On 7th of September, 2010 - Ms Barbara Wurster, Head of Operations had a meeting with Ms Metka Roksandic, President of the Women's Lobby of Slovenia and Member of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) as well as with Ms Daiva Kvedaraite, International Secretary of the Lithuanian Trade Union "Solidarumas" and Member of the European Economic and Social Committee.The Institute's guests exchanged a series of information and opinions on the issues of women in decision making and the problem of violence against women.
In a letter to the Institute, Deputy Spokesperson of the Republic of Lithuania's Parliament (Seimas) Česlovas Juršėnas officially congratulated the Institute on the occasion of its opening. In his message to the Institute, he made reference to the current patriarchal climate of today which clearly requires attention.In a letter to the Institute, Deputy Spokesperson of the Republic of Lithuania's Parliament (Seimas) Česlovas Juršėnas officially congratulated the Institute on the occasion of its opening.
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė and Swedish MEP Eva-Britt Svensson marked the European Institute for Gender Equality’s (EIGE) opening at a conference today in Vilnius. The Institute, the first EU agency to be based in one of the Baltic States, will collect data and statistics on gender-equality issues and help the European Commission make evidence-based policy decisions.According to the Lithuanian President, equality between women and men is a fundamental right and a common value of the European Union.
Birželio 20 dieną, sekmadienį, Vilniuje atidaromas Europos lyčių lygybės institutas miestiečius sveikins nuotaikingu grupių ”Skamp”, ”Saulės kliošas”, ”Empti” ir atlikėjos JurgosŠeduikytėskoncertu Rotušės aikštėje. Taip pat bus paskelbtas Instituto logotipo konkursas, kuriame galės dalyvauti visi kūrybingi Europos gyventojai. Pirmadienį, birželio 21 d., Vilniaus Rotušėje vyks tarptautinė konferencija, kurioje aukšto lygio Europos Sąjungos institucijų bei valstybių narių atstovai aptars lyčių lygybės klausimus.
On June 20 - 21, 2010 – Vilnius, Lithuania will bear witness to the official opening of the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE). An open-air public concert at the main square of the city's Town Hall will open the two-day event beginning Sunday (20 June). During this concert, a competition for the creation of the Institute's main logo will be launched.The conference “Equality between women and men, progress, challenges and best practices” will take place the following day (21 June).
Friday, 26 March 2010 European Institute for Gender EqualityActivity announcement on the "Women of Europe" On 8th March 2010, EIGE announced the launch of an ongoing activity; the creation of its future "Women of Europe" database. EIGE encourages nominations from and about the successful 'Women of Europe'. The activity aims to highlight their achievements and success stories - as part of its efforts to disseminate information regarding positive examples of non-stereotypical roles and to publicise such success stories.EIGE Director Virginija Langbakk, commented:
The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) opened its doors in Vilnius on 16 December 2009.The newInstitutes premises inVilnius were unveiled at a ceremony with: The Presidents of Lithuania and Latvia, Dalia Grybauskaitė and Valdis Zatlers EuropeanCommissioner Vladimír Špidla The Institute's Chair of the Management Board, Eva Welskop-Deffaa The Director of the Institute, Virginija LangbakkEIGE's Management Board, the Institute's decision-making body, also held its last official meeting of 2009 in Vilnius.
The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) will hold an information meeting with Finland's group of Social Democratic Women on Friday 16 October - as part of the newly formed Agency's efforts to inform stakeholders about its operations. Today's meeting will be dedicated to presenting the agency's mandate, structures and working methods. The meeting will also allow the Agency to inform the European Parliament about its overall objectives which include supporting the EU institutions and the Member States in promoting equality between women and men, combating sex discrimination, and raising EU citizens' gender awareness.Ms Virginija Langbakk, the EIGE's Director said: