According to the regulation, bodies must consist of at least 40% women and 40% men


Scope of application in the central government

The quota principle applies to committees, advisory boards and other similar bodies. The quota regulation is also applied to committee-like bodies when their duties include decision-making power. Likewise, the quota regulation applies to bodies appointed by ministries, such as working groups. Delegations which have been appointed by an authority and which represent the authorities or the administrative sector in international cooperation is also included in the bodies defined in the quota regulation.

According to the regulation, bodies must consist of at least 40% women and 40% men. This rule does not apply to committee-like evaluation work carried out by one person. If a management group or expert group is appointed to support the evaluation, then the 40% rule of the Equality Act is applied.

The quota regulation is not applied when a committee, advisory board, board or similar body appoints a section or e.g. a working group made up of its own members or of external experts.