Commission launched an EU-wide online survey on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion for Defence industry, Aeronautics and Space sectors
02 May 2022
On 13 April 2022, DG DEFIS in partnership with VVA Group launched an EU-wide online survey that aims to obtain the first comprehensive demographic statistics of defence industry, civil aeronautics, and space workforce in the Union.
The survey includes mapping out the current status quo on equality, diversity, and inclusion, in all its dimensions (sex, racial or ethnic origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion, or belief). The results of this survey will provide baseline data that will feed into the EU policies and shape the future strategies for this sector. This initiative is part of the effort being developed under the Union of Equality priority.
Equality is a core value of the European Union. Having sector-specific equality data will allow for better design, monitoring, adaptation, and evaluation of EU sectoral policies targeting equality. The data collected under this survey will allow the development of targeted and aligned actions in the European defence industry, aeronautics, and space sectors.
The survey is available in the EU's 24 official languages, is open for replies until 30 June and can be found here: https://edefis.eu/EqualitySurvey.