The European dimension of the Lab requires an openness to what is being done around us in Europe. What works and what does not. When a policy works in one country and results in a change in the position of women in cinema, it does not mean that it will work in another, but at least it can be a source of inspiration… and persuasion. This map is therefore, like our study, a state of play and a collection of good practices on a European scale.

In order to carry out our qualitative study, we sent a list of questions concerning the place of women in cinema, available statistics, and measures in place to 38 European countries. Thirty-two countries responded, and for the other six we found information on the websites of the national film institutions. The measures and policies put in place country by country in the map below form a synthesis of all the actions put in place: you will find the details in our 2021 study on the place of women directors in Europe.

All figures presented in the interactive map below are those of our partner the European Audiovisual Observatory (EAO), it represents an average over the period 2016-2020.

This colour-coded ranking is intended to give an idea of how far countries have come towards achieving greater parity in their film industry, and is not intended to rank countries in relation to each other

 

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For a better readability of the measurements, we advise you to view the map on a computer screen.

 

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