The European Institute for Gender Equality Annual Report

2012

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BPfA Cedefop ECLAS EFSA EMPL EPSCO ETF EuroVoc EWL Equinet Eurofound FRA GBV GEI GIA GM HLG HoO HR ICS ILO IR LMS MB MTGP OECD OLAF RDC SIS Beijing Platform for Action European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training European Commission Libraries Catalogue European Food Safety Authority Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council European Training Foundation multilingual thesaurus of the European Union European Women’s Lobby European Network of Equality Bodies European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights gender-based violence Gender Equality Index gender impact assessment gender mainstreaming High-Level Group on Gender Mainstreaming Head of Operations of EIGE human resources internal control standards International Labour Organisation internal rules library management system Management Board methods, tools and good practices Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development European Commission Anti-Fraud Office Resource and Documentation Centre of EIGE statistical information system (the relational database underpinning the EIGE Gender Equality Index) seconded national expert United Nations Economic Commission for Europe United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation working group Women Inspiring Europe (calendar) Women Information Network Europe work programme

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eu/commission_2010-2014/president/about/political/index_en. (1) J. M.’ José Manuel Barroso. Barroso.EIGE’S Annual Report 2012 ‘I believe in a Europe that gives every man and woman the freedom and security to develop their potential to the full. free from discrimination. ‘Political Guidelines for the next European Commission’.europa. President of the European Commission (1). 2009 (http://ec. .htm).

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.....................9 EIGE’s objectives in 2012..22 Measuring progress of gender equality in Europe — the Gender Equality Index ....................................................................................................................................Contents Highlights of 2012 ............................................................................................4 Foreword by the Chair of the Management Board.......................................................37 EIGE’S Annual Report 2012 / 3 .................................................................................................6 Foreword by the Director.................................................................................................36 Annexes ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................30 Awareness raising..................................11 EIGE’s focus in 2012 — gender-based violence .....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................20 Violence against women: victim support...................................................................................................................................................................................12 Supporting policymaking on solid grounds: the importance of reliable statistics ....... networking and communication.................................27 Making EIGE’s expertise available ..................................................................................32 Dialogue and partnerships for the advancement of gender equality ..24 Supporting effective policymaking and implementation .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................19 Gender equality and climate change ....7 What is the European Institute for Gender Equality? .........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

Main publications: ‘Review of the implementation in the EU of Area K of the Beijing Platform for Action: Gender Equality and Climate Change’. EU and international levels on climate change were collected and published on EIGE’s website. number and use of support services for women victims of domestic violence in the 27 EU Member States and Croatia was collected and published on EIGE’s website. EU and international levels on climate change and gender segmentation of tertiary education in scientific and technical fields. • • • EIGE’s online database ‘Men and gender equality’ contains information on the EU-wide initiatives encouraging men to become part of gender equality initiatives. contract agents. will be available online through EIGE’s Resource and Documentation Centre (RDC) in 2013. 142 pages ‘Rationale for the Gender Equality Index for Europe’. 126 pages • • New data sets: Comparable and reliable primary data on women’s participation in decision-making within the public sector at national. Within the ‘Study to map the current situation and trends of female genital mutilation in 27 EU Member States and Croatia’.Highlights of 2012 Staff features: Some 19 nationalities and a total of 51 staff members (temporary agents. This information. legal documents (270). offering a brief presentation of actors across the European Union contributing to a more effective involvement of men in the promotion of gender equality. seconded national experts and trainees) as of 31 December 2012 • Policy. EIGE collected information on policies (320). 10 pages Conference materials ‘Gender training in the European Union: Mapping. 2012. 2012. Social 4 / EIGE’S Annual Report 2012 . Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO) in June 2012. 60 pages • A full set of comparable and reliable primary data on the range. tools and good practices (600) on combating female genital mutilation (FGM). • • • New databases: EIGE’s online database of ‘Gender trainers and training organisations’ features practical and up-to-date information. • ‘Review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action in the EU Member States: Violence against women — Victim support’. such as profiles of trainers and organisations offering gender training across the EU and Croatia. 2012. methods. research and stakeholders’ engagement’. 2012. together with the annotated bibliography on the subject. Other publications: Some 25 publications covering different areas of the Institute’s work • • New gender equality indicators: Four new indicators were proposed by EIGE and endorsed by the Employment. Report and main findings developed in support of the Danish Presidency of the Council of the European Union. 39 pages Report ‘Men’s involvement in gender equality initiatives in the European Union’. Report and main findings developed in support of the Cypriot Presidency of the EU Council. 2012. extent. They concerned women’s participation in decision-making within the public sector at national.

organised in Vilnius (Lithuania) on 13 and 14 November 2012. These records include EIGE’s catalogued library resources. • • Events.Cooperation agreements with five Member States in the framework of EIGE’s Resource and Documentation Centre: More than 26 000 records were made available online on 7 November 2012 through the RDC. EIGE had 3 064 followers on its Facebook page. trainers and experts in gender training from all Member States and European institutions. More than 445 experts took part in numerous consultation meetings. brought together more than 150 public servants. Approximately 9 000 copies of the ‘Women inspiring Europe’ 2013 calendar were distributed to stakeholders across the European Union and beyond. resources harvested from external sources and resources collected by the institute. communications and networking: Some 33 journalists participated in journalist thematic network meetings in April and November 2012. • • • • Some 33 gender experts from nearly all the Member States participated in the first online discussion on the Institute’s EuroGender platform. By 5 October 2012. • The European conference ‘Advancing gender mainstreaming to support effective gender EIGE’S Annual Report 2012 / 5 . producing more than 50 articles. • mainstreaming’. ICT infrastructure: A new website and an intranet are in place and fully operational.

women also suffer the consequences of the crisis because its second effect was the adoption by several Member States of measures for budgetary restrictions in the public sector and the service sectors in general. EIGE finalised its Gender Equality Index in 2012. a centre for stocking. This tool will enable the regular evaluation of equality between men and women in the European Union. where women make up the majority of the workforce. Within this context.Foreword by the Vice-Chair of the Management Board Equality between men and women is one of the fundamental values of the European Union. Virginija Langbakk. this was due to the fact that women are underrepresented in the sectors most hit by its first effects. However. According to the study ordered by the Commission. now has a more essential role than ever to play. while women’s employment was able to put up a better ‘resistance’ to the crisis at first. partly because the officials of the different institutions of the states weren’t made aware and trained as regards to gender mainstreaming. I would like to thank the Director. the Management Board and I are convinced that EIGE. our will and commitment to make equality between women and men a reality remain intact. This is why. On behalf of the Management Board. and her staff for the remarkable work that was done in 2012. making EIGE the memory and brain of the EU in gender equality matters. Another challenge taken up by EIGE was to improve and deepen the knowledge of gender equality and to make it more visible and indispensable in policy development. most of the economic relaunch measures undertaken by the Member States were not subjected to a gender screening beforehand. The economic and financial crisis that has been affecting Europe since 2008 has important repercussions on the social and economic situation of men and women and their equality. tools. Finally. development and dissemination of data. EIGE finalised the work that was started in 2010 with a view to developing a gender mainstreaming training tool for the officials of the different institutions of the Member States. Michel Pasteel Vice-Chair of EIGE’s Management Board . at the end of 2012. as an agency specifically dedicated to gender issues. In this context. Despite the still numerous challenges. A recent study ordered by the Commission about the impact of the crisis on gender equality has come to the conclusion that. methods and good practices regarding gender equality in Europe. the Management Board and I are particularly delighted about the implementation of EIGE’s Resource and Documentation Centre.

which also endorsed four new indicators proposed by EIGE on gender equality and climate change. By the end of the year. comparable and reliable data.Foreword by the Director Equality between women and men is a fundamental value of the EU and is vital for economic and social growth. Proper utilisation of the potential of women and men. compared to 2011. The institute signed its Seat Agreement with the Lithuanian government and finalised procedures allowing for its move into permanent premises in the ‘EU House’ in Vilnius. expertise and recommendations on gender equality in the EU in a number of policy areas. It is with delight that I proclaim 2012 a year of great achievements for EIGE. tools and good practices within the 27 EU Member States and Croatia on combating female genital mutilation (FGM). with two reports produced for the Presidencies of the Council: ‘Gender equality and climate change’ and ‘Violence against women — Victim support’. From a managerial perspective. Social Policy. Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO). methods. their different experiences and needs. submitted the report on ‘Violence against Women — Victim Support’ to the Cypriot presidency and delivered a full set of comparable and reliable data on support services for women victims of violence in Member States and Croatia — collecting such data for the first time in Europe. The institute reached an important milestone in 2012 with the development of its tool — the Gender Equality Index — which will assess (in)equalities between women and men in the EU Member States. I am confident that the index. Both reports served as the basis for the conclusions prepared by the presidencies and adopted by the Employment. during its second year of full operation. EIGE produced relevant. will become an important tool for the EU institutions and equally for the Member States in measuring the gender equality perspective in various policy areas. The institute reached 100 % of its outputs in this area. legal documents. including the goals set by the European Commission in the Europe 2020 growth strategy. by the end of 2012 EIGE had reached a remarkable 100 % recruitment rate. ones that added important contributions in the strengthening of gender equality across the EU. the institute had firmly established itself as a reputable provider of credible and professional support to the presidencies of the Council of the European Union within the framework of the EU’s commitments for the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action. At this stage. the institute has developed a number of reports in this area. the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) delivered its first added-value products supporting EU-27 policymakers in achieving the EU’s objectives. it has collected information on policies. . Notably. Addressing the urgent need to collect reliable and comparable data on gender-based violence in the EU. I am proud to say that in 2012. prosperity and competitiveness. and balanced engagement in the process of shaping the future development of the European Union could and should impact on the political debate and the way we deal with current economic and social challenges. executed 96 % of its budget and improved payment appropriations by 35 %.

EIGE’s unique Resource and Documentation Centre (RDC). having made more than 26 000 records available online by November 2012. The dedicated team at EIGE has worked tirelessly to bring these products to fruition. reached a milestone. the guidance of the European Commission. Throughout 2012. and the active support of the European Parliament and its Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) Committee were greatly appreciated. with the constant and dedicated engagement of its Management Board and the members of its Standing Committee. It is very rewarding to promote gender equality through EIGE’s concrete achievements. its Member States and research and civil society organisations at both an international conference on gender training and though an online database of ‘gender trainers and training organisations’. Furthermore. EIGE presented the results of its work on gender mainstreaming tools and methods to the European Union. Virginija Langbakk Director The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) .Contributing to the effective implementation of gender mainstreaming in the EU throughout the year. developed to serve as a one-stop shop and user-friendly gateway to gender equality resources and materials. especially the Directorate-General for Justice. The Institute’s Experts’ Forum and its working groups are a constant source of support and expertise. and we are confident that our work will be a constant in the European Union’s commitment to equality between women and men across Europe.

do?uri=OJ:L:2006:403:0009:0017:EN:PDF). These views. The Experts’ Forum. EIGE was set up to become a specialised. the Management Board.europa. established by Regulation (EC) No 1922/2006. EIGE’s specific tasks. It was created in line with the vision of the European Parliament as stated in its 2004 study on the role of a future European gender institute (2). solid and reliable European knowledge centre which brings unique added value for better informed policymaking and raised awareness on the importance of advancing gender equality in Europe. ‘Role of a future European gender institute — Study’. facilitating administrative and budgetary decisions. Directorate-General Internal Policies. (3) Regulation (EC) No 1922/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 December 2006 on establishing a European Institute for Gender Equality (http://eur-lex. It also provides advice to the Director.eu/sites/default/files/Role-of-a-future-European-GenderInstitute-Study. the Director closely works with and reports to EIGE’s decisionmaking body.pdf). to secure the highest standards of competence and a broad range of relevant and transdisciplinary expertise in the area of gender equality. defined in Article 3 of the founding regulation. How these tasks are realised is described in detail (2) European Parliament.eu/LexUriServ/ LexUriServ. europa. the Commission appoints its members of the Management Board directly.What is the European Institute for Gender Equality? The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) is a decentralised EU agency. 2004 (http://eige. is another entity working in synergy with the institute. The Management Board consists of 18 Member State representatives and one member representing the Commission (5). EIGE’S Annual Report 2012 / 9 . to raise EU citizens’ awareness of gender equality by providing technical assistance to the Community Institutions. due to the growing intensity and complexity of EIGE’s operations. reiterated by José Manuel Barroso in 2009. as set out in Article 3 of the regulation establishing the European Institute for Gender Equality’ (3). The Experts’ Forum includes members from organisations specialising in gender equality from every Member State. Article 2 of EIGE’s founding act assigns it the following overall objectives: ‘…to contribute to and strengthen the promotion of gender equality. They are appointed for a 3-year mandate and alternate in the same order as the rotating presidencies of the Council of the European Union. How is EIGE organised? The Institute’s organisational structure follows the operational and administrative objectives. represent the basic values and aspirations of the European Union regarding gender equality on their way to becoming a reality. The Standing Committee assists the Management Board in preparing strategic policies. the Management Board established a Standing Committee. have not been dealt with by the European Commission or the Member States. In managing day-to-day activities. Broader guidelines for the Institute’s work are set out in its midterm work programme. or advisory body. including gender mainstreaming in all Community policies and the resulting national policies. to contribute to the fight against discrimination based on sex.europa. three representatives appointed by the European Commission (European-level social partners and community level non-governmental organisations) and two members appointed by the European Parliament. In May 2011. in particular the Commission and the authorities of the Member States. The forum is a mechanism for (4) EIGE’s documents can be downloaded at: http://eige.eu/ content/important-documents (5) While the Member States’ representatives are appointed by the EU Council on the basis of a proposal from the Member States concerned. in EIGE’s annual work programmes (4) which are adopted by its Management Board. an independent legal entity under European public law.

