It is our great pleasure to congratulate Tanja Auvinen, Finland, on being elected as Chair of the Board, and Kira Appel, Denmark, on being elected as Vice-Chair of the Board following the first meeting of EIGE’s Management Board, held on 16-17 of June 2022. We would also like to extend a warm welcome to the new members who have joined our (rotating) Board of 18 Member States and one representative of the European Commission.
EIGE’s Resources and Documentation Centre (RDC) is undergoing a transformation to better address the needs of its users. After more than eleven successful years, the Resource and Documentation Centre will further develop its knowledge management dimensions. For EIGE’s library, this transformation means that EIGE will donate a large number of books from its collection to Vilnius University library. Resources are now available to a wider audience than ever before, giving the public a chance to learn more about gender equality.
Improving gender equality is one of the key ways to improve a country’s economy. This message resonated during the recent meetings between the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) and Irene Montero, Spain’s Minister for Equality.
Save the date for the first-ever EIGE Gender Equality Forum on 24 and 25 October 2022. Join as gender equality champions discuss how to build an economy that works for women, men, girls and boys in all their diversity.
Over the last 20 years, gender balance (quota of at least 40 % of each gender) has improved in EU Member States’ parliaments. And the application of legislative quotas that aims to ensure a minimum proportion of each gender among candidates has played a key role.
This update extends guidance beyond universities and research-performing organisations to give wider audiences access to a simple way of making gender equality plans part of their institutional strategies.
Equality between women and men is one of the values of the European Union. It is written into the Union’s founding treaties. And it is a goal the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) is proud to help EU Member States work towards.