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  • Meet Ms. Chrissie Wellington

    The Women Inspiring Europe 2011 Calendar features Ms. Chrissie Wellington in the month of July. Chrissie has won the Ironman contest – the hardest triathlon in the world – not once, not twice, but three times in a row, making her the third woman ever to achieve a triple Ironman Championship. She holds both the course record for the Ironman...

  • EIGE and ECWT start dialogue

    Virginja Langbakk, Director of the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) and Eva Fabry, Director of the European Centre for Women and Technology (ECWT) met on 29 June 2011 in Vilnius, Lithuania. Theydiscussed areas of collaboration between the two organizations, in particular, in the collection of data in the area of women and technology and in the upcoming research of...

  • Meet Ms. Michaela Miroiu

    The Women Inspiring Europe 2011 Calendar features Ms. Michaela Miroiu in the month of June. In 1989, when her country opened up, Michaela Miroiu was 34. “Already!”, she exclaims today and you can hear a pinch of regret in her voice. A passionate scientist and argumentative mind, Miroiu had to take the toll of being trapped under the Soviet rule...

  • Strong focus on EIGE's work with Gender Equality

    It was with great pleasure that the Institute received a visit from the Director of DG Justice, Directorate D (European Commission) - Mr. Aurel Ciobanu-Dordea , in Vilnius on the occasion of the Management Board meeting. left to right: Ms. Daniela Bankier, Head of Gender Equality Unit (European Commission), Mr. Aurel Ciobanu-Dordea, Director of DG Justice, Directorate D (European Commission)...

  • Journalists meet to discuss reconciliation

    Reconciliation is a topic that from time to time is picked up by the media. At the Journalists' Consultations Meeting (JCM) in Marseille, an introduction on promoting a balance between working, personal and family life for both women and men in the EU and a presentation of EIGE’s working areas was on the agenda. Barbara Wurster, EIGE Head of Operations...

  • European Parliament Committee for Women's Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) visit to EIGE

    The European Institute for Gender Equality in Vilnius and the committee for Women's Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) meet to discuss their cooperation during a first visit to the Institute. Other important points of discussion were the Europe 2020 strategy , reconciliation and violence against women . Over the course of two days the FEMM committee’s visit to EIGE featured...

  • Developing the EU Gender Equality Index

    Experts from across Europe have visited EIGE for the first International Organisations' Experts' Meeting on the new EU Gender Equality Index. Christopher Garroway (OECD), Andres Vikat (UNECE) and Ligia Nobrega (EIGE) The European Commission has started a concrete process toward the construction of a European Union Gender Equality Index. EIGE is leading the process by carrying out research on the...

  • Meet Ms. Stanimira Hadjimitova

    The Women Inspiring Europe 2011 Calendar features Ms. Stanimira Hadjimitova in the month of May. With her smart haircut, tailored dark suit and crisp white shirt, Stanimira Hadjimitova is every inch the tough businesswoman. One of only a few women to graduate in a technical field from the University of Sofia, she could have stayed on the same path, climbing...

  • Work-life balance for men and women remains unequal

    Current research by EIGE suggests that, despite improvements in policy, the work-life balance for men and women remains unequal in Europe. The research indicates that women remain the main carers of children and the elderly, in the majority of the Member States of the European Union. Thus women, more than men, face the difficulty of reconciling the role of the...

  • EIGE and UN Women meeting on future cooperation

    Erika Kvapilova, regional Programme Director for Central and South East Europe from United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women paid a visit to EIGE. Ms. Kvapilova met with the institute' s Director Virginija Langbakk and had a good opportunity to exchange plans and point of views on future cooperation. Among areas of interest the topic of...

  • Visit from the Lithuanian Government

    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...

  • One of the few that cannot be replaced - Izabela Jaruga-Nowacka

    The Women Inspiring Europe 2011 Calendar features Izabela Jaruga-Nowackain the month of April . This month, in April 2011, will mark the first anniversary of Izabela Jaruga-Nowacka death. It will also be the anniversary of a national tragedy. On April, Poland suffered one of its worst political disasters after President Lech Kacynski and an exclusive government delegation were killed in...