in particular those facing the present demographic and economic challenges. a decision was taken that the Council of the EU would be responsible for providing information about the progress by the Member States in the area of gender equality in the critical areas of concern. commitments of the European Union. analysing and processing information on gender equality in Europe in order to actively disseminate it. It ensures close cooperation between the institute and competent bodies in the Member States. and an independent source of information and knowledge on them. making equality between women and men a reality for all Europeans and beyond EIGE’s legal and political framework is defined by the EU’s firm conviction that equality between women and men is not only a fundamental right. tools and methods on equality between women and men supporting its stakeholders and actors in Europe. It aims to highlight the achievements and challenges of gender equality policies and share available data. as defined by the Beijing Platform for Action. such as the Europe 2020 policy framework. The Institute’s vision is: to become the European knowledge centre on gender equality issues The planning and implementation of all EIGE’s activities is based on a coherent approach that involves collecting. The Institute’s mission is: EIGE’s vision and mission Equality between women and men is both a fundamental right and a common principle for the EU. EIGE set out to become an effective EU agency that collects knowledge and expertise. knowledge and tools and methods on equality between women and men. which it stores and disseminates through its Resource and Documentation Centre. and centralises and processes data. In its 2012 annual work programme. The Council would be also responsible for reviewing and evaluating this progress. This enables the institute to carry out its mission of becoming the European knowledge centre on gender equality issues. 10 / EIGE’S Annual Report 2012 .exchanging expertise on gender equality issues and the pooling of knowledge. but is also vital for the solidarity and indispensable development of European societies. These principles and conclusions are enshrined in a number of core documents. such as its adherence to the Beijing Platform for Action (6). the European Commission’s strategy for equality between women and men 2010−15 and the international (6) In 1998. and mainstreaming the principle of equality between women and men in all its activities represents an agreed strategy for the Union.

methods and good practices for gender equality and gender mainstreaming. and earlier studies by the institute in the area. In the framework of the Cypriot Presidency. Given the importance of the subject. a knowledge centre and the European Network on Gender Equality. The database provides information on anti-violence training. within the first focal area of its activities. the collection. publications and reports. as the basis for a specialised. tools and good practices to complement the areas of the BPfA selected by the presidencies and to gender training as one of the key tools for gender mainstreaming. gender-based violence has become the Institute’s focus in its annual report for 2012. methods. comparability and reliability of data and indicators related to gender equality issues. cymaking and measuring its achievements in the area of gender equality. To support the Danish and Cypriot presidencies of the EU Council in monitoring the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA) in the EU. EIGE also expanded and updated its database on Beijing indicators. In addition to these focal areas. It aimed at creating the administrative structure of the institute. ‘Women and men in the EU: facts and figures’. The development of the Gender Equality Index for the EU Member States is a significant task that also falls within the first focal area of the institute. solid and reliable European knowledge centre which brings unique added value for better informed policymaking and increased public awareness on the importance of advancing gender equality. The index offers the European Union a common assessment tool. In the first year of the two-year gender training project (2012−13) EIGE produced a report ‘Gender training in the European Union: Mapping. tools and good practices in the field of combating domestic violence was created. a database with methods.EIGE’s objectives in 2012 EIGE’s first mid-term work programme (2010−12) was completed in 2012. EuroGender. processing and dissemination of information. research and stakeholders’ engagement’ and organised an international conference in Vilnius. bringing together more than 150 policymakers. tools and good practices for gender equality work including gender mainstreaming. EIGE allocated significant resources to combating gender-based violence. The main activities in this area included conducting studies and managing the collection of data. The institute also started processing gender-related data for a series of fact sheets. trainers and researchers. In 2012. • • In order to support better-informed policymaking. It consists of an online and physical documentation centre. Priority was given to the collection of methods. processing and dissemination of tools. In 2012. methods and tools and good practices. the Member States and other stakeholders a coherent and centralised system to support the follow-up of progress towards the promotion of gender equality in all areas of concern of the BPfA. EIGE collected new data and information at the European level and provided recommendations on methods to improve the objectivity. EIGE produced two reports presenting the collected comparable data and recommendations on gender equality and climate change and violence against women with a focus on victim support. EIGE made a significant progress in the field of data collection through the establishment of its Resource and Documentation Centre. which offers the European institutions. it focused its activities on two broad areas: the collection of comparable and reliable data and development of indicators on gender equality. In 2012. the calculation of the index was completed. to prepare for its launch in June 2013. awareness-raising campaigns and tools for victim support in all the EU Member States and Croatia. supporting evidence-based poli- EIGE’S Annual Report 2012 / 11 . The second focal area concentrated on the collection.

Gender-based violence remains one of the most pervasive human rights violations of our time. the High Level Group on Gender Mainstreaming and EIGE’s Working Group on Beijing Indicators. The European Parliament resolution on the elimination of violence against women (26 November 2009) and the Council conclusions on the eradication of violence against women (8 March 2010) highlighted the lack of available and comparable data on violence against women in the European Union. University of Ljubljana. EIGE Management Board Member There are a number of reasons why gender-based violence (GBV) became the major area of work and the leading theme for EIGE’s activities in 2012. And she added: “Leave him today. Furthermore.EIGE’s focus in 2012 — gender-based violence ‘In my previous life as a radio journalist I [conducted] a few interviews with women. Genderbased violence reflects and reinforces inequalities between women and men and remains a major problem in the European Union. because one act of violence against you is one act too many”. victims of domestic violence. 12 / EIGE’S Annual Report 2012 . the European Commission addressed GBV in its strategy for equality between women and men 2010–15. In recent years. Review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action in the EU Member States: Violence against women — Victim support Report Violence against women: victim support The report was developed in cooperation with the Cypriot government. In all its forms. the European Commission. 9 out of 10 victims of intimate partner violence are women. This publication is a part of EIGE’s broader support to the presidencies of the EU Council in the follow-up of the implementation of objectives set up in the Beijing Platform for Action. However. One of them quoted Eleanor Roosevelt saying: “Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent”. EIGE’s report ‘Review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action in the EU Member States: Violence against women — Victim support’ is the first report in the EU to deliver a full set of comparable and reliable data on support services for women victims of violence in the Member States and Croatia. the EU bodies and institutions have strengthened their commitment to fighting GBV. it affects mostly women. In the EU. She said it all.’ Professor Roman Kuhar. it harms not just women alone but entire families and communities and all of society.

legal advice and other services).For progr.The report analyses and presents the current legal and policy developments in the EU to combat violence against women and provides an overview of the general and specialised services available for women survivors of intimate partner violence in the EU Member States and Croatia (emergency services. 2012 Source: data collected from the Member States and Croatia in March–April. extent and actual use of the support options and presents recommendations for developing support services. only 15 Member States and Croatia offer free-of-charge specialised shelters and only six helplines are free of charge and available 24/7. such as the provision of dedicated services for women facing multiple discrimination (including migrant. healthcare. evidence of progress in the Member States. 2012. in EU-27 and EU-27 28 24 Number of countries 20 17 23 28 26 25 25 Croatia 28 27 27 27 25 27 16 13 16 12 9 12 8 4 0 Counselling Emer. older. protection. The range of support services for women survivors of intimate partner violence. There is. Only 12 of the 27 Member States legally foresee state funding for specialised services for women victims of violence. legal. which is one of the basic recommendations of the Council of Europe. it also analyses data gaps and provides recommendations to improve the objectivity. however. comparability and reliability of the data in the EU. The findings conclude that only specialised services can fully meet the specific needs of women victims of violence (including safe accommodation. number. Croatia. bisexual and transgender (LBT) women and women with disabilities). young. It provides a full set of comparable and reliable data on the range. Furthermore. possibly the most common support for victims of domestic violence. are not in place and available everywhere. social and financial support) and support women’s recovery from trauma. Although 24 Member States and Croatia have women’s shelters and 17 Member States have women’s helplines. Some Member States have demonstrated significant improvements in specialised support services. psychological and employment counselling. Currently the number of specialised services is insufficient and unequally distributed in and among the Member States. 24/7 helplines. Women’s shelters and helplines. EIGE’S Annual Report 2012 / 13 .Available Women’s General Available Women’s General Available On Other gency websites Helplines Shelters Public information Police unite/ staff Legal advice 7 Labour Health Coordi. protocols nation women of services facing multiple discrim. ethnic and lesbian.

The lack of implementation of criminal laws and the imposition of sanctions have been identified as major reasons for impunity in the area of intimate partner violence. Only four Member States specifically position domestic violence as a form of GBV in their criminal codes. but proper implementation and evaluation is often missing. As a result. 14 / EIGE’S Annual Report 2012 . ensuring that every prosecution is a public matter. different classifications are applied and data are not comparable. but systematic coordination is missing. EIGE recommends the following actions. ensure their consistent use at national. the data are not disaggregated by sex and age of the victim and the perpetrator and they do not specify the type of violence and the relationship between the victim and the perpetrator. data collection and support services. Provide mandatory and systematic specialised training for professionals. shelters and so on) produce data on GBV. such as women’s shelters. and remove the requirement for victims to make a complaint or bring a private prosecution before criminal investigation can take place. In the first area — victim support services: Acknowledge the need for specialised services that apply a gender equality and human rights framework.In the area of legislative and policy measures. Furthermore. Implement criminal laws. helplines and counselling services. In the second area — legislative and policy measures: Recognise domestic violence as a form of gender-based violence and apply a common approach of human rights and gender equality rather than a gender-neutral framework of family protection. Ensure funds for it. the findings of the report show that domestic violence is still not recognised as a form of gender-based violence. European and international levels and guarantee regular data collection according to these. EIGE’S RECOMMENDATIONS Based on the findings of the report in the areas of legislative and policy measures. courts. Conduct regular prevalence surveys at national and EU levels. Improve the coordination of administrative data collection on gender-based violence at national. In the third area — data collection: Develop common definitions for all forms of violence against women. hospitals. regional and local levels. Remove all criminal law exceptions in general or special laws. EIGE’s report highlights the challenges related to the comparability of data due to differences in the definitions of forms of violence and classifications applied at the EU and Member States levels. • • • • • • • • • • Guarantee sustainable funding for specialised services. protection orders and the imposition of sanctions. regional. In the area of data collection. The vast majority of the Member States have developed and implemented national action plans to combat domestic violence and criminalise intimate partner violence and adopted protection orders. Monitor and evaluate the coordination of support services for victims of domestic violence. Many agencies within the different areas of operation (police. as they serve the specific needs of women survivors of violence and their children.

EIGE’S Annual Report 2012 / 15 . In 2011. awareness raising and victim support methods. The conclusions reaffirm that neither custom. The conclusions call on the European Parliament. It focused on training. tools and good practices in the field of domestic violence EIGE complemented its work for the Cypriot Presidency report with a study on good practices in the field of domestic violence. and the provision of support services for victims of domestic violence’ prepared by the Cypriot Presidency and adopted by EPSCO on 6 December 2012. in particular with a view to protecting and empowering women and ensuring that these services are tailored to their specific immediate and long-term needs and safety. Moreover. although some policies to abandon FGM have been developed in these countries. The study identified indicators to assess and monitor the situation in relation to FGM. Taking note of EIGE’s report. Its objective is to reduce the gaps in data collection on FGM. tradition.The report served as a basis for the conclusions on ‘Combating violence against women. One of the key actions to achieve gender equality specified by the Commission is the adoption of an EU-wide resolution on the eradication of female genital mutilation. coherent and comprehensive national approaches to FGM are rare. the Council called for it to be ensured that support services for victims of violence are in adequate supply and a gender equality perspective to be applied. following a direct request from Viviane Reding. They highlight the fact that domestic violence is a form of gender-based violence and a manifestation of historically unequal power relations between men and women. By collecting and disseminating effective approaches to gender-based violence. it received considerable attention in the EU. EIGE supports and promotes the exchange of experiences among stakeholders. culture. Furthermore. Combating female genital mutilation in Europe Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a form of gender-based violence rooted in cultural traditions that continues to be among the most brutal and most difficult to combat. The European Commission’s ‘Strategy for equality between women and men 2012–15’ specifically mentions it as a harmful practice. National action plans that deal exclusively with FGM exist in only eight Member States. The collection of methods. Several planned activities will (7) ‘Study to map the current situation and trends of female genital mutilation in 27 EU Member States and Croatia’: see Annex 2. The Council also called on the European Commission and Member States to improve the collection and dissemination of comparable. The study was carried out during 2012. In 2012. reliable and regularly updated data on victims and perpetrators of all forms of violence against women at both the EU and national levels and to make full use of the work of EIGE in this area. preventive actions as well as services for victims of FGM are seriously underfunded and are not organised in a structured or sustainable way. This study aimed to gather methods. The data resulting from the study were also used for the calculation of the Gender Equality Index. Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of Justice. information campaigns and competence and capacity-building activities. and thus support the development of strategies to combat female genital mutilation in the EU. One of the main conclusions drawn is the lack of systematic collection of data on the prevalence of FGM in the EU Member States and Croatia. enhance the sustainability of the results: exchange and consultation meetings. the European Commission and the Member States to improve support services for victims of violence. and after the approval of its Management Board. privacy nor religion can justify violence against women or avoid the obligations of the Member States with respect to its prevention and elimination and the prosecution of perpetrators. EIGE launched a study to provide an overview of the situation concerning female genital mutilation in the EU (7). Fundamental Rights and Citizenship. the European Parliament adopted a ‘resolution on ending female genital mutilation’. tools and good practices. Increased awareness and knowledge among stakeholders and policymakers will contribute to the reduction of inequalities. tools and good practices in the context of domestic violence and victim support to enhance the effectiveness of gender equality policies at the European and Member State levels. In June 2012.

