• Eliminating Violence against Women in Europe Intersectoral Approaches and Actions - Press release

    Copenhagen, Vienna and Vilnius, 25 November 2013A quarter of all women in the WHO European Region experience physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner. Today, on the first day of the 16-day global campaign of Activism Against Gender Violence, the City of Vienna, with the European Institute for Gender Equality and the WHO Regional Office for Europe, will raise the anti-violence flag to draw attention in Europe to this hidden epidemic.During their lives, 25.4% of women in the European Region experience physical and/or sexual violence by intimate partners, and 5.2% experience sexual violence from people who are not their partners, according to the WHO report Global and regional estimates of violence against women.“Violence against women can not be tolerated in any society,” says Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe.

  • Sneak peek into the in-depth study results: Investing in gender capacity

    The final report of EIGE’s in-depth research on gender training is due in the beginning of 2014. The researchers are working hard to analyse the data collected while exploring the good practices in Sweden, Greece, Germany, Austria and Finland.Herewith we offer you a sneak peek into the final results of the study. It very much looks like one needs to move in the direction of strengthening the commitment at all levels for developing gender capacity of civil servants if one wishes to see the success of gender mainstreaming.Preliminary results of EIGE's study on gender training in the EU:

  • Gateway to EU gender equality knowledge launched

    Knowledge available at the right time to the right peopleWhen one needs to find the right information on gender equality in the EU, then EIGE is the place to be. The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) today launched its Resource and Documentation Centre (RDC) with an EU-wide conference in Vilnius in the presence of EU Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science Maire Geoghegan-Quinn and Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Policy of Bulgaria, Lazar Lazarov.

  • Visit to EIGE by the European Parliament's Committee on Budgets

    The European Institute for Gender Equality welcomes the EP Committee on Budgets forits first visit to EIGE, on 18 Sep 2013.Being a young institution, the visit is of outmost importance to a common understanding on the tasks assigned to the Institute and the availability of the budget that matches these tasks.[img_assist|nid=6696|title=|desc=|link=node|align=left|width=100|height=75][img_assist|nid=6697|title=|desc=|link=node|align=left|width=100|height=75][img_assist|nid=6698|title=|desc=|link=node|align=left|width=100|height=75]Budgetary controls were among the first powers to be acquired by the Parliament and have been further strengthened with the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon.

  • Women under-represented in decision-making in media organisations

    Women hold only 22% of strategic decision-making posts in the public media and only 12% in the private media organisations in the EU-27– as the research of the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) shows.‘Increased number of women in the decision-making structures of media organisations would bring social justice, better use of talents and innovative decisions. It would also improve media content.’ - says Virginija Langbakk, Director of the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE).

  • EIGE opens nominations for the 2014 Wo/Men Inspiring Europe Calendar!

    EIGE is awaiting your nominations of women and men who have had successful initiatives and fostered gender equality in their communities. You can nominate outstanding people regardless of their sex, race, colour, ethnic or social origin, genetic features, language, religion or belief, political or any other opinion, membership of a national minority, property, birth, disability, age or sexual orientation. Fill in the nomination form!

  • First Gender Equality Index Reveals - the EU is only halfway towards gender equality

    How can we move forward when half of us are being held back?The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) is launching the first Gender Equality Index for the European Union. ‘The Gender Equality Index shows differences in outcomes between women and men at the individual level in EU Member States,’ says Virginija Langbakk, the Director of EIGE. ‘This unique measurement tool supports evidence-based policy-making and indicates where political priorities should be shifted to accelerate the process of achieving a gender-equal Europe.’ Although gender equality values have been recognised since its earliest days, the European Union is only halfway towards a gender-equal society, with an average EU score of 54 (where 1 stands for no gender equality and 100 for full gender equality).

  • Equality between women and men closer to citizens: The European Institute for Gender Equality opens the entry point of its Resource & Documentation Centre

    All citizens will get access to information on gender equality and the possibility to be a part of a networking community when the European Institute for Gender Equality opens the entry point of its Resource & Documentation Centre. Officially launched on 31 May 2013, together with the Opening of the EU House in Vilnius, it is made available today, 11 June 2013, to all citizens.

  • The EU House is now a reality

    Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaitė, EU Commissions Vice-president Viviane Redingand the President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz. They were all there when the EU House was opened.The European Commission Representation, the European Parliament Information Office and the European Institute for Gender Equality – all under one roof. It is the first time such an EU House has been created.The EU House is locatet at Gedimino pr.

  • In-depth phase of the study on Gender training in the European Union

    In 2013 EIGE started the in-depth phase of the study on ‘Gender Training in the European Union: Mapping, Research and Stakeholders Engagement’. The project is a continuation of a mapping exercise on gender training in the EU and Croatia that was completed in 2012 with the European Conference on ‘Advancing Gender Training to Support Effective Gender Mainstreaming’.In a nutshell the findings from Phase I of the study are as follows:

  • Gender Trainers database is online

    In May 2013, EIGE launched the database of gender trainers and training organisations as part of the Institute’s effort to facilitate the effective implementation of gender equality policies and programmes through gender training in the EU.The database is a freely searchable directory of over 200 gender trainers from all over the EU. The initial list of gender trainers, which was further on updated and developed under this project, was entrusted to EIGE by the OPERA team of researchers of the QUING project.EIGE’s database of gender trainers was developed along with EIGE’s database of gender training resources as part of the study on Gender training in the EU:

  • Visit of the President of Finland

    During the state visit to the Republic of Lithuania the President of the Republic of Finland, Sauli Niinistö, and the prominent representatives of the Republic of Finland visited EIGE to learn about the Institute’s work and the situation of women and men in the European Union.Among topics discussed was the achievements of Finland’s when it comes to gender equality and inspiring initiatives.