The online discussion on ‘Women in political decision-making’ took place on 30 September and 1 October 2013. It was organised in the context of the forthcoming elections for the European Parliament in 2014 and in the light of the commitments from a broad range of European Union-level institutions and stakeholders to promote the issue of women in political decision-making over this key period for EU democracy. The online discussion sought to: highlight and examine the gender balance in political decision-making; map the barriers to equal political representation of women and men; identify and... explore strategies to enhance the equal political representation of women and men at all levels. This report aims to enable a broad dissemination of the insights and learning from the online discussion. It seeks to both serve as a resource and act as an incentive for those who wish to maximise the participation of women in political decision-making over the coming period. This report summarises the key points made and themes explored during the discussion. Inevitably, given the breadth and scale of the debate, it is impossible to fully reflect the detail of all of the ideas and perspectives brought forward.