Institutions of the EU count more than 40.000 employees throughout the whole European Union, however, the biggest part of the EU public administration is employed in the European Commission, with around 30.000 employees. European Commission described effective use of human resources as an important aspect of economic competitiveness and growth and defined inclusiveness of women as a key to achieving those goals.
Master thesis presents employment analysis of women in the European Commission, in particular within the thirty one Directorate General, which cover different areas of the work of European Commission. The analysis was based on the processing of statistical data on employment within all Directorates Generals for the period 2010–2019, with the emphasis of gender representation on the managerial positions. Question, whteher area of work has effect on the representation of women was also anwsered.
Gender equality is not yet fully achieved since majority of high positions are held by men, however, there is an improvement to be seen in the mentioned area. Despite the mentioned improvements, share of women in the managerial positions remains at 30 %.
Analysis of gender representation on managerial positions in Directorates Generals was made for the first time and can serve as a basis for further analyses, focusing more on searching the causes of continuous gap between genders.