The European Community of Practice on Gender Mainstreaming (Gender-CoP) and the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS), Germany, would like to invite you to the Expert Conference “Gender Budgeting in the ESF – Opportunities, Examples and Limits” in Berlin on September 27, 2012. Equality between women and men has gained in importance in the Structural Funds, and in particular in the European Social Fund, following the mandatory implementation of the Gender Mainstreaming strategy and specific actions over the last three programming periods.
The consultation meeting on good practices in preventing domestic violence is organised in the frame of EIGE’s study “Collection of methods, tools and good practices in the field of domestic violence (as described by area D of Beijing Platform for Action) in the EU 27 Member States and Croatia”. One of the study’s aims is to assess and collect practices with potential in EU27 and Croatia and identify good practices.
In the framework of EIGE’s two-year project on gender training in the EU an online discussion on gender training was held on 25-26 September 2012 followed up by the European Conference on 13-14 November 2012 in Vilnius, Lithuania. During the two-day online discussion training practitioners, experts and policy makers have exchanged views and information about the provision of gender training in Europe and explored how to improve the quality of gender training, increasing in this way the effectiveness of gender mainstreaming.
On 20 and 21 September EIGE is bringing together experts from the EU Member States in Vilnius to participate in the 4th meeting of the Thematic Network on Gender Mainstreaming. The Thematic Network of Gender Mainstreaming was established in 2010 to enhance capacity of the Institute in developing its Gender Mainstreaming (GM) agenda and support positive developments in the implementation of GM policies in the Member States (MS).
The conference "Eradicating domestic violence", will be held on Friday, 21 September 2012, from 9:30 to 13:00, at the EESC premises (rue Belliard 99 - 1040 Brussels, meeting room: JDE 62). The EESC already issued an opinion on Domestic violence against women in 2006, highlighting civil society's concern about this matter. As this problem persists, also the recommendations set out at that time continue to hold true.
Join the EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator and experts from EU agencies for a webinar and online discussion on the steps that are being taken to eradicate trafficking in human beings. Hundreds of thousands of victims are trafficked across the EU every year. Trafficking in human beings – which can be classified as a modern form of slavery – is a serious crime, involving a violation of basic human rights.
Towards good practices in prevention, protection, prosecution, provision of services, partnerships towards experience exchange in the frame of EIGE's study to map the current situation and trends of FGM in the EU 27 Member States and Croatia The expert meeting is organised in the frame of EIGE’s study to map the current situation and trends of FGM in the 27 EU Member States and Croatia.
The seminar "Women Supporting Women – Encouraging Women’s Political Participation" is organised by The Coalition of Finnish Women´s Associations (NYTKIS) and the Embassy of Finland in Vilnius on 13 September 2012 Agenda (.pdf, 30,3KB)
In the past few years there have been numerous prominent examples of women working as agents of change; such as the Arab Spring where women have used their influence to help bring about democratic change, at great risks to themselves and their families. The objectives of this expert roundtable are not as dramatic, but are equally important. Every OSCE pS and OSCE field operation has experience of marginalized communities that live within their own isolated communities within the larger society.
The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) will participate in the IFLA World Library and Information Congress satellite conference on "How can libraries and information centres improve access to women's information and preserve women's cultural heritage?", on 9 August 2012, in Tampere, Finland. Ana Sofia Fernandes, EIGE's Resource & Documentation Center (RDC) officer will present a communication on the development of EIGE's RDC to an audience composed of information and documentation centers representatives from all over Europe.
The European Commission organises the launch of its campaign to promote Women in Research and Innovation. The objective is to encourage more girls to take an interest in science at school and to engage young women in scientific research careers, a field where they remain underrepresented in Europe. The launch event will take place at the European Parliament in Brussels on 21 June 2012, from 14.30 to 17.00.