CoR conference21.01.2019 | Citizenship;Multi-level governance and devolution;Future of Europe;Fundamental rights and rule of law;Urban policy;Education;Culture;Equal opportunities;Employment;Youth policy;
Local and regional authorities have a crucial role to play and can be key actors in bringing about this progress, notably through their substantive control over public services. Women remain, however, underrepresented in local decision-making across the EU. To date, only 13% of elected mayors and 29% of members of regional governments and assemblies are female. This leads to a lack of awareness of gender-related issues and thus to a lack of action to address the obstacles that adversely impact women in their daily lives.