On 8th of November 2010 in Vilnius, 11 experts from 11 Member States had their first meeting on gender-based violence. The participants discussed EIGE’s role in the light of EU Strategy on Equality between Women and Men (2010-2015) and how EIGE could compliment the Commission's work and support the Member States in their fight against violence against women.

The need for harmonized data and guidelines for such data and information collection was highlighted. Experts discussed how EIGE could contribute with existing tools, methods and good practices, and how could become a strong back-up for the Member States.