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  • Online discussion on quality assurance mechanisms for gender training in the European Union

    On 18-19 September 2013 EIGE is organising an Online discussion on quality assurance mechanisms for gender training in the European Union. The discussion is held as a part of a two-year project Gender Training in the European Union: Mapping, Research and Stakeholders’ Engagement (2012-2013). Aim, rationale and key questions of the online discussion In the last years the issue of...

  • Eliminating Domestic Violence in Europe: Implementing Strategies for Protection and Prevention

    Currently, 9 out of 10 victims of domestic violence within the European Union are women. Furthermore, between 12 and 35 percent of women, depending on the member state, are victims of intimate partner violence. These figures clearly delineate the gender dimension of this serious and persistent issue in Europe. A new regulation has been passed within the European Union, which...

  • Strategic planning meeting on gender-based violence data collection

    In order to support the European Commission and the Member States in their work on combatting GBV and to implement its Mid-term Work Programme for 2013 - 2015, EIGE is strengthening its focus on information and data-collection on GBV. The first step in improving the collection of GBV data will be done through a consultation process with relevant stakeholders on...

  • 4th International Conference of Roma Women

    Acting now for an equal future More than 150 Roma women from across Europe are meeting in Helsinki from 16-17 September to discuss ways of improving the situation for themselves, their families and their communities. Among the main aims of the 4th International Roma Women's Conference are drawing up a strategy, underlining the importance of involving women in policy implementation...

  • Conference: Gender equality de facto as a contribution to reaching Europe 2020 targets: the effectiveness of institutional mechanisms

    The High Level Conference "Gender equality de facto as a contribution to reaching Europe 2020 targets:the effectiveness of institutional mechanisms" will take place in Vilnius on 13 September 2013. The Conference aims at addressing the effectiveness of institutional mechanisms as a crucial precondition of speeding up gender equality, as well as discussing changes and challenges within institutional mechanisms since 2006...

  • Global Gender Equality Politics since the 1960's

    This conference is meant to be a moment for critical investigation as well as for understanding historical contexts of gender politics in different countries. The theme of the conference addresses ongoing gender equality politics as well as legislation against gender discrimination as a part of transnational transformations . The intention is to examine the origins, genealogy, evolution, historical contexts and...

  • II European Geographies of Sexualities Conference, Lisbon 2013

    Sexualities have become a legitimate and significant area of geographical research, across diverse areas ranging from cultural, social and feminist geographies, to political and economic domains. One of the main characteristics of studies on sexualities has been its critical and reflexive perspective, namely questioning hegemonies and modes of sexualised power relations. Although this work has brought some significant changes and...

  • Royal Statistical Society Annual Conference 2013

    The Society organises an annual international conference each summer in the UK. The 2013 Conference will take place from 2-5 September in Newcastle. On September 5, EIGE's Gender Equality Index will have a presentation: Measuring gender equality: an index for Europe.

  • International Symposium: "Work, Wellbeing and Wealth: Active Ageing at Work"

    The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH) will organise the international symposium "Work, Well-being and Wealth: Active Ageing at Work.” The vision of "an active life while ageing" is becoming one of the major social challenges in Europe. The European Union has launched the Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) ”More Years, Better Lives – the Potential and Challenges of Demographic Change"...

  • MINORITY RIGHTS SUMMER SCHOOL - NORMS AND PRACTICES IN CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST EUROPE - BUDAPEST AUGUST 2013

    The National University of Public Service (NUPS) in co-operation with the Tom Lantos Institute is organizing its first international Summer School on Minority Rights with a special focus on the implementation of norms in Central and Southeast Europe. The Summer School will host 30-35 participants from Europe and elsewhere. It offers a forum to discuss relevant practices and research issues...

  • Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway visits EIGE

    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...