On 29 July H.E. Mr. Espen Barth Eide, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway visited EIGE. EIGE largely presented its work and highlighted some of the current activities and priorities.  Special attention went to the Gender Equality Index. The Minister was most interested by the position of women in decision making.

The Minister concluded: "Women are particularly important. We cannot just add women to a male-dominated society and expect that society will stay the same. The relations between women and men must change".