Audrius Bitinas - Vice-minister of Social Security and Labour and Vanda Jurseniene - Deputy Head of European Union Division, Ministry of Social Security and Labour visited EIGE on 6th of April 2011. The main topics of discussion were the preparatory work for the upcoming Presidency of Lithuania, the selected area of the Beijing Platformfor Action (BPfA) to be reviewed by EIGE and institutional cooperation between the Institute and the Ministry.


Lithuania will take the Presidency of the European Union Council from the second half of 2013. Including the many important tasks for the Presidency is the follow -up of the cirtical area of concern identified in theBPfA that deals with Gender Equality issues.