The aim of the international organisations expert's meeting on the EU Gender Equality Index (EU GEI) is in:

  • Sharing and comparing common experiences and best practices in measuring gender equality;
  • Debating different perspectives and achieving a common understanding of the gender equality concept;
  • Defining an exhaustive, relevant and comprehensive theoretical framework of gender equality within the EU 27 Member States.


Particularly organisations who are now developing a gender equality index will provide input on

  • which are the priority areas in gender equality?
  • how they implement the measurements?
  • which obstacles they faced and how did they overcome them?


The participants list includes:

  • Christopher Garroway, OECD - statistician
  • Jane Hodges, ILO - Director, Bureau for Gender Equality, International Labour Office
  • Milena Kadieva, Social watch, gender expert
  • Sami Nevala, Fundamental Right Agency, statistician
  • Andres Vikat, UNECE, Head of Social and Demographic Statistics Section, Statistical Division