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Gender-Equal Management Approach

Equality between men and women is one of the founding principles and values of the European Union. Yet, women continue to be under-represented in boards and top management teams of companies.

The focus of the GEMA project is on the business level and tries to answer questions of how and why gender balance in economic decision-making can add value to organisations.

The project is conducted in collaboration with the employers’ associations in the South/East European countries of Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia and Slovenia, and co-funded by the PROGRESS Programme of the European Union.


It was International Women's Day on 8 March 2016 and the GEMA project was featured on The International Women's Day website. Read the article: 'Women still under-represented in decision-making bodies in traditionally male South Eastern Europe countries'.

Downloadable documents

GEMA Newsletter 11, July 2016

GEMA Newsletter 04, October 2015

GEMA Newsletter 03, September 2015

GEMA general leaflet

GEMA leaflet for social partners

GEMA leaflet for companies