The European Institute for Gender Equality has launched a new project on the benefits of gender equality (BGE) in April 2013.

By introducing a focus on the benefits of gender equality, EIGE seeks to effectively advocate for a stronger inclusion of gender equality in the political agenda across the EU in times when the economic and social crisis hampers gender equality achievements and structures.

The project will include background papers, online discussions and expert group meetings (EGMs) by renowned experts and leading policy-makers focusing on evidence-based advocacy for gender equality in the EU. 

It seeks to identify the concepts, key components and rationales most commonly used to bolster gender equality policy-making. Furthermore, it will analyse the type of evidence needed to inform policy with a more rational, rigorous and systematic approach to gender equality.

The second meeting on the benefits of gender equality will take place in Vilnius on 20-21 June 2013