In order to collect expert advice from journalist and media experts for its Communications Strategy, EIGE is organising the Journalists consultation meetings. The aim of the Journalist Consultation meeting in Berlin is to present the main focus of EIGE’s current work with focus on :reconciliation. collect input to get gender equality on the European media agenda cross the member states.
The Fundamental Rights Platform (FRP) meeting organised by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) brought together around 180 civil society representatives from all EU Member States working in the areas of the Multi-Annual Framework. EIGE's contribution EIGE presented its work to become the European competence centre on gender equality issues and to explore possible cooperation with gender equality stakeholders.
The conference on “Feminist Legacies - Feminist Futures” organized by ATGENDER, the European Association for Gender Research, Education and Documentation, provided a platform for establishing contacts with relevant stakeholders within the fields of gender & women’s studies, documentation centres, feminist research and gender equality in Europe. Workshops on various themes involving around 200 participants from all over the Europe were organised during the conference.
The 2nd meeting of the Beijing Indicators Working Group included: A presentation and discussion on the preliminary results of the Institute's report on Area E: Women and the Economy of the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA) and on the indicators adopted for the promotion of harmonisation of work and family responsibilities for women and men. A presentation of the state of play of the Report on Area K:
On 28 and 29 March 2011, EIGE Head of Operations Barbara Wurster participated in the "Europe for Families, Families for Europe –Conference on Demographic Change" organised by the Hungarian Presidency. The conference drew attention to past and future trends in fertility and family formation. Family support in the form of appropriate child care, flexible working arrangements, cash and tax benefits for families with children etc were addressed as policies known to facilitate the reconciliation of work and family life.
The 5th Experts' Forum meeting took place in Vilnius on 28 and 29 March 2011 The meeting was dedicated to discussing and gathering Experts' Forum members views and advice on EIGE's 2010 Annual Report; implementation of the 2011 Work Programme and preparation of the 2012 Work Programme. Furthermore, it was discused (i) the European Gender Equality Index process; (ii) the concept of EIGE's Ressource and Documentation Centre, (iii) as well as the WIE Calendar 2012 and EIGE's initiatives regarding portraying women and men in non-stereotypical roles.
About the event The Women's Entrepreneurship (WES) event was organised by European Commission - Enterprise and Industry Directorate General. It gave the chance to discuss about national approaches and development on female entrepreneurship, as well as about proposals for future policy focus in the area of female entrepreneurship. EIGE contribution EIGE presented its mission and working programme for 2011, with specific concern to collection and dissemination of good practices and data on gender equality and gender mainstreaming.
The Institute Director Virginija Langbakk participated in the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM). Ms. Langbakk gave a short presentation of EIGE's activities, followed by discussion and exchange of views with the Committee. EIGE's presentation (.pdf, 1,03MB) Watch the event (Ms. Langbakk's presentation is at 17:16:46 - 18:06:31)
The Journalists and Stakeholders consultation meeting brought together stakeholders and media to discuss how to tackle gender inequality issues. The event started with an introduction, including the 100 years anniversary of the International Women's day and a presentation of EIGE's working areas The Stakeholders group discussed the establishment of the European Network on Gender Equality and the establishment of the Institute's Resource and Documentation centre.
About the event The workshop organised by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) brought together National Equality bodies (NEBs) with expertise on equal pay issues to explore solutions to close the gender pay gap. The workshop gave the opportunity to share and learn about national approaches and good practices, developed to address the issue of gender pay gap. EIGE Contribution EIGE provided information about its activities focusing in enhancing a wider dissemination of practices and knowledge on gender equality and strengthenning the implementation of effective gender mainstreaming approaches.
At the Symposium there were around 80 participants representing national governments, NGOs, civil organizations, researchers. Ms. Ingrid Bellander-Todino, DG Justice, Policy Coordinator for vaw made a presentation on EU activities in regards to domestic violence and announced that DG Justice works on Victims Right package now (t.b. announced in May) and that EU could accede CAHVIO as an EU. Other speakers shared and presented good practices in service provision at national level, at active involvement of community, etc.
Between 31 January and 4 February, EIGE participated in the exhibition for all EU Agencies at the European Parliament. The purpose of the exhibition and for EIGE was to demonstrate the impact and relevance of the European agencies on the lives of citizens and to improve understanding of what agencies do and why they exist. View the image gallery of the event