• Moments and Milestones. EIGE 10 Years

    EU gender equality leaders celebrate 10 years of EIGE On 23 January, in Vilnius, Lithuania, EU leaders on gender equality are marking a decade since the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) opened its doors. Senior EU figures such as Helena Dalli, EU Commissioner for Equality, and Evelyn Regner, Chair of the European Parliament's gender equality committee, will join EIGE to take stock of what has been achieved and give their thoughts on how the Institute can help make equality between women and men a reality.

  • Debunking myths and online gender stereotypical behaviour

    Concept: A one-day conference in which we want to give guidance on how to deal with gender-stereotyped behaviour among young people online. It will target a wide range of professionals who come into contact with young people in one way or another (social workers, teachers, NGOs, etc.) and it will lead to concrete recommendations to (Belgian and European) politicians and policymakers.

  • UN Women – Webinar on The Impact of Trade Agreements on Women’s Economic Empowerment

    In the framework of WE EMPOWER, a program promoting economic empowerment of women at work in G7 and EU countries, funded by the European Union and implemented by UN Women in partnership with the International Labour Organization, UN Women will be conducting a webinar on The Impact of Trade Agreements on Women’s Economic Empowerment on December 12, 2019 at 16:00 Brussels time.

  • [GE Academy] FREE Training: Towards a gender-aware research organisation: what you need to know (but never dared to ask)

    Why: This important training gives a unique opportunity to familiarise with basic concepts and sensitise about key problems at stake regarding gender in R&I and unconscious bias. It aims at raising awareness about the importance of institutional change for Gender Equality and familiarising with the concept of a Gender Equality Plan and its main stages of measures aimed at tackling those biases.

  • EIGE attends the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO)

    In the context of Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO) will be held in Brussels on December 09 - 10, 2019. The event will begin in the morning of December 9, when the Council will hold the public debate entitled "Economy of Wellbeing - next steps in investing in health as its key component" as a follow up to the adopted conclusions on the economy of wellbeing from 24 October 2019.

  • [GE Academy] Free Training: How to avoid gender bias in recruitment and promotion?

    Why: This important training gives a unique opportunity to sensitise about unconsious bias, challenging allegedly objective and gender-neutral career enhancement criteria guided by one of the leading gender experts in Europe, Dr Maxime Forest. The training will provide an overview of the main imbalances and bias with regard to HR management in research and the academia (vertical and horizontal segregation, gender pay gap, international mobility with examples of measures aimed at tackling those biases to build capacity.

  • Companies against domestic violence: final event for the CEASE project

    Who doesn't know at least one person that has been or is a victim of domestic violence? Because domestic violence never stays just at home and it has an impact on work, the CEASEproject aims to implicate companies against this plague by creating a supportive and secure workplace for victims of domestic violence. On the 20th november, come and discover the best practices as well as institutionnal advances on the subject!

  • [GE Academy] FREE Webinar: Gender in Research & Innovation

    Description: WHY: This webinar is part of the GE Academy capacity building program. It aims at informing attendees about ERA priorities on gender equality and related facts and figures. In addition, it wants to sensitise on how gender is relevant in the entire research and innovation cycle as well as in innovation policies, presenting relevant studies and projects carried out in two Universities.

  • Online Certificate Course in Gender-based Violence Training - 2019 Edition

    Course Description: Gender-based violence (GBV) has been recognized as a cross-cutting issue affecting the lives of victims from a diversity of dimensions including culture, education, health, economy, psychology, livelihoods and political participation. In fact, violence against women and girls was chosen as one of the critical areas of action following the Beijing Conference. This presents a key opportunity for different players, including government agencies, NGOs, United Nations agencies and other institutions, to build an understanding on issues of violence and undertake activities to combat violence.

  • [GE Academy] FREE Workshop | Gender Action Plans: getting them right and making them happen (Dublin)

    Gender Action Plans: getting them right and making them happen November 5, 2019 – Trinity College Dublin Facilitator: Maxime Forest Gender action plans are a core aspect of the higher education landscape in Ireland today, they form a key part of the Athena Swan application process and related assessment. However, drafting and devising an effective and robust gender action plan can be a challenge.