The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) invites you to participate in an open online discussion on “Update on current developments at EIGE for EU candidate and potential candidate countries”. We trust that your participation, questions, and ideas will allow a better understanding of how these resources could most effectively be used in the countries benefiting from the Instrument of Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA). Please share information about this event with your colleagues and other gender equality stakeholders, and encourage their participation.

The online event will take place over seven short sessions on Friday 17th October 2014 from 9.00am to 17.00pm CET (Please check time according to your location). 

EIGE has, since 2013, been implementing a project to involve the so-called IPA countries, as potential EU Member States, in its work. The first year of cooperation was focused on establishing relations and enabling the pre-accession countries to get to know EIGE and how it operates. This second year of cooperation aims to achieve one or more concrete results with each partner country in relation to the various resources developed by EIGE.

The purpose of the online event is to highlight and provide information on EIGE’s work and resources in all its main activity areas. The online event will also allow an exploration of the potential in and barriers to using these resources in the IPA countries.

The online discussion will involve seven sessions, each including a presentation of information on an area of EIGE’s work and allowing for questions and discussion on the resources developed. These areas of work are: the Gender Equality Index; gender mainstreaming; gender training; men and gender equality; gender based violence; the Beijing Platform for Action; and the Resource and Documentation Centre.

Please note that in order to join the discussion, you need to register to EuroGender. To register, please go to:

Once registered, you can log in to EuroGender with your username and password and  click on 17 October on EuroGender Calendar and Join the event.

Please feel free to contact if you have problems registering and you will receive additional information on how to register.

You can access the online discussion here.