This seminar highlights the benefits of integrating gender research in EU funded research and innovation. One of the world’s biggest challenges is the gender gap. At every stage of life, men’s and women’s life conditions are still highly unequal, in terms of health, financial situation, education, family life, political influence and opportunities for participating in the labour market on equal terms.
The annual Fundamental Rights Platform (FRP) meeting is one of the flagship events of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). The meeting brings together participants of the Fundamental Rights Platform – the agency’s network for cooperation with over 300 civil society organisations working on a variety of fundamental rights issues across the European Union. With about 180 civil society organisations attending the event in Vienna, the meeting offers plenty of opportunities for networking, good practice exchange as well as constructive discussions on how to improve fundamental rights situation in the European Union.
The Working group facilitates the development of reliable, harmonised and qualitative information for the follow-up of implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA) in the EU. The aim of the fourth meeting of the Working group is to present the report on “Gender Equality and Climate change” developed in the context of Danish Presidency of the EU Council, and to discuss EIGE’s activities in the areas of BPfA selected for review by the forthcoming Presidencies– “Violence against Women” and “Women and the Media”.
The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) is organising the Journalist Task Force meeting on two important topics that EIGE is working on: 1) Women and Economy and 2) Female Genital Mutilation that will take place on the 10-11 April 1012 in Copenhagen. The meeting is addressed to journalists, media representatives and communications experts from a number of EU Member States and Croatia that are working with Communication or Gender Equality in many different forms and aspects.
The UNESCO International Institute for Educational planning is organizing an e-forum on Gender equality in education: Looking beyond parity, from 26 March to 06 April 2012. Globally, 39 million girls are currently not enrolled in either primary or secondary education, while two–thirds of the world’s 796 million illiterate adults are women. Only about one third of countries have achieved gender parity at secondary level.
On the 8 March 2012 EIGE is launching an art exhibition „March ∞ Post idea‘‘ online on our website and Facebook. It is also possible to visit exhibition hall Titanikas, Maironio g. 3, Vilnius to see it between 8-31 March 2012. This exhibition will present art works of the outstanding Lithuanian female artists portraying gender equality issues. View the gallery of the March ∞ Post idea exhibition
EIGE invites organisations that are involved in data gathering, analysis and monitoring to a networking meeting in order to strengthen the regular exchange of information and cooperation in relation to gender-based violencework. The meeting aims to: inform about EIGE’s work and present the studies and projects that EIGE is developing in the field of gender-based violence; address data collection, analysis, harmonisation and dissemination in the field of gender-based violence;