For all these reasons EIGE launched in September 2012. Hospital/medical records on FGM Administrative data collection in the field of data on GBV To acknowledge the full nature. FGM-related child protection interventions 6. Virginija Langbakk. The study will also provide a set of guidelines to improve the relevance. implementation and monitoring of the effectiveness of policies aimed at preventing and combating GBV. Women’s Charter 2010. a publication on good practices and the database on methods. reliable and comparable administrative data across the EU. administrative data are necessary. extent and consequences of gender-based violence. The results of the study were published in the report ‘Female genital mutilation in the European Union and Croatia’. Accurate information is also important to raise awareness about the seriousness of the problem. quality and statistical potential of administrative sources of data on GBV at Member State level and recommendations for the collection of relevant. tools and resources were made available on EIGE’s website in March/April 2013. 16 / EIGE’S Annual Report 2012 . National action plans covering FGM 5. all of these efforts lower the threshold for both victims and witnesses to speak up. Prevalence studies 2. and providing support to their victims. Violence against women and the Gender Equality Index Number of methods and tools on FGM in the EU-27 and Croatia (1985–2010) 350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0 1990 1985– 1995 1991– 2000 1996– 2005 2001– 2010 2006– Gender-based violence (against women) is one of the main domains of the Gender Equality Index (9). The results of the study. including domestic violence. are expected in 2013. (9) See ‘EIGE’s work on the Gender Equality Index’ below. GBV against women is a direct form of violence that is indirectly promoted by negative norms and attitudes still present in todays’ society. Focusing on violence as a critical area of gender equality is very important since the impact of GBV against women is enormous both from the viewpoint of the victims but also from the point of view of its impact on society. Specific criminal law provisions on FGM 4. the study ‘Mapping the current status and potential of administrative sources of data on gender-based violence in the EU and Croatia’ (8). Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmström and the Director of EIGE. FGM ambassadors and representatives of civil societies. rape and sexual violence.The six most comparable indicators to assess and monitor the situation in relation to FGM: 1. the Vice-President of the European Commission. with the approval of its Management Board. During this meeting. presented the challenges and the findings to MEPs. There is a strong focus in the EU legislation and programmes (Gender Equality Pact 2011. The findings of this study were presented on 6 March 2013 in Brussels during a round table meeting organised by the European Commission. The Member State and Croatian country profiles on FGM (available also in the national languages of the Member States and Croatia). Without them. Asylum granted on FGM grounds 3. Finally. They are essential for the design. Viviane Reding. Commission strategy for equality between women and men 2010−15) to eradicate GBV. which aims to map the existing administrative sources of data on the issue. sexual harassment. GBV against women constitutes a violation of fundamental rights (human (8) See Annex 2. it is impossible to make informed political decisions. Source: data collected through the desk research until 5 February 2012.

The domain on violence in the European Gender Equality Index is approached differently to all the other domains. It is the first time that so many documents on GBV have been made available through one portal (www. It groups several forms of violence and analyses them in terms of power relations and as something that is common to all women. over women. The first subdomain. a separate section of the website (http://www. In order to present all the resources on genderbased violence that EIGE either produces or collects. indirect violence. or are likely to result in. The resources on GBV cover various forms of violence. The full conceptual framework of the index is presented in the chapter on ‘Measuring progress of gender equality in Europe — the Gender Equality Index’ in the report on the index. These resources were made accessible via a portal on the Institute’s website as a part of its Resource and Documentation Centre on 7 November 2012. is therefore assimilated to gender-based violence against women. EIGE cooperated with five national gender equality documentation centres and libraries in Europe to build the best available European online resources on gender-based violence. Measuring gender-based violence against women is challenging. articles. rape. Resource and Documentation Centre: resources on gender-based violence In 2012. mostly. stalking. available data over time) this is not manageable at present. This section not EIGE’S Annual Report 2012 / 17 . The domain on violence does not adopt a gender approach. The purpose of the index remains to bring attention to the fact that violence is a critical area of gender equality within the EU policy framework and one that should be measured sooner rather than later.eu/rdc).europa. which is updated regularly. books. online resources. The aim is not to reduce the gaps in violence between men and women but to eliminate violence altogether.europa. sexual or psychological harm or suffering to an individual. and databases. It focuses on all acts of genderbased violence that result in. coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty. the right to life. as it does not focus on gender gaps (10). It is estimated that 20 to 25 % of women have suffered physical violence at least once during their lives in Europe (Commission strategy for equality between women and men 2010−15). Attitudes and stereotypes can be seen as a cause of genderbased violence examined in the first subdomain. for the purpose of the Gender Equality Index. and prostitution and trafficking. sexual harassment and other forms of sexual abuse.eu/content/activities/gender-basedviolence) devoted exclusively to gender-based violence was created in June 2012.dignity. The second subdomain. are accessible via a search tool and are available in several languages. including: domestic and intimate partner violence. Violence Direct Making all results public Indirect (10) A gender gap is a measure used to compute the Gender Equality Index and is the one that takes into account a relative position of women and men in a particular domain. grey literature. including threats of such acts. forced marriage. and coupled with the constraints of the index (harmonised. instead it focuses on the women’s perspective. the right to the integrity of the person) and it hampers a self-determined life. The violence domain is further subdivided into two sub domains: direct and indirect violence. can be understood as a violation of human rights and a form of discrimination against women. More than 26 000 references. in order to pursue a horizontal approach to addressing GBV. focuses on attitudes and stereotypes since lack of progress in the area of gender equality has been attributed to a lack of attention to the cultural norms and attitudes that underpin gendered practices. which will be published in 2013. whether occurring in public or private life. honour-based violence. It is an expression of power linked to the domination of some forms of masculinity. female genital mutilation. eige.eige. direct violence. physical. the lack of potential indicators make the measurement impossible. Violence. comprising policy documents. however. This is symptomatic of the wider scarcity of information and statistics at national and international levels. While the domain of violence is present at the conceptual level within the index’s conceptual framework.

EIGE managed to build a very strong foundation for further work in the area of GBV. The institute will assess the results of all the studies and published reports and discuss the find- ings with the Member States. It is a violation of human rights. Based on this. serving as a one-stopshop for information. Conclusions Summarising EIGE’s 2012 focus on gender-based violence and violence against women. data and resources identified through EIGE’s studies in the area. EIGE’s website provides access to the database on sexual violence that was devel- oped based on the resources identified and collected during the ‘Study to identify and map existing data and resources on sexual violence against women in the EU’. implemented by the European Women’s Lobby in 2010−11. Furthermore. EIGE will continue to work closely with all relevant data providers and the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights to improve the quality and comparability of EU data on gender-based violence in the EU. The database contains resources on sexual violence developed by the Member States and Croatia between 2007 and 2010. This will serve as grounds for a long-term framework and definition of EIGE’s role in the field of gender-based violence.only provides access to the resources harvested from other sources but also provides insights into EIGE’s work in the area of GBV. It must be stopped. to finally give recommendations on how to improve data collection in this area at both national and EU levels. It is a crime. 18 / EIGE’S Annual Report 2012 . Violence against women is wrong. Focusing on gender-based violence as a critical area of gender equality is important for the European Institute for Gender Equality not only from the point of view of the enormous social and economic impact violence has but also from the point of view of its influence on the society. EIGE’s Management Board took the decision that EIGE will continue to pursue its activities in the area of gender-based violence in the years to come.

‘EIGE’s publications in 2012’. adopted by the Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995. The European Council acknowledged in the same year the EU’s commitment towards the BPfA and expressed its intent to review its implementation across the Member States on a yearly basis. analyse and publish reliable gender-disaggregated data and qualitative gender indicators so as to be able to properly evaluate and update the Commission’s strategy for equality between women and men (2010−15) as well as to monitor the cross-cutting nature of gender equality in all policies. the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Justice. (11) For an overview of EIGE’s compliance with the output indicators set out in its annual work programme for 2012. The strategy for equality between women and men 2010–15 (*) ‘The institute will help the Commission and the Member States to report on the EU-level indicators established under the Beijing Platform for Action in areas of particular concern and to develop further indicators where needed (such as on women and the environment). See Annex 1. and providing sound analysis of the situation and policy recommendations. eu/content/important-documents EIGE’S Annual Report 2012 / 19 . EIGE’s annual work programme 2012. the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions — COM(2010) 491. the High-Level Group on Gender Mainstreaming and EIGE’s Working Group on the Beijing Indicators.’ (*) ‘Actions to implement the strategy for equality between women and men 2010–15’ accompanying the communication from the Commission to the European Parliament. in 2012 EIGE pursued its role of an institutional actor involved in the follow up of the progress in the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action in the EU.Supporting policymaking on solid grounds: the importance of reliable statistics (11) ‘The collection and analysis of gender-disaggregated data are paramount in implementing equality between women and men in the European Union [… The] European Parliament calls on the Commission and the Member States to collect. EIGE’s work in this area involves reviewing the existing indicators in the monitoring process and proposing new ones in areas where none have been developed.’ European Parliament resolution of 13 March 2012 on equality between women and men in the European Union The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA) is an agenda for action to promote and protect the full enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by women. the Council. More information on the full spectrum of EIGE’s activities can also be found in EIGE’s annual activity report for 2012: http://eige. In the European Commission strategy for equality between women and men 2010–15. EIGE’s work throughout this year was supported by the governments of the relevant presidency countries (Denmark and Cyprus). ‘Achievement of output indicators. Conforming to this role. EIGE holds a dedicated role with regard to reporting on the BPfA in areas of particular concern. see Annex 4.europa. Highlights of the Institute’s work in relation to the effective support of the presidencies of the Council in 2012 include its two published reports for the two consecutive presidencies: ‘Review of the implementation in the EU of area K of the Beijing Platform for Action: Women and the environment — Gender equality and climate change’ and ‘Review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action in the EU Member States: Violence against women — Victim support’. Eurostat.

The conclusions highlighted that more women are needed in decision-making concerning climate change to respond to it effectively. focusing on gender equality and climate change. The full report and the main findings are available on EIGE’s website (www. It also recommends taking action towards increasing women’s representation in high-level decision-making positions related to climate change.europa. The report was developed in consultation with the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Climate Action. NEW INDICATORS ON GENDER EQUALITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE • • • • Indicator 1: Proportion of women in climate change decision-making bodies at the national level in the EU Member States Indicator 2: Proportion of women in climate change decision-making bodies at the EU level Indicator 3: Proportion of women in climate change decision-making bodies at the international level Indicator 4: Proportion of women among total tertiary-level graduates (ISCED levels 5 and 6) in natural sciences and technologies at the EU and Member State levels Review of the Implementation in the EU of area K of the Beijing Platform for Action: Women and the Environment Gender Equality and Climate Change Report The report reviews the main legislative and policy developments and debates at the EU and global levels concerning climate change and reveals important links between gender equality and climate change. ‘Women and the Environment’. It also analyses gender segmentation of tertiary education in fields related to environment and climate change.Gender equality and climate change Denmark. It reviews the implementation of the BPfA in the Member States and introduces the first indicators to measure the progress of gender equality in the area of women and the environment. The main findings put a stronger emphasis on conclusions and policy recommendations for the way forward. among others — introducing specific goals and quantitative targets for women’s participation in decision-making. the Employment. decided to review Area K of the BPfA. the Nordic Council of Ministers and the European Environmental Agency. French and German. 20 / EIGE’S Annual Report 2012 . It provides comparable data for all Member States on women’s participation in environment and climate change-related decision-making at national. The main findings are available in Danish. which held the presidency of the Council of the EU during the first half of 2012.eu) and in print. EU and international levels. eige. On 21 June 2012. The report that EIGE published as a result of this work is the first EU-wide report on gender equality and climate change that provides comparable data for all Member States. EIGE emphasises the importance of developing strategies at the EU level in order to integrate gender perspective into policymaking processes related to climate change and to monitor gender equality in decision-making and the relevant educational fields on a regular basis by using the proposed indicators. Social Policy. Health and Consumer Affairs Council of Ministers of the European Union (EPSCO) adopted conclusions on gender equality and climate change and took note of the first indicators prepared by the Danish Presidency on the basis of EIGE’s report.

