Objectives: To provide - based on the findings of the previous work packages - information and policy recommendations to civic and political institutions that are responsible for and open to implementing strategies that will affect change in women's civic and political involvement in candidate countries.

Critical Questions:

  • What institutions are open to implementing strategies for the inclusion of women and women's interests in civic and political decision-making?
  • What reforms and policies are necessary to achieve the desired female involvement?

Methodology: Consortium members will analyse the results of the previous work packages, draft their final country reports, identify necessary policy reforms for the institutions considered in the study, and disseminate results through numerous mechanisms.

Deliverables: Each partner will produce a final country report, bringing together the lessons of previous research and adding a concluding chapter of policy recommendations; these will be submitted to the Commission and published as books in each country's native language. Partners will also publish academic articles, while disseminating their results to NGOs and government departments. They will hold end-users workshops, inviting politicians and officials to ensure policy recommendations are transmitted to key decision-makers. A final consortium conference will be held in a candidate country to exchange findings and discuss policy recommendations with Commission officials and political actors in candidate countries. The co-ordinator will prepare a final comparative report, which will include the country report as appendices; an initial report will go to the Commission, and it will then be published as an edited book. The co-ordinator will also disseminate information to member states, as well as European and international journals and organisations.

Expected Results: While the results and some recommendations will differ between countries, the findings will result in a powerful database and the co-ordinator's final report will ensure comparative conclusions. A final planning meeting/conference in a candidate country will enable an exchange of ideas and the transmission of policy recommendations, and the final report will summarise key findings from each country while presenting cross-country results.

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