From 24-25 November, the OSCE Mission in Warsaw organised a study visit to Vienna featuring Gender Budgeting.
The aim was to learn about best practices from Austria which has taken a pioneering role when it comes to promoting equity in budgets. Belarus has also made attempts at furthering Gender Budgeting. By way of example, it created an interdisciplinary task group, which is similar to the Austrian Inter-Ministerial Working Group Gender Mainstreaming/Gender Budgeting (GMB). By listening to best practice examples and exchanging lessons learned with Austrian public authorities, it seeks to ensure sustainability in its efforts to be implemented.
Head of Division, Ines Stilling, as well as Head of Department, Vera Jauk, and Birgit Eigelsreiter provided an insight into Gender Budgeting as viewed by Division IV Women and Equality/Ministry of Health and Women’s Affairs and the Inter-Ministerial Working Group GMB and presented their latest product – the interactive Gender Budgeting Blog.