eu/content/ document/interview-gender-equality-and-climate-change-weneed-equal-participation-nothing-less The first difference was found at the political and administrative levels of decision-making in the Member States. She adds that the key issue to get more women involved in decision-making with regard to climate change is to make them more visible in the public sphere. as well as outdated and non-gender-blind career counselling in upper-secondary education. In an interview that EIGE conducted and published with the climate change expert Annika Carlsson-Kanyama this issue is discussed at length. the proportion of women in climate change decision-making is 38 %. The average percentage of women in the directoratesgeneral of the European Commission related to EIGE’S Annual Report 2012 / 21 . Women’s representation in decision-making is higher in environmental ministries (34 %) compared with the transport and energy sectors. Higher numbers of women were found at the middle management level. At the same time. Annika Carlsson-Kanyama says that an average woman’s lifestyle produces less greenhouse gases than a man’s and that women drive smaller cars. use public transport more and eat less meat. European and international levels is still low. transport and energy sectors. The educational choices of women and men are influenced by gender stereotypes and the lack of female role models in science and engineering. women tend to live more climate-friendly lives. At the EU level. such as architecture and building (36 %). with 39 % of women among the members of the committees working on issues closely linked to climate change. The highest proportion of women in decisionmaking was identified at the international level: 39 % of women in national delegations to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Director of EIGE ‘… women and men conceive climate change differently as they do almost every other issue. women represented only 28 % of the graduates in the technological fields. EIGE’s report reveals important links between gender equality and climate change and concludes that the gender dimension is central in power relations and consequently in shaping climate policies. in an interview published by EIGE The full interview is available at: http://eige. There are only 26 % of women in high-level decision-making positions in the national ministries responsible for the environment. In the European Parliament the average representation of women is higher than in the European Commission. Since women and men are affected by and perceive climate change in diverse ways.’ Virginija Langbakk. transport services (26 %) and engineering and engineering trades (18 %). policymaking needs to embrace this diversity in order to improve the responsiveness of climate change policies to the needs of women and men. than at higher political and administrative levels. Making science fields more socially and personally relevant to women students and integrating cross. It should not only be a matter of justice to involve women but one of pure logic for women to stand side by side with men to tackle climate change. where their share is only 20 % and 17 % respectively.europa. The report also shows significant differences in the proportion of women and men graduates in scientific and technological fields. full participation is therefore essential to achieve sustainable development. the gender dimension has been largely absent from policy initiatives and debates at the European and international levels. among the heads of sectorial departments of national ministries. In 2009.and multidisciplinary approaches within the science curriculum might attract more women to natural sciences and technologies. ‘Women play an important role in environmental management and progress. by making choices in their lives that are less harmful to the environment. climate change is close to 27 %. The findings demonstrate that women’s involvement in climate change decision-making at the national.’ Climate change expert Annika Carlsson-Kanyama. Another difference is related to the horizontal comparison of the sectors.Gender dimension in policy initiatives Despite the leading role of the EU in advancing the international negotiations on climate change. and society in general.

‘EIGE’s focus in 2012 — gender-based violence. which holds the Presidency of Council of the EU for the first half of 2013. Violence against women: victim support EIGE’s report ‘Review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action in the EU Member States: Violence against women — Victim support’ is a part of EIGE’s broader support to the presidencies of the EU Council in the follow-up of the Beijing Platform for Action and EIGE’s commitment to assist the European Commission and the Member States to combat gender-based violence through the collection. Take actions towards women’s higher enrolment in science and technologyrelated fields of education. Take actions towards increasing women’s participation in high-level climate-related decision-making positions. 2009 Percentage 100 80 60 40 20 0 Women Men Natural Sciences Source: Eurostat.’ • • • • Laying the grounds for the forthcoming presidencies Ireland. For more details about the report see the previous chapter. Women Men Technologies EIGE’S RECOMMENDATIONS • • • Develop strategies for integrating the gender perspective into the climate change-related policymaking process. and introduce specific goals and quantitative targets for women’s participation in decision-making. education statistics. Conduct research on the links between women’s participation in decision-making and the actual policy outcomes. among others. has selected Area J of the BPfA. EU-27. analysis and dissemination of data and information on gender-based violence. Monitor gender equality in decision-making in the field of climate change and the relevant educational fields on a regular basis by using the indicators developed. Women and Media. focusing on women’s representation in decision-making in media organisations and on the extent to which media organisations have developed codes of conduct and other 22 / EIGE’S Annual Report 2012 . Raise awareness about the relevance of gender issues for climate change. Conduct research on qualitative aspects of climate change-related policies from a gender perspective.Male and female tertiary graduates in the fields related to natural sciences and technologies.

forms of self-regulation to obviate discrimination on the grounds of sex. the European Commission and Eurofound as well as presidency reports. The database can be accessed at: http://eige. data availability. It offers decision-makers. It allows the users to follow up the development of indicators since 1999 via access to presidency reports. The data itself is derived from Eurostat. It will be further updated to ensure availability of latest data and new indicators. EIGE also started preparing for the upcoming Lithuanian Presidency. The database was updated in 2012 with the latest available data on the Beijing indicators and trends in gender equality in the EU. Following the EPSCO conclusions. statisticians.europa. was launched. EIGE’S Annual Report 2012 / 23 . It will be finalised in time for the Lithuanian Presidency in the second half of 2013. etc. A number of consultation meetings were organised and the study on the review of Area H of the BPfA. The database is available on EIGE’s website. The report will be made available in 2013 and it will be first EU-wide report focusing on gender equality in media organisations. europa. data sources and useful bibliographical references. taking note of the new indicators introduced by EIGE for the area of ‘Women and (12) http://eige. the environment’ in 2012.eu/content/women-and-men-in-the-eufacts-and-figures EIGE’s database: ‘Women and men in the EU — Facts and figures’ (12) To support the monitoring of the implementation of the BPfA in the EU and to promote the visibility of the Beijing Indicators. At the end of 2012. the database contained 47 indicators (and around 150 sub-indicators) providing information about 10 of the 12 critical areas of the BPfA. as soon as these are agreed upon by the Member States.eu/content/women-and-men-in-the-eu-factsand-figures and see also EIGE’s Annual report 2011. EIGE launched a database ‘Women and men in the EU — facts and figures’ in 2011. see page 20. For more information on indicators. Institutional Mechanisms. EIGE developed a draft report on gender equality in decision-making in media organisations and proposed a list of new indicators in this area. The database includes information about the indicators (quantitative as well as qualitative). researchers and gender equality experts a coherent and user-friendly centralised source of sex-disaggregated data and gender statistics in all areas of critical concern to BPfA. four new indicators were added to the database. During 2012. EPSCO conclusions and other relevant policy documents and useful literature.

‘Report by the Commission on the measurement of economic performance and social progress’. EU and other international legislative and policy documents as well as a research framework of gender and/or equality divided into eight domains in which gender gaps are measured (see Figure 1: The main domains and two satellite domains in the Gender Equality Index below).pdf).Measuring progress of gender equality in Europe — the Gender Equality Index ‘In effect. EIGE developed the conceptual framework of the index.’ Source: Stiglitz.). gives more visibility to the status of women and men in Member States overall and in selected domains of gender equality. which was then was translated into a set of domains incorporated into the calculation of the Gender Equality Index. J. people with a disability.-P. 24 / EIGE’S Annual Report 2012 . Equality between women and men is a fundamental value of the European Union. Sen. as well as for assessing and influencing the functioning of economic markets. as accountability is recognised as central to enabling effective governance. The objectives The objective of the Gender Equality Index is not only to measure gender equality throughout Member States. and supports the evaluation of the degree of effectiveness between different measures and policies implemented in the field of gender equality. etc. The concept Following the work started in 2011.. enshrined in its treaties and in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. The structure The first six domains are combined into a core index and the remaining two domains supplement this as satellite indices.. the European Commission proposed in the strategy for equality between women and men 2010–15 developing a Gender Equality Index as a tool to assess the status and progress of equality between women and men in Europe. Within this context. J. decisions maybe distorted. The satellite domains are conceptually related to gender equality but cannot be included in the core index because they measure an illustrative phenomenon that only applies to a selected group of the population (e. 2009 (http://www. and if our measurements are flawed. The effectiveness of these policies needs to be evaluated. It also permits an analysis of gender equality in the EU at a given point in time. Creating a framework of a core index with satellite accounts provides more flexibility in the index and increases its usefulness.fr/documents/rapport_anglais. and Fitoussi. […] What we measure affects what we do.g.stiglitz-sen-fitoussi. The conceptual framework is based on the concept of gender equality as outlined in the EU treaties. women only. A. The recognised importance of gender equality in the European Union translates into the development of policies. statistical indicators are important for designing and assessing policies aiming at advancing the progress of society.

as well as the degree of access to health services made by women and men.g. social and economic spheres and their share of positions of power. and how gender operates within these different groups. given that some EIGE’S Annual Report 2012 / 25 . personal and civic activities. money. It questions how specific groups of women and men fare in terms of gender equality. knowledge. examines inequalities in the financial situation of women and men. an area which is particularly gendered largely because of the disproportionate amount of care time attributed to women. The fourth domain is time. power . The second domain. It also measures the gaps between needs and provision. Intersecting inequalities is concerned with the effect of gender combined with grounds of discrimination or other social grounds (e. work. Intersecting inequalities form the seventh domain. This domain is important in terms of gender equality because of the discrepancies between the financial resources of women and men and since the economic situation of women is generally worse than that of men.The six core domains and two satellite domains of the Gender Equality Index Work Violence Money Intersecting inequalities Gender Equality in the EU Policy Framework Knowledge Time Health Power The first domain. social and economic spheres. but also other activities including social. all of which have detrimental consequences for gender equality. Women and men cannot only be considered as homogeneous groups. which attempts to measure gaps between women not only in terms of biological differences but also how these are mitigated by behavioural factors. examines differences between women and men in terms of education and training. lone parents). The sixth domain is health. Time is not only about measuring gender gaps in paid and care work. Gender equality is affected by the lack of participation and access to decision-making. segregation patterns and quality of work. gender differences and inequalities still persist in education in terms of subject preferences and performance. The third domain. including in the political. Despite the recognised importance of education and knowledge towards greater gender equality. relates to the position of women and men in the European labour market and hence only takes paid work into consideration. focuses on gaps between women’s and men’s representation in the political. It measures gender gaps in the participation in the labour market. The fifth domain.

In 2012. EIGE commissioned a study to collect information on the actions taken by national governments and other relevant institutions in promoting and mainstreaming gender equality during the period 2005−12. it will be elaborated in country profiles. EIGE ran extensive consultations with the international. It departs from the approach of the other domains in that it does not adopt a gender approach. and also focuses on attitudes and stereotypes since they may hinder progress towards gender equality and can be seen as a cause of gender-based violence. More information about this domain of the index can be found in ‘EIGE’s focus in 2012 — genderbased violence’. The information collected will be used for the country profiles of the index and presented in full in the form of a database. UNECE. 26 / EIGE’S Annual Report 2012 . They will include countryspecific data and brief contextual information on the efforts of the Member States to promote gender equality in recent years.of these groups may be more or less vulnerable or marginalised. EIGE’s index team worked on thousands of calculations leading to the creation of the index. It concerns gender-based violence against women. This included a statistical multivariate analysis to translate the conceptual framework into a measurement frame regrouping relevant gender indicators. The eighth domain is violence. Eurostat. European and national data source providers and other relevant stakeholders. Calculating and testing alternative combinations was therefore initiated in 2012. Furthermore. In order to increase the benefits of the Gender Equality Index for the Member States. which will eventually be made available for public use. the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre and Eurofound. Country-specific information In 2012. The process of designing the conceptual and measurement frameworks and country profiles was facilitated by externally commissioned experts’ support and the advice of the members of EIGE’s Experts’ Forum and the Working Group on the Gender Equality Index. namely DG Justice. The final report on Gender Equality Index was published in the first half of 2013 and launched at a conference in Brussels. instead focusing on women’s perspectives. The computation of the index relies on deciding on how to weigh and aggregate each domain.

