15 der equality considerations thus contributes to growth and prosperity. Gender Budgeting contributes equally to the European movement towards improved governance, that is, in- creases in accountability, participation and transparency of budgetary policy processes. Therefore it is important that both, EU institutions and member states promote the imple- mentation of gender budgeting. We, the European Network of Gender Budgeting Initiatives, recall - the decision of the gender budgeting conference under the Belgium Presidency in 2001 to implement gender budgeting in all countries by the year 2015. - the resolution of the European Parliament on gender budgeting and its recommen- dations. - the opinion of the Advisory Committee on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men on gender budgeting and its proposals to take action. - the recommendations of the European Women’s Lobby on gender budgeting. - the activities of WIDE, Women in Development Europe, and IAFFE, the Interna- tional Association for Feminist Economics to promote the implementation of gender budgeting. We, the European Network of Gender Budgeting Initiatives, call on the Commission Ö to include gender budgeting in the Gender Equality Road Map to be adopted soon and provide for sufficient funding. Ö to take action with the aim to implement gender budgeting in budgetary and macro- economic policies by 2010. Ö to integrate Gender budgeting and gender equality in the current proposals for the Financial Perspective. Ö to publish a communication on gender budgeting by the end of 2006, including a road map, pursuing a participatory approach both in writing the communication as well as in implementing Gender Budgeting. Ö to launch a study on instruments to implement gender budgeting by drawing on the existing expertise in academia and civil society, present results by mid 2007. Ö to assure the development and collection of gender-disaggregated statistics in all areas and urgently promote the development of meaningful statistics on unpaid work. Ö to make available funds for facilitating the production and distribution of gender budgeting tools. Ö to assure that all EU policies undergo an equality impact assessment. Ö to facilitate the regular production of a gender equality scorecard.