The TEPs care for Gender Mainstreaming (GM) as an important policy: GM experts are represented in all TEPs, GM is considered in the TEPs working programmes, measures and projects and analyses of the special conditions of women and men in the field of intervention are carried out by most TEPs before planning measures (Evaluation of the European Social Fund 2000-2006, Austrian Objective 3 Programme, priority 6. WIFO, 2003).
On top of that, all TEPs jointly developed a GM project, so called TEPGEM_Plattform in 2002. The aim of this platform was to together elaborate the basic principles and instruments for Gender Mainstreaming within TEPs. As a result, the TEPGEM_strategy was created including several single components like the common definition, a joint agreement on GM, ways on how to implement GM in the TEPs and their programmes as well as the establishment of gender sensitive criteria .
Additional information is available at the respective German website: TEPs & Gender Mainstreaming.