In 2011. This should really be a proactive goal. otherwise. EIGE’s gender training project responds to the needs for capacity development for successful implementation of gender mainstreaming strategies expressed by the Member States in EIGE’s ex ante evaluation (2010). the training will not be very efficient. we should have a continuous training that should be part of all phases. We should get concrete examples. Engender asbl (13) See Annex 2. but in itself will not replace the lack of gender mainstreaming in other decision-making institutions. That requires that they are supported in this. we will not reach equality. Managing Director. Therefore. The use of training as a tool for the promotion of gender equality is also highlighted in the European Commission’s strategy for equality between women and men 2010−15.Supporting effective policymaking and implementation ‘The successful application of gender mainstreaming in the European Parliament can certainly serve as a good example. training Parliament staff on gender mainstreaming and gender budgeting was listed among the priorities for the upcoming years.’ Mikael Gustafsson. gender training needs to be integrated into the other tools applied by organisations. To be effective and produce results. If we do nothing. or into the public sector. Firstly. Chair of the European Parliament Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Gender training In 2011. the study on gender training project brought a number of results. research and stakeholders’ engagement (2012–13)’ (13) as a part of its work to support and develop gender mainstreaming methods. There is no natural trend towards equality. Supporting gender training in practice In 2012. Gender training was defined as an educational tool with the purpose of making policymakers and other actors in the EU and Member States more aware of gender equality issues. It is clear that Europe needs to invest more in developing the competence of its policy staff in relation to mainstreaming gender. tools and good practices.’ Nathalie Wuiame. EIGE launched a study on ‘Gender training in the European Union: Mapping. and I think this is also a challenging message that we should pass when we do training. there is a need for a renewed effort to encourage and convince law makers at European and national levels to mainstream the gender perspective into all community and national policies. ‘Gender mainstreaming requires working differently. The study concluded that although gender mainstreaming has been on the political agenda since 1995. EIGE started a 2-year project on gender training as an important tool to support the implementation of gender mainstreaming strategies and achieve gender equality. EIGE’S Annual Report 2012 / 27 . building their gender com- petence and enabling them to promote gender equality goals in their work at all levels. EIGE mapped the trends in the area of gender training in Europe. either at EU or national levels. This is really a big issue for civil servants. the issues of capacity and knowledge gaps still remain unsolved and insufficiently tackled across the EU. Gender training does not produce results by itself. In its resolution of 17 November 2011 on gender mainstreaming in the work of the European Parliament. it is an ‘enabling’ tool.

attended by appointed civil servants from almost all EU Member States. Over 200 trainers and organisations are included in the database. copies of the resources are included to download. and support networking between users and practitioners.Within the scope of the work to develop gender training. 28 / EIGE’S Annual Report 2012 . This database helps find gender trainers with specific thematic knowledge. from the public. topic and type. The discussion conducted in the thematic network on gender training. raised the awareness of the importance of gender training among the Member States. author. such as profiles of trainers and organisations offering training in the field across the EU Member States and Croatia. The discussion and the conference brought together a number of policymakers. as well as independent experts. The resources are searchable using advanced search options with multiple fields designed for listing resources by title. skills and expertise to design training courses tailored for different needs and policy areas. or a link is made to the resources. the media and government. The online database of gender training resources is designed to share information. EIGE’s online database of gender trainers and training organisations EIGE’s online database of gender trainers and training organisations features practical and up-todate information. international organisations. organised in Vilnius (Lithuania) on 13 and 14 November 2012. private and civil society sectors. materials and resources on gender training. country. practitioners and researchers and produced practical materials providing guidance through the complex area of gender training. It contains over 200 items produced in all Member States and in a number of different languages. language. Where possible. EIGE organised an online discussion on a newly launched EuroGender platform and the European conference ‘Advancing gender mainstreaming to support effective gender mainstreaming’.

„ Why gender training? The aim of gender training is to make the actors more gender equality aware. Available at: http://www. at EU Member State and international level. ENERGIA International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy. Some useful resources include: The GENDER TOOLBOX was developed as a part of the EU-funded ‘Fit for Gender Mainstreaming’ project (2006-2008) which aimed to foster local level gender mainstreaming strategies through training.pdf ) defines and clarifies the concept of gender budgeting. Integrating this principle in all its activities represents a general aim for the EU. one-off courses. possesses a learning/ teaching potential. The aim of this study is to improve the quality of gender training in the EU by sharing knowledge.belgium. the on-going debate on quality standards and skills based criteria for gender trainers offers some pointers on what should be considered when commissioning effective gender training. this sheet outlines some examples of approaches to gender training that have worked and points to the main challenges that need to be addressed when planning to support gender mainstreaming with training activities. social and cultural context where it is being conducted. building their gender competence and enabling them to promote gender equality goals in their work at all levels. there are no common guidelines for commissioning institutions to lead them through the process of finding and selecting quality training services. Good practices in gender training Based on evidence gathered for EIGE’s project on Gender training in the EU: Mapping. It draws on and adapts existing material and uses this. Canada and Sweden. research and stakeholders’ engagement (2012-2013). Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality.2013). Portugal: The Action Plan for Equality – Gender.europa. is embedded in the gender mainstreaming strategy and has contributed to gender equality (thus possessing a potential for transformation). Entities who want to apply for public funds to deliver gender training or to train trainers have to comply with these standards. processed and shared with the representatives of the EU Member States results of the study ‘Collection of methods. Currently. which consists of four units that focus on gender perspectives in areas such as health. Lithuania. Luxembourg: The National Gender Action Plan for 2009 . and a materials section. Gender training: Five step approach to quality STEP 1. gender mainstreaming involves a process of fostering change in policies. Training should focus on the practical application of gender mainstreaming by developing the capacity of trainees to integrate gender considerations into their respective field of work. STEP 2. For this.go. These policy fields follow the ones put forward by the presidency of the Council of the EU. transferable. In 2012. The questions to be considered before commissioning training services include: „ Content and materials: What topics are we most interested in? What training materials would be the most appropriate in our case? „ Methodology: What would be the best approach to achieve training goals? What kind of exercises would be optimal for us? „ Trainer’s profile: What knowledge. a collection of checklists and guidelines. 25/26 September 2012 Gender training: Step-by-step approach to quality „ What is gender training? Gender training is a tool and a process meant to support policy makers in their effort to integrate gender considerations into all policies and programmes. including gender training that goes beyond generic. on gender mainstreaming.pdf Climate change: IUCN and the UNDP in partnership with the Gender and Water Alliance.org. and ‘Good practices in gender training’. All ministries are required to provide training on gender mainstreaming for their directors and staff. Gender training helps key actors to acquire the knowledge and skills that are necessary to achieve this goal. and sectoral policies. EIGE’s gender trainers’ database gives access to a wide pool of gender trainers with different methodological and thematic expertise in Europe and allows authorities commissioning gender training to work with trainers that have the right experience in their policy areas. „ What is this reference sheet about? Based on evidence gathered during EIGE’s study on Gender training in the EU: Mapping.org/downloads/eng_version_web_final_1. FAO and WEDO. Based on evidence gathered throughout EIGE’s project. The institute therefore focuses on identifying. and there must be enough time to discuss any questions that arise. there are not many resources and tools tailored according to the specific audience and sector. FR. and EN versions at: http://www. The success of training therefore relies on leaders’ understanding that the implementation of gender mainstreaming requires specific knowledge and investment in the competence development of staff. a ‘Manual for the application of gender budgeting within the Belgian federal administration’ (http://igvm-iefh. At the same time. and climate change. research and stakeholders’ engagement (2012-2013). Spain. Tailored training resources are more likely to exist in specific sectors such as education.iucn. how to increase knowledge about the effective integration of gender concerns into the policy fields it studies. Available at: http://www. What resources. Ensuring standards: What should we look at when commissioning gender training? Taking into account the diverse background of gender training providers. Proper resources should be allocated by all EU governments and Croatia to support their gender mainstreaming goals. „ Why do we need it? Equality between women and men is a fundamental value of the European Union (EU).eige.2014 includes a commitment to further develop training in gender mainstreaming. so called ‘referential’ at the national level. Gender impact assessment: In Germany.’ Isabel Romao. Whereas it is a policy commitment for most EU Member States. Other examples of gender budgeting tools that can be found in EIGE’s database come from Austria. strategies and activities.europa. Citizenship and Non-Discrimination (2011-2013) calls for the dissemination of gender mainstreaming and the training of public officials in gender mainstreaming and equality. as identified by trainers themselves. as they enable more personal reflection and discussion. skills and competences should a gender trainer possess? How can these be verified? Portugal has set training standards. Since 2011 all new civil servants undergo 6-8 hours of gender training. It also provides some good practice examples in train the trainers and gender competence programmes in specific sectors. health research. However. as well as strengthening information provision on gender equality. and Sweden. tools and good practices. political. ‘Working Aid: Gender Impact Assessment Gender Mainstreaming in the Preparation of Legislation’ (2007) serves to facilitate the identification of gender-specific impacts when drafting legislation and provides support in presenting the impact of prospective legislation on men and women. Available at: http://cmsdata. Ensuring commitment: What is the involvement of the top-management for? As a strategy for achieving gender equality.uninstraw. through research methods. ‘A Guide to Creating Gender-Sensitive Health Services’ provides guidance on creating and implementing gender sensitive health services. a gender counselling section. Gender trainers can use the toolbox after adjusting it to specific environments and contexts. responsible staff for its implementation often lacks gender knowledge and the specific skills to implement gender mainstreaming. employment. The TOOLBOX contains exercises on raising awareness on gender. ‘Gender training: Step- by-step approach to quality’.eu The Compendium of Good Practices in Gender Training has been developed by UN Women. Where possible practical examples from participants’ own experiences should be used. Portugal Excerpt from EIGE’s online discussion on gender training. tools and experiences. UNESCO. bad training is often worse than no training at all. Some examples include: Issue-specific methods and tools Gender budgeting: In Belgium.eige. backed up by the explicit recognition of competence development of staff as a precondition for its successful implementation. for the review of the BPfA. Available at: http://hph4. Tailoring gender training to the context and participants’ needs Gender training will have the most impact and relevance when it is designed for the professional. These publications reflect the research findings of the mapping exercise on gender training across Europe. research and stakeholders’ engagement (2012 . regional/local.gendertoolbox.org All of EIGE’s resources in the area of gender training were made available through its EuroGender platform in the first quarter of 2013. a number of thematic reference sheets were developed on: ‘Gender training: Factors contributing to its effective implementation and challenges’. There is a need both for generic and more in-depth gender training to address the different needs of training participants.In addition to the database. To achieve its continuity in national. Available in DE. and gender mainstreaming in health policy. It aims to collect.be/fr/binaries/ Manual%20gender%20budgeting_tcm337-120670. and providing examples and advice. tools and good practices in the field of domestic violence (as described by Area D of the Beijing Platform for Action)’ with the focus on gender training. While the list of the examples mentioned below is by no means exhaustive.eu. EIGE is currently carrying out a study on Gender training in the EU: Mapping. organisational. EIGE’S Annual Report 2012 / 29 . good practice and activities that are tailored to the policy areas of trainees facilitate individual commitment and contribute more effectively to behavioural. it gives a foretaste of the type of information and expertise that can be found in EIGE’s databases of gender trainers and gender training resources available at http://www. Practices with potential must embrace the following features: effective. Gender mainstreaming has been on the political agenda at international and European levels since 1995. awareness raising and victim support. this reference sheet presents some resources for gender training in Europe.net Sector-specific methods and tools Health: In Ireland. Tools. and disseminate training practices that have been effective in achieving their aims. health. to illustrate the concepts in each module. EIGE uses a number of criteria to evaluate the practices it identifies in its work. gender-mainstreaming. based on examples set by Australia. this reference sheet outlines the five key steps that need to be followed when planning gender training programmes in public authorities’ work. Spain: Professionals responsible for planning and managing health services and those responsible for the health area of equality bodies can participate in a course.th/data/cat12/ gender_manual. public health interventions in health care. More information can be found at: http://www.pdfm What factors contribute to effective gender training? Integrating gender training into national gender equality policy Some EU Member States are demonstrating a commitment to gender mainstreaming. alongside newly created case studies.moph. EIGE collected. Greece. commissioning authorities need to make an informed decision of how to commission gender training. institutional commitment to gender mainstreaming and support from high-level managers is crucial to enable staff to attend gender training sessions and to have the time and space to think about how this affects their everyday work. has prepared a training manual on gender and climate change. forms a key part of the Finnish gender equality action plan. the public servants must possess the knowledge and technical skills to address gender issues. Participatory and experiential learning approaches to gender training are often more effective than learning from textbook modules. It should also take into account the background and needs of those being trained. and programme level changes that are at the heart of gender training. Finland: Training for gender mainstreaming. These commitments are set out in detailed national action plans.anamai. showing its relevance to public management. assess. Gender training: Factors contributing to its effective implementation and challenges ‘When it comes to gender training. Exchange of good practices In such a complex and crosscutting area as gender mainstreaming. the importance of good and practical tools to achieve a greater degree of equality between women and men is paramount. tools and methods are being used for gender training? There are many generic tools. Denmark.

organisation and dissemination of gender knowledge across existing networks. objective.e. it is possible for users to search and access resources in 14 EU languages. the European Network on Gender Equality). With the majority of the resources presented with a summary in English and available in English. with a particular focus on gender-based violence. EIGE set out on a long-term quest to create a state-of-the-art Resource and Documentation Centre which will house the most important resources on gender equality under one roof.Making EIGE’s expertise available The Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality of the European Parliament: ‘welcomes the Institute’s establishment of the Resource and Documentation Centre as a unique European source of institutional and methodological gender equality knowledge’. knowledge centre) and a platform through which information and views can be exchanged (the third pillar. grey literature. there is a large variety of sources and the information or data is difficult to compare. It includes policy documents. the EIGE’s Resource and Documentation Centre (14) To search for resources. 23 January 2013 The Resource and Documentation Centre is composed of an e-library and a library. Those working in the field of gender equality know that finding information on gender equality issues is difficult. books and articles on gender equality. and also to animate discussions and debates on the challenges and successes of gender equality. French and German.europa. EIGE cooperates with wellestablished documentation centres and gender networks by creating a central resource hub. online resources. EIGE developed a structure containing an information repository (the first pillar presented in the illustration below). A lot of the information and documents are scattered all around Europe. the daily average page views number was 52.2. i. It is aimed primarily at policymakers and public administrations at EU and Member State levels. databases. making available more than 26 000 records. Finally. to gradually cover all. The RDC provides electronic access to a wealth of information which is currently not always easily available. the data are not harmonised. The goal of the Resource and Documentation Centre (RDC) is to collect. i. visit the RDC at http://www. In order to build it. analyse and disseminate relevant. as well as interested citizens. a gender knowledge centre and EuroGender — the European Network on Gender Equality. fostering the collection. a place where EIGE’s expertise is publicly available (the second pillar. comparable and reliable information on gender equality. Thus.eige. The RDC (14) went online in November 2012.e. Between 7 November and 31 December 2012. Brussels. but can benefit all stakeholders dealing with gender equality.eu/rdc 30 / EIGE’S Annual Report 2012 .

