Introducing Gender Responsive Public Procurement and its Legal Framework 1/4

Welcome on board! This is the first part of a four-module course on gender responsive public procurement.




In this first video, URBACT Experts Sally Kneeshaw and Matthew Baqueriza-Jackson explain why procurement and gender equality are important for URBACT. Drawing upon URBACT Knowledge Hubs on Strategic Procurement and Gender Equality, they demonstrate the power of connecting the two areas of work to promote gender equality at the local level, and explain how this course will help you achieve this goal in your city.



The Legal Framework


In this second video, Ana Lupi, from the European Commission, introduces the Commission's policy priorities in the 2020s and how they encourage public buyers to contribute towards wider societal and environmental goals. Helena Morais Maceira, from the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), then introduces their toolkit on gender responsive procurement as key tool for gender mainstreaming in five areas:

  • Contributing to sustainable and inclusive growth within the EU
  • Promoting gender equality and improving living standards for both women and men
  • Contributing to closing the gender pay gap and creating inclusive jobs
  • Supporting efforts towards sustainable and socially responsible procurement in accordance with the UN’s 2030 agenda for sustainable development - particularly goal 5 on gender equality and the empowerment of women
  • Contributing to strengthening the institutionalisation of gender mainstreaming – for example, through gender equality bodies and gender budgeting



Dive Deeper


* URBACT Online Course on Gender Responsive Public Procurement is based on the original toolkit financed by and prepared by the European Institute for Gender Equality. The content of this module does not necessarily reflect the position or opinions of the European Institute for Gender Equality”.



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Barriers to Gender Responsive Public Procurement