Gender Equality Initiative

The publication of Secretariat's declaration on gender equality officially endorsed the initiative in March 2021. It spells out three commitments:

  • Raising awareness on mainstreaming gender in all aspects of energy policies and interventions when providing support and assistance to the institutions of the Energy Community and the Contracting Parties.
  • Endorsing gender-responsive procurement, intended as the inclusion of the impact on gender equality and women’s empowerment in its procedures for the procurement of services and works.
  • Aiming for equal representation of women and men in all events, in-person or online, and that no gender is restricted to the moderator or facilitator role.

 A year later, an additional commitment was taken by the Secretariat, namely raising awareness on the importance of collecting gender-disaggregated data in the energy sector to inform energy analysis and develop appropriate, evidence-based responses, policies and legislation. 

The information below shows how the Secretariat translates these commitments into concrete actions and activities. 

Gender Equality Declaration

Secretariat's Statement (06/2023)

About Energy Community's Gender Activities


Awareness raising

actions, events and achievements so far

Gender-disaggregated data

policy paper, data collection

Event management and procurement

gender parity at events, gender-responsive procurement