The SVEGLIE project, created within a partnership agreement with the Presidency of the Council of Ministers Department for Institutional Reforms and by a partnership with the Research Institute on Sustainable Economic Growth (IRCRES – CNR), has the objective of assessing the effects produced by the regulatory measures and institutional practices introduced in recent years for the purpose of redressing the gender imbalance in elective and government offices.
To this end, the project set out the following lines of intervention aimed at assessing:
1. the effects of the measures introduced on the presence of women in electoral registers (Line 1);
2. election results, to therefore highlight the consequences of the redressing measures in terms both of the votes for the women elected and the women present in elective assemblies (Line 2);
3. important positions covered by women in executive bodies and elective assemblies (Line 3).
The quantitative assessment study, carried out at the municipal, regional, national and European levels, was completed by a qualitative investigation relating to the municipal level only, carried out as part of the Line 3 activities:
seven case studies were carried out in as many Italian municipalities with the aim of making comparative analyses of the implementation of the elected women’s political activities. Furthermore, some controversial cases were analysed, namely appeals for application of the gender safeguard quotas.
In this last research phase an assessment was made of the social change pursued in the analysed cases. As such, the consequences on decision-making processes produced by the greater female presence in the elective assemblies were examined, with particular reference to the promotion of equal opportunities policies.
The reflection on the emerging results, together with the analysis of the national and international literature on the topic of women’s citizenship, have helped to formulate policies aimed at increasing the presence of women and their influence in decision-making processes.
– Final report on the research and assessment activity on elective and government offices
– Women in the political decision-making process and government action: qualitative investigations.
Accorinti Marco, Igor Benati, Maria Monica Cariola, Girolama Caruso, Alida Castelli, Matilde Crisi, Pietro Demurtas , Greta Falavigna, Ugo Finardi, Alessandro Manello, Adele Menniti, Elena Ragazzi, Lisa Sella.