— started to be developed in 2012. through the extension of an integrated library system and the creation of a hub for existing digital resources. the Netherlands and Sweden — were signed in 2012. including a space synoptic description embedded in gender equality and proximity to the citizens’ perspective. exchange knowledge and raise awareness on specific issues in the gender equality field. Finally. EIGE’s own collection. The standard requirements and implementation procedures enabling uploads and updates of external data and searches through EIGE’s RDC were finalised in 2012. and that it is possible to maintain the functioning of the network. allowing for the integration of new partners in the future. implementation and testing of the network took place. the design. and institutional mechanisms for the advancement of women. climate change. which represents 62. In November 2012. as well as the database on the involvement of men in gender equality within EIGE’s working areas. reconciliation of work. In 2012. the IT tools required for the network were migrated to EIGE’s servers and a helpdesk function for monitoring and update was put in place. in an integrated system. Following the first successful online discussion. a multimedia collection and series collection — with a particular emphasis on the data collection. produced an exchange of knowledge and experiences among the participants and facilitated networking processes. as a result of it.7 % of the items catalogued in the library during the year. Finally. Germany. The electronic data management system was fully implemented. men and gender equality. EIGE’s RDC collections gradually increased in 2012 — including a core collection. In view of the move to the final premises in the House of the European Union (Vilnius). is a platform designed to enable EIGE’s stakeholders and partners to meet in virtual space to discuss. finalised in 2012. EIGE also developed an action plan for the start-up phase of the network. family and private life. Luxembourg. etc. The discussion. with a particular focus on gender mainstreaming. the results of EIGE’s research and expertise — databases. which concerned developments in gender training. studies. As a follow-up to a successful pilot project on gender-based violence. The resources collected on female genital mutilation and on the impact of the crisis on gender (in)equality were made available. The definition of the requirements for the online technical infrastructure of EIGE’s knowledge centre to make fully available. the EuroGender platform enabled the first online discussion to be conducted. to prepare for the launch in 2013. reports. EIGE’S Annual Report 2012 / 31 . the European Network on Gender Equality or EuroGender. the physical concept of the RDC was further developed. data collection.The pilot project on linking information and documentation centres Cooperation agreements between EIGE and the leading women and gender equality information centres from five Members States — Belgium. EuroGender — the European Network on Gender Equality The third pillar of the RDC. the agreements expanded the cooperation to cover areas related to the media. making sure that resources available in the RDC are also accessible from the network. more virtual space events on various areas in relation to gender equality are planned by EIGE in 2013 and the years to come. an online discussion report containing the most relevant exchanges of opinions was published.

’ Viviane Reding. It disseminated its products in more languages and towards many more and much larger target groups than the year before. European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) 6. thus strengthening its image as the EU knowledge centre in the gender equality area. European Training Foundation (ETF) 7. EIGE has now over 3 000 followers on Facebook and more than 1 000 followers on Twitter. European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) 5. networking and communication ‘Making equality between women and men a reality — the march goes on. This is more than twice as many as in 2011 and it has made EIGE the fourth most efficient user of social media platforms among the EU agencies.Awareness raising. On 21 January 2013. Finally. European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) 2. with users to be found among our key target groups. The Institute’s communications and stakeholders’ teams together launched fresh initiatives as part of its external communication strategy. European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) 4. another online tool — the EuroGender platform — was successfully tested in 2012. Fundamental Rights and Citizenship (15) EIGE fulfilled its role in raising awareness on gender equality in 2012. European Environment Agency (EEA) 3.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction. New events of various sizes. EIGE had 3 912 ‘likes’. Number of ‘likes’ 7 689 6 733 6 222 3 064 2 172 2 125 2 005 1 429 778 702 (15) http://europa. new publications and an e-newsletter are just a few examples. European Union Institute for Security Studies (ISS)) 9. Vice-President of the Commission responsible for Justice.do?reference=SPEECH /10/674&format=PDF&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=en) 32 / EIGE’S Annual Report 2012 . European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders (Frontex) 10. This platform will be officially launched in 2013 and intends to create a forum to openly dis- EU agencies on Facebook Agency name 1. European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound) 8. European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) NB: Data collected on 5 October 2012. At the same time social media platforms developed into vital parts of the Institute’s communication and networking activity.

campaigning. The website offers a subscription to the Institute’s e-newsletter ‘What’s up at EIGE!’ which was published for the first time in 2012. This format will definitely be continued in 2013. EIGE’S website and social media Networking The two main goals of the Institute’s journalist thematic network are exchanging information and good practices and giving advice. large online news portals (Estonia. being a part of EIGE’s mandate to raise awareness. This contains short stories on past and future events and major political initiatives. Latvia). This work. facts and figures and of course its latest reports and findings. By the end of 2012. EIGE’s communication strategy in place EIGE focuses on delivering relevant. among other topics. the European Commission and EU Member States. Lithuania) and other experts with substantial expertise within communication in general. large daily papers (Cyprus. External media and communications specialists from across Europe also contributed to the communication strategy. Other work focused on media involves regular press activities before. Their advice to integrate ‘easily digestible’ communication materials to support the Institute’s awareness-raising initiatives was taken on board. such as fact sheets. The strategy is based on good practices from other EU agencies and on EIGE’s particular needs and experiences since gaining financial independence in June 2010. networking and awareness raising in particular. In the second half of 2012. Ireland. interviews and press releases. comparable and reliable information on gender equality to its key stakeholders: the European Parliament. EIGE’S Annual Report 2012 / 33 . Version 2. Poland. Spain).0 of the Institute’s website went online in 2012. press releases. the Management Board adopted the Institute’s communication strategy. EIGE actively promotes it during other communication activities and more and more people are signing up. facilitates and spurs public discussions. The latter is an online one-stop-shop concept that allows users to get access to a wide range of gender equality sources via EIGE’s website. and communication on gender equality. Aiming to highlight the achievements of some of Europe’s most remarkable women and to promote their positive influence on breaking gender stereotypes. the European Council. during and after the launch of EIGE’s communication products. the e-newsletter was reaching about 5 000 key stakeholders. Women Inspiring Europe Calendar and Resource Pool EIGE hosts two yearly thematic network meetings presenting case stories. the ‘Women inspiring Europe’ 2013 calendar and resource pool collect and present their real-life stories. The meetings are also used to get valuable feedback for future communication tasks and to discuss the latest communication trends in the Member States. public relations. It provides modern means of communication including e-book facilitation and access to the new online search engine in the Resource and Documentation Centre.cuss gender equality issues for all interested in the EU and beyond. an overview of EIGE’s reports and publications and a list of vacancy announcements. including those involving key stakeholders. The network consists of media experts from national news agencies (Portugal.

EIGE publications In 2012. All of these things help to bring about a cultural change.eu/content/carola-fischbach-pyttel Gender equality is constructing its own history.europa. ‘It is important to demonstrate that a woman can lead an organisation. apart from the short CVs of the prominent women. To find out more. EIGE published a number of reports. there are 52 weekly profiles in the Internet version of the calendar. Of course. ‘… [The] ‘Women inspiring Europe’ 2013 calendar can become a very useful instrument for the public because. the project will portray ‘Women and men inspiring Europe’. main findings and fact sheets as a result of the studies it had commissioned and coordinated. Due to increasing demand. EIGE’s stakeholders. the number of copies of se- 34 / EIGE’S Annual Report 2012 . It is rich in women who have broken through gender boundaries and had their say in male-dominated fields.The ‘Women inspiring Europe’ resource pool is intended to offer the media.’ In line with EIGE’s vision to make gender equality a reality for all Europeans. we are capable of participating in public debates and policymaking and decision-making. ‘ Dimosthenis Tremos. The ‘Women inspiring Europe’ 2013 calendar is the third under this initiative and. thus changing their lives and the lives of their communities for the better. Ministry of the Interior. Greece In total. it includes concrete data and information on women’s status in a variety of fields in Europe and internationally. Associated video interviews are rich testimonials that raise awareness on gender equality via social media. That. This will enable journalists and organisers of various events to gather the gender-sensitive opinions of these inspiring women. Carola Fischbach-Pyttel — the General Secretary of the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) and an inspiring woman featured in EIGE’s ‘Women inspiring Europe’ 2013 calendar. from 2014 onwards. please visit EIGE’s website at: http://eige. Therefore EIGE has chosen to present the historical profiles of inspiring women from the past in the gender area of the monthly online profiles. as women. But also to bring about more opportunity for women to actually penetrate leadership or achieve leadership positions. there is always the perspective of further elaboration and advancement of the current situation of the project. She is the first woman to be elected general secretary of an European Trade Union Federation. The profiles are real-life stories of inspiring women who broke gender boundaries and had their say in male-dominated fields. Director of the General Secretariat for Gender Equality. it featured in the printed edition of the calendar 13 exemplary women who have broken gender stereotypes in terms of career choices. The facts and figures presented in the calendar in connection with each monthly profile underline the need for such role models. various organisations and interested individuals the possibility to search for role models and influential contributors in specific fields of expertise.

all the publications are easily accessible on EIGE’s website and available through its Resource and Documentation Centre (http://eige. In the area of social media. spoke out against violence against women. europa. creating awareness and sending the message that violence should not be accepted. everyday information on key findings from EIGE’s research in the area of gender-based violence. followed up by direct media contacts. Their artwork was presented to the public during an exhibition that travelled to three cities in Lithuania and was also displayed. EIGE supported the ‘16 days of activism against gender violence’ campaign with a dedicated communication focus on gender-based violence. its own website. EIGE’s campaign on Facebook: Men against violence against women EIGE events EIGE has decided to have even stronger online presence. social media. As a result. The campaign images were shared and discussed widely on social media platforms. In the area of media relations. During the campaign period (25 November–10 December) EIGE disseminated new data and information on gender-based violence to its key target groups through national media.eu/rdc). The campaign. EIGE started the ‘Men against violence’ campaign in which male staff of EIGE. In order to promote its publications. tailored emails and direct meetings.eu/en/home/). shared and discussed on social media platforms. social media and organised events. That is why it has focused on online events. for example for International Women’s Day on 8 March. ‘16 days of activism against gender violence’ campaign In 2012.europa. A short description of EIGE’s publications can be found at the end of this report.29 %. members of the board and other supporters EIGE’S Annual Report 2012 / 35 . Hard copies of all EIGE’s publications can be ordered online through EU Bookshop (http://bookshop.veral publications were doubled and even trebled in 2012. EIGE disseminated a press release on its new report ‘Review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action in the EU Member States: Violence against women — Victim support’ to the key national media in the Member States and Croatia. during which five female artists were highlighted and presented their work on gender equality. EIGE’s publications were disseminated on a regular basis to its stakeholders as well as distributed during the events and conferences. together with intense. was seen by around 10 000 users and gained EIGE’s new vitality record — 18. Additionally. information on EIGE’s new research in the area of gender-based violence was published by the national media in most Member States. EIGE provides timely and relevant information about them through its website.

