Study on the Role of Men in Gender Equalities

Study on the Role of Men in Gender Equalities

On behalf of the European Commission, DG Justice, Unit Gender Equality, Dissens is research coordinator in the Study on the Role of Men in Gender Equality.

The aim of this study is to provide better knowledge of the roles, opinions and approaches of men towards the gender equality issue in the 27 EU Member States and the EFTA countries. This knowledge should enable policy makers to better establish and implement gender equality policies taking into account the contribution of men in order to make these policies more efficient in achieving the final objective of gender equality.

Three main issues will be covered:

  • Men and Care
  • Men at Work
  • Men and Gender Equality

The study is based on a literature analyses, European wide qualitative research carried out in cooperation with 31 national experts in all EU and EFTA states, and quantitative analysis using Eurostat data to obtain a current picture of the situation in Europe. Three thematic wirkshops as well as a final conference will be incorporated in the study encourage the science-policy-transfer.

The study is financed by the EU programme Progress and runs from December 2010 until December 2012.

Consortium: L&R Social Research, Vienna (project coordinator) / Dissens e. V., Berlin (research management) / INBAS Frankfurt (workshop responsibility) / Abz* Austria, Vienna (social-policy-transfer)

Network of scientific experts on gender, men & masculinities: Jeff Hearn (University of Linköping, Sweden), Majda Hrzeniak (Peace Institute Ljubljana), Elli Scambor (Research Institute at Men's Counselling Center, Graz), Cristian Scambor (Research Institute at Men's Counselling Center Graz), Øystein Gullvåg Holter (Centre for Gender Research, University of Oslo), Sophia Belghiti-Mahut (Université de Montpellier).

Ansprechperson: Mag.a Elli Scambor, Tel: 0699 – 12630824, E-Mail: elli.scambor(at)