VoteWatch Analytical Tool: uncover which MEPs can help you advance your agenda. Part 5.2. Gender balance in the workplace


This report is part of the new VoteWatch series showing you how to build your strategy using our new analytical tool (which is explained in-depth here), which allows you to quickly identify kingmakers and swing-voters among MEPs. This tool is already being used by key stakeholders active in EU policy-making.

We show the positions of each MEP on EU initiatives regarding regulation on gender balance in the workplace and highlight which MEPs are convinced (on either side), and which remain yet to be brought on board to secure majorities.

Check out similar analyses on other policy areas here.

Full list of matrices covered in this report:

1. Influence and level of support for regulation on gender balance in the workplace
2. Recruitment
3. Insertion of women on the labour market
4. Binding targets & quotas
5. Funding
6. Wages
7. Taxation


1. Influence and level of support for regulation on gender balance in the workplace

The matrices below provide a detailed picture of the general trends in voting behaviour amongst MEPs when it comes to gender equality initiatives in the context of labour. The level of influence of each MEP on parliamentary activities is displayed on the vertical axis: the higher an MEP is placed on that axis, the greater the influence this MEP exerts over EU policies on gender balance in the workplace. Members who are placed on the left of the chart tend to support EU initiatives (a conclusion we reached after looking at their recent legislative behaviour in the EP) while MEPs placed on the right of the chart tend to oppose them.

How does this information look in our new analytical tool?

These charts show the general position of MEPs on gender balance initiatives (regardless of their committee membership first, and then within relevant committees). Pay particular attention to the interactive dots that are positioned in the proximity of the majority line because those are the MEPs who will decide to support or reject a proposal at the last moment (and in doing so, they hold the key to the fate of a proposal). You can filter the MEPs by country (use the drop-down menu on the left side) or by political group (click on the name of a political group). Roll your mouse over each dot to learn more information, and click on the black arrows to scroll through the visuals.


2. Recruitment

The following series of charts represents the position of MEPs on different topics related to gender balance in the workplace. While the positioning of MEPs on the matrix remains the same, note that the dots are now coloured in green (MEP voted in favour), red (MEP voted against) and yellow (MEP abstained) as they now refer to the voting behaviour of MEPs on one specific vote.


3. Insertion of women on the labour market


4. Binding targets & quotas


5. Funding


6. Wages


7. Taxation


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