Prof. Dr. Melanie Sully

International Womens Day 2016 by Dr Melanie Sully

"Mehr Frauen in der Politik? Weil wir 2016 schreiben" appeared in the Tiroler Tageszeitung 5.3. 2016. Reprinted in English by Euractiv 8.3. 2016 "More Women in Politics?"

Article by Melanie Sully reprinted in Euractiv 8.3. 2016 Mehr Frauen in der Politik

Here a link in English to OSCE commissioned study on women in local politics in Austria.

Der Standard quality daily did a special feature for Womens Day and the Institute for Go-Governance prepared the graphics on women in politics, governments and European Parliament of 28 EU Member States access here and scroll down 8.3. 2016

For International Womens Day the Austrian Association of Municipalties did a special feature on women mayors (Gemeindebund) traditionally low in comparison with female representation in regional and national politics. You can access it and the press department here

 

Frauen in der Politik (EU Mitgliedstaaten)  %

Europaparlament/Regierungen (Senior Minister ohne Staatsekretäre), Erste Kammer Parlament)

 

Land

EP

Regierung

Parlament

Belgien

29

29

38

Bulgarien

29

35

20

Dänemark

38

29

37

Deutschland

36

38

36

Estland

50

13

26

Finnland

62

36

42

Frankreich

42

48

26

Griechenland

24

0

20

Irland

55

27

16

Italien

38

38

31

Kroatien

45

14

25

Lettland

50

29

17

Litauen

9

27

24

Luxemburg

33

27

28

Malta

67

7

13

Niederlande

42

38

39

Österreich

50

29

31

Polen

24

25

27

Portugal

38

22

34

Rumänien

28

35

14

Schweden

50

50

44

Slowakei

31

0

20

Slowenien

38

47

34

Spanien

43

29

43

Tschechien

24

18

20

Ungarn

19

0

10

Vereinigtes Königreich

41

32

29

Zypern

17

8

13

EU-28

37

28

29

 

Quellen: Europäische Kommission (Stand November 2015) IPU Interparlamentarische Union

Eigenberechnungen bspw für Vereinigtes Königreich http://www.go-governance.com/projects/projects-women/190-women-in-politics-post-uk-election.html

 

Österreich Parlaments Homepage

Nationalrat http://www.parlament.gv.at/SERV/STAT/PERSSTAT/FRAUENANTEIL/frauenanteil_NR.shtml

Bundesrat

http://www.parlament.gv.at/SERV/STAT/PERSSTAT/FRAUENANTEIL/frauenanteil_BR.shtml

Europaparlament nach Parteien

https://www.parlament.gv.at/WWER/EU/

 

 

The links above are to the homepages of the European Commission where data is updated quarterly in different languages and to the Austrian parliament where you can access current data of female MPs in the different parliamentary groups of both Houses.

As to the government in Austria there are two so-called junior ministers one female and one male. However this function is not comparable across EU Member States and Poland and the UK for example have many more junior ministers. Some governments have no junior ministers at all.

 

As to Upper Houses of Parliament in EU countries female representation in the EU is at 26% with Belgium at 50% and Rumania and Slovenia at 8% and Austria 31%. These figures change regularly during the year depending on regional elections.

Speakers in parliaments of the 28 EU Member States Lower House are currently Bulgaria, Denmark, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Austria and Finland.

Speakers in the Upper House of the 28 EU Member States are to be found in Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK.

As to Mayors the average in the EU is 15% female with some countries zero such as Cyprus and Czech Republic, Lithuania, Rumania and Greece with less than 7% which is about what the figure is for Austria. Sweden with 37% is at the top.