• Gendering the Flagships

    The European Commission (DG Employment) and the European Community of Practice on Gender Mainstreaming ( are pleased to invite you to participate in a conference with the aim of increasing the understanding of how Gender Equality is fundamental in order to meet the objectives of the EU 2020 strategy. The purpose of the conference is to explore the flagship themes from a gender perspective, showing how gender equality is a fundamental aspect for sound and sustainable economic and social development.

  • A European Strategy to work towards the eradication of Trafficking in Human Beings

    The European Commission presents an EU strategy towards the eradication of trafficking in Human Beings for 2012-2016. Background: Trafficking in human beings is the slavery of our times and takes many forms, evolving with changing socio-economic circumstances. The European Commission is therefore launching an EU strategy towards the eradication of trafficking in human beings for the period 2012-2016 based on five key priorities, including better identifying and protecting the victims and increasing prosecution of traffickers.

  • Expert Meeting on FGM - Measuring Prevalence of FGM: Experience Exchange

    The expert meeting on “Measuring prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Europe” in the frame of EIGE’s study to map the current situation and trends of FGM in the 27 EU Member States and Croatia, will take place on June 1, 2012 in Paris. The study aims to assess and analyse the situation of female genital mutilation (FGM) focusing on:

  • Meeting with Equinet

    Promoting gender equality and the effective implementation of equal treatment legislation was on the agenda when a joint meeting between EQUINET and EIGE was hosted by EIGE on Thursday 24 May 2012. It took place in connection with the the European Network of Equality Bodies (Equinet) Legal Training in Vilnius. This meeting provided an opportunity for EQUINET members to learn more about the work of EIGE and an opportunity to discuss issues like equal treatment legislation.

  • Thematic network on gender training

    A meeting of EIGE Thematic Network on Gender Training will take place in Vilnius on 23 May 2012. It is part of EIGE’s project “Gender Training in the European Union: Mapping, Research and Stakeholder’s Engagement”. A result of the project will be, among others, the first comprehensive EU-wide database on gender training high-quality tools, resources and trainers. It will work as a tool for improved policy implementation.

  • 8th European Feminist Research Conference

    The Politics of Location Revisited: Gender@2012 The 8th European Feminist Research Conference invites scholars, students, activists and policy makers to re-visit their politics of location in the light of current crises in Europe and beyond, and to reflect upon the ways in which feminist scholarly tools can be used for understanding and for changing the world.

  • Equal Pay – How do we strengthen access to Justice?

    The aim of the conference is to highlight access to justice in the field of equal pay. The conference will address a number of important conditions and difficulties in the enforcement of the equal pay principle in Europe. The focus of the conference will be on how to promote a more effective access to justice. The conference is supported by the Danish EU Presidency and the Danish Ministry of Employment.

  • Exchange of good practice - women in decision-making

    The second meeting on exchange of good practice will be organised in Norway on 10-11 May 2012. This exchange will focus on women in decision-making. Norway, Denmark and the UK will present their tools to improve female representation in economic decision-making. The programme of exchange of good practice on gender equality aims at reinforcing mutual learning among EU countries and other participating countries.

  • Peer review meeting on female genital mutilation

    EIGE will organise a peer review meeting on female genital mutilation (FGM) in the frame of EIGE’s study to map the current situation and trends of FGM in the 27 EU Member States and Croatia, on 10 May 2012 in Vilnius. The meeting will be dedicated to: present the findings of the 1st phase of the study (overview of available data, including an assessment of the quality and comparability of the data and identification of gaps, overlaps, commonalities in data availability in all MS and Croatia);

  • Gender Research Improving Europe

    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.