Developing the EU Gender Equality Index
Experts from across Europe have visited EIGE for the first International Organisations' Experts' Meeting on the new EU Gender Equality Index.
Christopher Garroway (OECD), Andres Vikat (UNECE) and Ligia Nobrega (EIGE)
The European Commission has started a concrete process toward the construction of a European Union Gender Equality Index. EIGE is leading the process by carrying out research on the basic structure of the Index and analysis on reliable and comparable data. The last step will be development of the EU Gender Equality Index that will provide a picture of gender equality in the EU, identify and monitor the state of play and progress at Member State level.
EIGE is cooperating with international organisations to learn from their experience, collect best practices in constructing indices and to discuss different views and how to build the best possible Gender Equality Index for the EU.
OECD, ILO, UNECE, FRA and Social Watch participated at this international meeting. It was the first meeting in a series of initiatives for building the new EU Gender Equality Index.