify and analyze policies put in place by countries that perform best. This article studies European countries’ policies aimed at fulfilling commitments made in the 2030 Agenda with regard to gender equality to identify the policies that have proven most successful. In addition, given the relative recentness of the SDGs, the timeframe taken into consideration makes it possible to carry out an accurate study of the results obtained and make projections based on the policies adopted by individual states since 2015, the year in which the 2030 Agenda was signed. Although other studies have analyzed the pursuit of the SDGs, to date, there has been no in-depth study of Goal 5, which, since the introduction of the MDGs, has been one of the main objectives of the UN. The results of this study could provide European governments with a deeper insight into the effectiveness of current policies in pursuit of gender equality. In addition, they may demonstrate new action plans to be undertaken regarding identified shortcomings and amplify their positive effects in an integrated perspective. This could also be done in light of the example set by those states that are already performing well in this area.

Dello Strologo, A., Paoloni, N., D'Andrassi, E. (2022). Recognizing Progress on SDG 5 of the 2030 Agenda in Europe: Guidelines for Development in Support of Gender Equality. In R.L. Paola Paoloni (a cura di), Organizational Resilience and Female Entrepreneurship During Crises (pp. 95-110). Springer, Cham. [10.1007/978-3-030-89412-2_8].

Recognizing Progress on SDG 5 of the 2030 Agenda in Europe: Guidelines for Development in Support of Gender Equality

Alberto Dello Strologo;Niccolò Paoloni;Edoardo D’Andrassi
2022

Abstract

Gender equality policies are closely linked to the identity of the European Union and the United Nations (UN). The importance of this issue has led to its inclusion in both the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the 2030 Agenda. Among the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the founding elements of the 2030 Agenda, SDG5 is dedicated to the pursuit of gender equality and is divided into indicators of discrimination, violence, and women’s participation in both the political and economic spheres. This study aims at checking the status of implementation of SDG5 in European eurozone countries to identify the best-performing nations and study their implemented policies. In order to achieve the research objective, a mixed method is used. Thanks to the quantitative analysis, it is possible to determine which European states perform best in pursuit of the goals set by SDG 5. To this end, historical data from 2010 to 2019 collected by EUROSTAT will be projected to 2030. Qualitative analysis is used to identify and analyze policies put in place by countries that perform best. This article studies European countries’ policies aimed at fulfilling commitments made in the 2030 Agenda with regard to gender equality to identify the policies that have proven most successful. In addition, given the relative recentness of the SDGs, the timeframe taken into consideration makes it possible to carry out an accurate study of the results obtained and make projections based on the policies adopted by individual states since 2015, the year in which the 2030 Agenda was signed. Although other studies have analyzed the pursuit of the SDGs, to date, there has been no in-depth study of Goal 5, which, since the introduction of the MDGs, has been one of the main objectives of the UN. The results of this study could provide European governments with a deeper insight into the effectiveness of current policies in pursuit of gender equality. In addition, they may demonstrate new action plans to be undertaken regarding identified shortcomings and amplify their positive effects in an integrated perspective. This could also be done in light of the example set by those states that are already performing well in this area.
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Dello Strologo, A., Paoloni, N., D'Andrassi, E. (2022). Recognizing Progress on SDG 5 of the 2030 Agenda in Europe: Guidelines for Development in Support of Gender Equality. In R.L. Paola Paoloni (a cura di), Organizational Resilience and Female Entrepreneurship During Crises (pp. 95-110). Springer, Cham. [10.1007/978-3-030-89412-2_8].
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