Completed assignments

Read about the Secretariat's previous assignments och projects assigned by external constituents.

Gender perspective on risk and security, 2016

The project Management and Governance encompasses a study of the influence of organisational and political conditions and obstacles, with a focus on management culture, on leadership at different levels in municipal risk and security work – from a gender perspective. The study aims to address and problematise how and why political decisions regarding this work are difficult to implement in practice. Increased knowledge about management and governance in municipal security work will not only contribute to sustainable and responsible management but will also facilitate increased safety and security for citizens. The project ended in November 2016 and was carried by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency.

Council of Europe’s Gender Integration, 2015-2016

The Secretariat has been commissioned by the Council of Europe to launch gender mainstreaming trainings for two consecutive years. The target group for the training, besides all the other things, has been appointing gender equality rapporteurs in all the 47 Council committees. Initially, the training was preceded by a smaller survey regarding both needs and good examples of gender mainstreaming work. For more information about gender equality work and gender mainstreaming in the Council of Europe see

Innovation and Business, 2015-2016

In 2015, a short educational investment and a survey was made for the Nordic Council of Ministers in the area of innovation and business. In 2016, on behalf of the Occupational Safety and Health Policy Committee (ÄK-N), a deeper analysis was conducted which resulted to a report called Equal Opportunities, Innovation and Business? Gender equality analysis of the Nordic industry and innovation sector.

Questionnaire study for the LUJ project, 2015

In November 2015, Gotland County Administrative Board commissioned the Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research to carry out a review of the so-called LUJ project. LUJ is Swedish acronym for the county administrative boards develop gender equality. The assignment included a small questionnaire study distributed to all gender equality experts at the County Administrative Boards of Sweden, as well as an interview study with five county directors and ten managers, the latter group in charge of social sustainability issues at ten county administrative boards. A summary and brief analysis of the survey results and interviews are available in a report produced in accordance with the assignment. The assignment was completed in January 2016.

Pre-study for the Swedish ESF Council, 2015

Sustainable development is to be considered within the national programme for the Social Fund 2014–2020 in order to contribute to a well-functioning labour market and a long-term increase in employment. Projects funded via the European Structural and Investment Funds shall implement an inclusive approach; the principles are gender equality, accessibility and non-discrimination.

Within a project for cooperation between the Swedish ESF Council and the Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research, the Secretariat was assigned from February to September 2015 to carry out a pre-study for the coming support structure concerning the horizontal principles, and to include a document analysis as part of the pre-study. To support the work within the project in relation to the principles of Gender Equality and Accessibility, a website and a support structure, called ESI Support were established by the Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research in cooperation with the Swedish ESF Council, the county administrative boards and the Swedish Agency for Participation. The pre-study, together with the website ESI Support were completed and turned over to the Swedish ESF Council in autumn 2015.

The Jämi gender mainstreaming programme, 2008–2010

On 3 July 2008, the Swedish government commissioned the University of Gothenburg (the Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research) to set up a programme for supporting government agencies in their work with gender mainstreaming.

The assignment consisted of the following components:

  • Further develop gender mainstreaming methods.
  • Creating a forum for sharing of experiences concerning gender mainstreaming.
  • Disseminating information about gender mainstreaming
  • Paving the way for long-term gender mainstreaming support.

The assignment ended 31 December 2010.