A consultation meeting in June in Vilnius focused on the Resource and Documentation Centre in its entirety. the Institute’s stakeholder management system. how to best foster partnerships. The cooperation agreement (memorandum of understanding) signed in 2010 with Eurofound was transformed into a practical working plan of cooperation. analysis and monitoring in the field. EIGE was invited to present its activities to participants in an Equinet legal training session in Vilnius. was converted into a format that enables targeted dissemination of printed material through the Publications Office of the European Union.Dialogue and partnerships for the advancement of gender equality Throughout 2012. with a view to strengthening a regular exchange of information and cooperation. and Equinet board members visited the institute in May.eu/ content/important-documents). how to structure the resources. how to use it to capture and disseminate knowledge on gender equality. a meeting of directors of agencies in the area of justice and home affairs took place. The networking meeting on gender-based violence on 27 March in Barcelona grouped representatives of organisations involved in data gathering. Cooperation with other agencies EIGE participated in the fifth fundamental rights platform meeting hosted by FRA at which it presented its work on gender-based violence and networked with some of the 180 civil society organisations that participated in the event. which can accessed on the Institute’s website (http://www. and how to communicate around the RDC and EuroGender. Organisation and management More detailed information on the European Gender Equality Institute and its bodies and financial. EIGE organised a side event in the European Parliament in connection with the conference ‘Gender equality — What do the parliaments of the European Union do?’ The event showcased a video promoting EuroGender and the Resource and Documentation Centre and was assisted by EIGE’s staff. during which they discussed areas of interest and future cooperation in the selected areas. In November 2012. involving information centres/libraries and the thematic network in the discussion on useful and effective networks. Future links and cooperation efforts between the institute and Equinet/member equality bodies were discussed and agreed upon in several areas promoting gender equality and effective implementation of equal treatment legislation. administrative and personnel management as well as its work in 2012. a networking meeting with social partners was held on 13 March in Brussels to strengthen a regular exchange of information and cooperation in relation to gender equality work. In October.europa. and specifically on its third pillar. For example.eige. as well as via electronic communication. . The consultation focused on: how to answer the needs of the users. EIGE continued to strengthen the existing cooperation and dialogue with its main stakeholders and to develop further contacts with other relevant organisations. The stakeholders’ database. Mutual visits to discuss and deepen the cooperation took place. the European Network on Gender Equality (EuroGender). It organised a series of consultation meetings in support of its work in the thematic areas. is available in the EIGE annual 36 / EIGE’S Annual Report 2012 activity report for 2012.

Review of the Implementation in the EU of area K of the Beijing Platform for Action: Women and the Environment Gender Equality and Climate Change Main findings EIGE’S Annual Report 2012 / 37 . Review of the Implementation in the EU of area K of the Beijing Platform for Action: Women and the Environment Gender Equality and Climate Change Report Main findings: Gender equality and climate change Review of the implementation in the EU of Area K of the Beijing Platform for Action: Women and the Environment. Development and Peace (BPfA). namely Area K: Women and the Environment.Annexes Annex 1 EIGE’s publications in 2012 Beijing Platform for Action indicators Report: Gender equality and climate change Review of the Implementation in the EU of Area K of the Beijing Platform for Action: Women and the Environment Prepared by EIGE. The topic of the report. this report reviews the progress made by the European Union Member States in the implementation of one of the 12 areas of concern of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action for Equality. Development and Peace (BPfA). It focuses on the participation of women and men in decision-making in the public sector related to climate change and segmentation of education by gender in scientific and technical fields. is gender equality and climate change. selected by the Danish Presidency of the Council of the European Union. This publication summarises the main findings of EIGE’s report on implementation of one of the 12 areas of concern of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action for Equality.

GENDER EQUALITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE the review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action in the EU

Fact sheet: Gender equality and climate change This publication contains a concise summary of the main findings and recommendations of the report ‘Review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action in the EU of Area K: Women and the Environment’.

POLICY CONTEXT
The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA) is an agenda for action to promote and protect the full enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by women. It was adopted by the Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995. In December 1995, the European Council acknowledged the EU’s commitment towards the BPfA and expressed its intent to review its implementation across the Member States on a yearly basis. EIGE’s report ‘Gender Equality and Climate Change’ reviews the implementation of the BPfA in the EU Member States and introduces the first indicators to measure the progress of gender equality in the area of women and the environment. On 21 June 2012 the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council of Ministers of the European Union (EPSCO) adopted conclusions on gender equality and climate change and took note on the first indicators prepared by the Danish Presidency on the basis of EIGE’s report. EPSCO conclusions highlight that more women are needed in climate change decision making to respond to climate change efficiently.
INDICATORS ON GENDER EQUALITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE t t t t Indicator 1. Proportion of women in climate change decision-making bodies at the national level in the EU Member States Indicator 2. Proportion of women in climate change decision-making bodies at the EU level Indicator 3. Proportion of women in climate change decision-making bodies at the international level Indicator 4. Proportion of women tertiary graduates of total graduates (ISCED levels 5 and 6) in natural sciences and technologies at the EU and Member State level

sequently in shaping climate policies. The report proposes indicators to measure women’s participation in climate change decision-making in public sector at the national, EU and international levels. It also presents segmentation of tertiary education by gender in scientific and technical fields.

Women in decision-making
Women’s involvement in climate change decision-making at the national, European and international levels is still low. The highest proportion of women in decision-making was identified at the international level: 39% of women in national delegations to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. At the EU level, the proportion of women in climate change decision-making is 38%. The average percentage of women in the European Commission’s DGs related to climate change is close to 27%. In DG Environment, women hold 25% of the high-level positions while in DG Mobility and Transport this figure falls to 13% − comparable with lower number of women in national ministries in the transport sector. In the European Parliament the average representation of women is higher than in the European Commission, with 39% of women among the members of the committees working on issues closely linked to climate change (Environment, Public Health and Food Safety; Transport and Tourism; Industry, Research and Energy). The first difference was found at the political and administrative levels of decision-making in the Member States. Higher numbers of women were found at the middle management level, among the heads of sectorial departments of national ministries, than at higher political and administrative levels. There are only 26% of women in high-level decision-making positions in the national ministries responsible for environment, transport and energy sectors. Another difference is related to the horizontal comparison of the sectors. Women’s representation in decision making is higher in environmental ministries (34%) compared with the transport and energy sectors, where women’s share of decision-making is only 20% and 17%, respectively. Figure 1. Women in high-level positions related to climate change in environment, transport and energy ministries at the national level, by sector, EU-27, 2011.
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FINDINGS
Gender equality and climate change
Despite the leading role of the EU in advancing the international negotiations on climate change, gender dimension has been largely absent from policy initiatives and debates at the European and international levels. EIGE’s report reveals important links between gender equality and climate change. Women and men are affected by climate change in diverse ways – the gender dimension is present in the way women and men contribute to GHG emissions, mitigate, adapt to and perceive climate change. Finally, women and men are influenced differently by the socio-economic impacts of climate policies. All of these gender differences need to be taken into account in policy making to improve the responsiveness of climate change policies to the needs of women and men, and society in general. The gender dimension is central in power relations and con-

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Gender equality and climate change we need equal participation, nothing less

Interview: Gender equality and climate change — We need equal participation, nothing less An interview with climate expert Annika Carlsson-Kanyama about the female face of climate change and the fact that less focus is still given to women’s capacity to be drivers of change in the fight against climate change.

Shila Meyer-Behjat and climate expert Annika Carlsson-Kanyama talk about the female face of climate change, why women drive smaller cars and the way to solve the climate crisis – ‘all together’.
Climate change expert Annika Carlsson-Kanyama Ms Carlsson-Kanyama, can women solve the climate crisis? Oh, I would like to say yes, but I as a scientist I must say ‘I don’t know’ because this of course hasn’t been proven. But we know that women today are not empowered enough and we have evidence that they are more concerned with climate change than men. So putting that together, me being me, I would answer ‘maybe’. In their recent report on women and climate change, the European Institute for Gender Equality, EIGE, focuses on the so-called gender dimension to climate change. Yes, this has become an area of growing interest although there are so many aspects to it. But in general it is about findings such as for one, as I said, women and men conceive climate change differently as they do almost every other issue. At the same time, by making choices in their lives that are less harmful to the environment, women tend to live more climate-friendly lives. Can you give daily examples? Today we have all this data showing that an average woman’s lifestyle produces less GHG gases than a man’s. Women drive smaller cars, they drive less in general, they use public transport and they eat less meat. Some research suggests that women simply cannot afford men’s lifestyle, driving bigger cars, for example. No, no, I don’t think it is a matter of resources. We have done research among women and men with the same income. Still the women drove smaller cars, ate differently etc.- all of the above. They were more conscious about their daily choices and habits. Where that comes from, I don’t know. Some suggest it is biological – that women have a caring nature. Others tend to believe it is a product of gender stereotypes. I do believe it is more of the latter, but that those gender stereotypes are so strong and enduring that they have some effect on the female nature. It is fairly agreed today that people in the developing world will suffer more from the effects of climate change, women especially. But the same applies for Europe as well … That is right. During the heat wave in France for example more women died than men. It hasn’t really been confirmed why but it could be that they were responsible for household tasks and thus more active, or it is just a matter of constitution. By the way, that is another aspect of why women need to be more involved – to give more visibility to their vulnerability. Women are in every sense at the frontline of climate change. But they need to go from vulnerable to visible to powerful.

Since the urge to involve more women in climate talks has been identified in 1992 within the Beijing Platform for Action, there have been lots of initiatives for greater diversity. What has changed since then? Not very much, although things have of course improved: there are women now even at the most senior levels. But what we need is their equal participation, nothing less. Why doesn’t this happen? Look at other power structures, you will find the same. It is for the same reasons that women are less represented on company boards or decision-making bodies in politics. Those in power won’t give it up simply to have more justice. Is there a calculable loss to the lack of women participating in finding the solutions given that they are more aware and possibly more affected? I wouldn’t know of that kind of research. But look, many believe that with climate change we will need to really enter into a catastrophe for everybody to understand the urgency of the issue. But the signs have already been there to suggest that the solutions so far, or maybe I should say ‘our whole approach’, does not work properly. What are key measures to get more women involved in decision-making? How drastic should these measures be regarding what is at stake? I usually don’t get involved in political debate as such. But I think the key is to make women more visible in the public sphere. It sometimes takes everybody to work on that. In my country – Sweden TV stations now really make an effort to have female experts equally represented for interviews and programmes. Little things like that change the pub lic perception drastically. In its report EIGE finds that education, mainly post-graduate, is the key factor to get more women involved... Yes, I certainly believe so. But some might argue that there is just too few women qualified enough to enter at these levels. That is not a valid argument for me. In the same report, EIGE suggests that while there are more female students than male, too few women enter scientific areas relevant to working on solutions for climate change. What might be the challenges for women in those areas of research? From my experience, there are several dimensions here. First of all, I think that women don’t see that there are many job chances in those fields so they move on to different areas where there are more and realistic possibilities. But, on top of that, women are not being made to feel welcome. Former Irish President and first female head of state in Ireland Mary Robinson wrote in an article: “Women are the world’s best climate change defence”. Do you agree? What needs to be done to fully realise and exploit this potential? They are better – that I know! With men we still have to ask ourselves how to make them get rid of their big cars (laughs!). Now, on a serious note, I believe there is a political dimension to it. So, you could argue that on average a conservative man is more harmful to the environment than a socially-oriented woman. We know that women on average are more concerned with climate change – as they are with any other crisis.

Report: Violence against Women — Victim support Review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action in the EU Member States This report aims to support policymakers and all relevant institutions in their efforts to combat and prevent domestic violence, by providing them with reliable and comparable data and information for effective, evidence-based decisions and policy improvement.

Review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action in the EU Member States:

Violence against women — Victim support

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Support services for women victims of domestic violence in the EU Member States and Croatia

Fact sheet: Support for women victims of intimate partner violence This publication contains a very concise summary of the main findings and the recommendations of the report: ‘Review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action in the EU Member States: Violence against women — Victim support’.

Policy Context
Violence against women is a violation of fundamental freedoms and rights, such as human dignity, integrity, right to liberty and security. The eradication of all forms of violence against women is one of the strategic objectives of the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA), adopted at the 4th World Conference on Women in 1995. The European Council acknowledged the EU’s commitment towards the BPfA and expressed its intent to review its implementation regularly across the Member States. The Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence adopted by the Council of Europe in 2011 offers the most recent and comprehensive international legal instrument to address violence against women. The EU and its institutions are committed to protecting and promoting gender equality, which includes taking decisive actions to combat violence against women. In the Women’s Charter (2010) the European Commission affirms its commitment to eradicate all forms of violence and to provide support for those affected by it. This commitment is reaffirmed in the Commission’s Strategy for Equality between Women and Men 2010−2015. The Action Plan of the Stockholm Programme for 2010−2014 seeks to enhance the protection of women victims of violence when exercising their right to free movement within the EU. One of the key measures to support women survivors of violence is to provide specialised services and ensure the effective coordination of public support system. EIGE’s report on ‘Review of the Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action by the EU Member States: Violence against Women.

Victim Support’ (2012) presents the current status of the general and specialised services available for women survivors of intimate partner violence in the 27 EU Member States and Croatia. The report provides analysis on the range, number, extent and actual use of the support options and presents recommendations for improving support services. The report also presents data gaps and provides recommendations to improve the objectivity, comparability and reliability of the data at the EU level in this area.

