Equality is a core value of the European Union, a fundamental right and a key driver of economic growth and social well-being. However, the European Union’s energy supply sector remains unequal.
The EU’s New Gender Equality Strategy puts pressure on policy makers to understand and address women’s needs and abilities to be active in the energy sector.
The ASSET study aims to quantify as accurately as possible the status of gender equality in the energy sector.
According to the collected information, the energy sector remains dominated by male workers, who in 2019 represented 80% of the total workforce. Our experts sought to understand women’s share in the STEM sector (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) and the historical trends of their participation in it. They also investigated the influence on the statistics of various cross-categories, such as energy subsector, employment status, education level, etc.
The main takeaways include:
The ASSET project provides studies in support of EU policymaking, research and innovation in the field of energy.
Let's support a clean and affordable energy transition for all.