The new OMC report “Towards gender equality in the cultural and creative sectors”

It provides an overview of the most dominant gender gaps in the cultural creative sectors (CCS), practical recommendations on how to tackle them and a list of over 250 good practices from across the EU, including in the field of cultural heritage, whose aim is to promote gender equality in the CCS. A short news item has been published in the European Commission’s Press Corner (in French). See also: EU Culture and creativity website.

This report focuses on the role that culture plays in promoting gender equality and, more importantly, how to achieve gender equality within the cultural and creative sectors (CCS). The EU Member States identified gender equality for the first time as a priority for action in the Work Plan for Culture 2019-2022. Indeed, there are many reasons that this topic should receive the attention it deserves. Gender equality is a core value of the EU fundamental rights and a key principle of the European Pillar of Social Rights. It is also a precondition for cultural diversity. The promotion of gender equality and the fight against gender discrimination are twin goals of the EU, including in culture.

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