Third Working Group on Gender Equality Index
On 27th November 2012 the third meeting of the Working Group on the Gender Equality Index for Europe will be held in Brussels.
The main objectives of this meeting are to present and discuss the following subjects:
- State of play of EIGE’s activities towards the development of the Gender Equality Index for Europe
- Methodology used for producing the Index
- Preliminary results on the measuring framework of the Index and Country Profiles
- Dissemination Plan for the Index and the Statistical Information System
Agenda of the meeting (.pdf, KB)
Why are we developing the Gender Equality Index for Europe?
EIGE is in the final stage of developing the Gender Equality Index for Europe – a new tool to assess equality between women and men within the EU Member States and the effectiveness of EU policies in this area. The Gender Equality Index will support evidence-based policy making, aimed at making equality between women and men a reality for all Europeans.
The need to develop a Gender Equality Index for Europe as a common assessment tool was introduced by the European Commission in its policy document “The Roadmap for Equality between Women and Men 2006−2010”. It then became a part of the Action Plan of the Commission Strategy for Equality between Women and Men 2010−2015. The development of the Index became one of the major assignments attributed to EIGE in its Mid-Term Programme 2010−2012. The Gender Equality Index for Europe will be launched in mid-2013.
Would you like to learn more?
Check EIGE’s new publication “Rationale for the Gender Equality Index for Europe”
The publication summarises the conceptual and methodological issues around the development of the Gender Equality Index for Europe.
Contact person: Dr Anna Rita Manca, Statistics Officer, AnnaRita.Manca@eige.europa.eu