European Charter for Equality
of Women and Men in Local Life
The European Charter for Equality of Women and Men in Local Life ("EU Charter") is a framework for action aimed at increasing and promoting equal access for all people to the resources of society. With their signature the local and regional governments commit themselves to the principle of equality between women and men and to establishing an action plan on gender equality, setting concrete targets and defining measures for implementing gender equality. The City of Heidelberg signed the EU Charter for Equality in 2007.
The EU Charter as a framework for action for the equality between women and men in local life
The EU Charter in Heidelberg
Background information on Heidelberg's signing of the EU Charter and the practical implementation of the mandate of the Charter, read more
General Information on the EU Charter
Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR)
Within the framework of a project that was financially supported by the EU Commission, the European CEMR elaborated a "European Charter for Equality of Women and Men in local and regional life" that was approved by the commissions of the European CEMR. The German association is part of the CEMR. It consists of 800 German towns, municipalities and rural districts, together with 54 further national local government associations from 40 European countries.