Main Findings
The vast majority of the EU Member States have implemented national action plans to combat domestic violence, and have included in the penal codes the intimate partner violence and adopted protection orders. However, many challenges still remain. The majority of national action plans lack monitoring and evaluation; legal measures lack a gender-based definition of violence, and protection orders lack efficient implementation. While there has been significant progress in the criminalisation of DVAW, gaps in implementation still remain, with low numbers of prosecutions compared to the number of reported cases and sanctions rarely sufficient to act as a deterrent. There are no consistent standards or approaches to perpetrators’ programmes and not all of the programmes align with the support services for victims. The training of professionals on DVAW is often not systematic, or included in their basic training. Furthermore, it is neither mandatory nor sufficiently funded. The level of provision of support services varies substantially within the EU in relation to approach, capacity and quali-

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Interview with Sylvia Walby

Violence against women: victim support

Interview with Sylvia Walby: Violence against women — Victim support An interview with a distinguished Professor of Sociology and Unesco Chair in Gender Research, Lancaster University, and research consultant on gender-based violence for the United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women (UNDAW), UNECE, the UN Secretary-General, the United Nations Development Programme, the European Commission and EIGE. In the interview, the problems related to data collection in the area of violence against women are discussed as well as issues connected with victim support.

Sylvia Walby: Distinguished Professor of Sociology and UNESCO Chair in Gender Research, Lancaster University. Research consultant on gender-based violence for UNDAW, UNECE, UN Secretary-General, UNDP, the European Commission and the European Institute for Gender Equality. For the UK Home Office, she produced Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking: Findings from the British Crime Survey (with J. Allen, Office 2004), and for the Women and Equality Unit: The Cost of Domestic Violence (2004). Her most recent book is: The Future of Feminism (Polity 2011). A recent report is: Measuring the impact of cuts in public expenditure on the provision of services to prevent violence against women and girls. Awarded an OBE for services to equal opportunities and diversity in 2008. More information: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/sociology/profiles/34/

since most of this violence is not reported to the authorities. For this reason, most experts recommend surveys of the population to generate more accurate estimates which are robust in reporting on changes over time and differences between countries. There are examples of such surveys in some countries, but they are not comparable. There is as yet no completed survey that provides comparisons between countries of the different forms of violence, let alone comparisons of changes over time in different countries. However, there is a survey is in this field – an important development from the European Union Fundamental Rights Agency – though with limitations on the information being gathered, and a second one is proposed by the European Commission. Ideally a survey would be carried out in all the EU Member States that generates identical data on key indicators (harmonised by Eurostat) of different forms of gender-based violence against women and which is repeated on a regular basis so as to produce data on changes over time. This will require policy coordination at the EU level. Another relevant finding of EIGE’s report is that support services for victims of intimate partner violence are not sufficient. Some of the main challenges are: low level of service provision in certain countries or lack of specialised services for women survivors of violence. What other challenges were identified as part of the research in the area of public support to women survivors of intimate partner violence? The development of specialised services to victims of intimate partner violence has played an important role in reducing the amount of violence against women as well as providing support in times of acute need. While defining these services in a way that allows for comparisons across the EU remains a challenge, they include at minimum: refuges/shelters, phone lines, advocacy, counselling and legal aid. The exchange of information about these important innovations across the EU has been supported by the Daphne initiative of the EU. But despite the known effectiveness of such services, their provision remains very uneven across Europe. Within mainline services, such as police, prosecutors, health care, housing, employment and income support, there have been important developments including specialised expert units, but again these are very uneven. There is a challenge to expand such pockets of excellence into all countries and to maintain the quality of the service provision as they are spread. It is important to continue to develop the expertise that underlies the ongoing innovation of new services and the effective delivery of quality services. This expertise

The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) has recently produced a report entitled ‘Review of the Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action by the EU Member States: Violence Against Women/Victim Support’ for which you were also a part of the research team. The report states that definitions of forms of violence and data collection methodologies differ widely between violence counted in prevalence surveys, crime statistics and other sources of administrative data. The data therefore cannot be compared within one country or internationally. What can be done to improve the quality of the data? Data on the extent of violence against women is important for knowing the scale of the problem and for assessing whether policies are working. There are two main ways of collecting information about the extent of gender-based violence against women (as well as other forms of violence): data collected during the routine administration of public services, such as the policing of violence; and surveys of the general population that ask a representative sample of people about their experience of such violence. Statistics derived from administrative sources are useful in monitoring the performance of services, but they are known to significantly underestimate the extent of violence,

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Gender Equality Index
Rationale for the Gender Equality Index This is a summary of the conceptual and methodological issues of the ‘Study for the development of the basic structure of a Gender Equality Index for the European Union’ produced by Janneke Plantenga, Colette Fagan, Friederike Maier and Chantal Remery, commissioned by EIGE. The theoretical and empirical findings of the study were used for further work by EIGE in the course of the development of the Gender Equality Index for Europe.

Rationale for the Gender Equality Index for Europe

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Gender-based violence
The study to identify and map existing data and resources on sexual violence against women in the EU
The study to identify and map existing data and resources on sexual violence against women in the EU

This report is based on a study commissioned by EIGE and carried out by the European Women’s Lobby in 2011. The study focused on the following forms of sexual violence against women — rape, marital rape, sexual abuse/ assault, sexual coercion and sexual harassment outside the workplace — and covered resources used by the Member States and Croatia between 2007 and 2010.

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Information leaflet on EIGE’s resources on gender-based violence in the Resource and Documentation Centre The leaflet provides practical information on EIGE’s Resource and Documentation Centre, which builds links to resources on gender-based violence in Europe published over more than 20 years.
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Gender-based violence Resources

Gender mainstreaming: gender training

Mapping of gender training policies and practices in the European Union — Summary of findings
Mapping of gender training policies and practices in the European Union
Summary of findings

The publication presents the key findings, conclusions and recommendations from EIGE’s study mapping the provision of gender training in the EU Member States and Croatia, conducted in 2012 under the project ‘Gender training in the European Union: Mapping, research and stakeholders’ engagement (2012−13)’.

Gender training in the European Union: Reflections from the online discussion
Gender training in the European Union
Reflections from the online discussion

This document reflects the process and views expressed by several participants in an online discussion held on 25 and 26 September 2012. The discussion was conducted as part of the study on ‘Gender training in the European Union: Mapping, research and stakeholders’ engagement (2012−13)’, undertaken by ICF GHK on behalf of EIGE. The participants used EuroGender — a new online platform that EIGE has developed for its stakeholders.

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Special attention was placed on specific approaches applied and materials produced by such actors. ‘Working Aid: Gender Impact Assessment Gender Mainstreaming in the Preparation of Legislation’ (2007) serves to facilitate the identification of gender-specific impacts when drafting legislation and provides support in presenting the impact of prospective legislation on men and women. which consists of four units that focus on gender perspectives in areas such as health. commissioning authorities need to make an informed decision of how to commission gender training.iucn. this reference sheet outlines the five key steps that need to be followed when planning gender training programmes in public authorities’ work. It should also take into account the background and needs of those being trained. tools and methods are being used for gender training? There are many generic tools. and disseminate training practices that have been effective in achieving their aims. health research. regional/local. gender-mainstreaming. as they enable more personal reflection and discussion.org/downloads/eng_version_web_final_1. At the same time. Portugal: The Action Plan for Equality – Gender. on gender mainstreaming. research and stakeholders’ engagement (2012−13)’. STEP 2.be/fr/binaries/ Manual%20gender%20budgeting_tcm337-120670.Gender training: Factors contributing to its effective implementation and challenges ‘When it comes to gender training. research and stakeholders’ engagement (2012-2013). this reference sheet presents some resources for gender training in Europe. Citizenship and Non-Discrimination (2011-2013) calls for the dissemination of gender mainstreaming and the training of public officials in gender mainstreaming and equality. and a materials section. Tailored training resources are more likely to exist in specific sectors such as education. it gives a foretaste of the type of information and expertise that can be found in EIGE’s databases of gender trainers and gender training resources available at http://www. Spain.uninstraw. More information can be found at: http://www. The TOOLBOX contains exercises on raising awareness on gender. one-off courses. and there must be enough time to discuss any questions that arise. For this. and EN versions at: http://www.pdf ) defines and clarifies the concept of gender budgeting. Spain: Professionals responsible for planning and managing health services and those responsible for the health area of equality bodies can participate in a course. Integrating this principle in all its activities represents a general aim for the EU. Entities who want to apply for public funds to deliver gender training or to train trainers have to comply with these standards. There is a need both for generic and more in-depth gender training to address the different needs of training participants.th/data/cat12/ gender_manual. based on examples set by Australia. It aims to collect.pdf Climate change: IUCN and the UNDP in partnership with the Gender and Water Alliance. health. Gender impact assessment: In Germany. Gender training helps key actors to acquire the knowledge and skills that are necessary to achieve this goal.2013).pdfm Based on evidence gathered for EIGE’s project on ‘Gender training in the EU: Mapping. 25/26 September 2012 Gender training: Factors contributing to its effective implementation and challenges Based on evidence gathered throughout EIGE’s project. backed up by the explicit recognition of competence development of staff as a precondition for its successful implementation. tools and experiences. What factors contribute to effective gender training? Integrating gender training into national gender equality policy Some EU Member States are demonstrating a commitment to gender mainstreaming.moph. as identified by trainers themselves. Denmark. Ensuring commitment: What is the involvement of the top-management for? As a strategy for achieving gender equality. Training should focus on the practical application of gender mainstreaming by developing the capacity of trainees to integrate gender considerations into their respective field of work. It also provides some good practice examples in ‘train the trainers’ and gender competence programmes in specific sectors. and gender mainstreaming in health policy. While the list of the examples mentioned below is by no means exhaustive. It also provides some good practice examples in train the trainers and gender competence programmes in specific sectors. Proper resources should be allocated by all EU governments and Croatia to support their gender mainstreaming goals. this sheet outlines some examples of approaches to gender training that have worked and points to the main challenges that need to be addressed when planning to support gender mainstreaming with training activities. It draws on and adapts existing material and uses this. Since 2011 all new civil servants undergo 6-8 hours of gender training.belgium. Some useful resources include: The GENDER TOOLBOX was developed as a part of the EU-funded ‘Fit for Gender Mainstreaming’ project (2006-2008) which aimed to foster local level gender mainstreaming strategies through training. Participatory and experiential learning approaches to gender training are often more effective than learning from textbook modules. FAO and WEDO. Some examples include: Issue-specific methods and tools Gender budgeting: In Belgium. Lithuania. to illustrate the concepts in each module. Available at: http://www. The questions to be considered before commissioning training services include: „ Content and materials: What topics are we most interested in? What training materials would be the most appropriate in our case? „ Methodology: What would be the best approach to achieve training goals? What kind of exercises would be optimal for us? „ Trainer’s profile: What knowledge.eige.org Gender training: Step-by-step approach to quality Gender training: Step-by-step approach to quality „ What is gender training? Gender training is a tool and a process meant to support policy makers in their effort to integrate gender considerations into all policies and programmes. Based on evidence gathered throughout EIGE’s project. Gender training: Five step approach to quality Based on evidence gathered during EIGE’s study on ‘Gender training in the EU: Mapping. Tools. EIGE’S Annual Report 2012 / 41 . social and cultural context where it is being conducted. „ Why do we need it? Equality between women and men is a fundamental value of the European Union (EU). at EU Member State and international level. The aim of this study is to improve the quality of gender training in the EU by sharing knowledge. To achieve its continuity in national. What resources.eu The involvement of men in gender equality initiatives in the European Union The Involvement of Men in Gender Equality Initiatives in the European Union Study report This report is the final product of the background study on the involvement of men in gender equality in EIGE’s working areas. political. employment. Portugal Excerpt from EIGE’s online discussion on gender training. the on-going debate on quality standards and skills based criteria for gender trainers offers some pointers on what should be considered when commissioning effective gender training. this reference sheet presents some resources for gender training in Europe. including gender training that goes beyond generic. Available at: http://hph4. responsible staff for its implementation often lacks gender knowledge and the specific skills to implement gender mainstreaming.net Sector-specific methods and tools Health: In Ireland. Tailoring gender training to the context and participants’ needs Gender training will have the most impact and relevance when it is designed for the professional. These commitments are set out in detailed national action plans. UNESCO. ‘A Guide to Creating Gender-Sensitive Health Services’ provides guidance on creating and implementing gender sensitive health services.go.org. good practice and activities that are tailored to the policy areas of trainees facilitate individual commitment and contribute more effectively to behavioural. the public servants must possess the knowledge and technical skills to address gender issues. The general aim of the report is to map relevant stakeholders in all EU Member States whose activity could be considered as contributing to a more effective involvement of men in the promotion of gender equality. All ministries are required to provide training on gender mainstreaming for their directors and staff. a collection of checklists and guidelines. showing its relevance to public management.2014 includes a commitment to further develop training in gender mainstreaming. Other examples of gender budgeting tools that can be found in EIGE’s database come from Austria. there are no common guidelines for commissioning institutions to lead them through the process of finding and selecting quality training services. as well as strengthening information provision on gender equality.’ Isabel Romao. Where possible practical examples from participants’ own experiences should be used.anamai.eige. and Sweden. this reference sheet outlines some examples of approaches to gender training that have worked and points to the main challenges that need to be addressed when planning to support gender mainstreaming with training activities. Available at: http://cmsdata. a gender counselling section. research and stakeholders’ engagement (2012-2013). Whereas it is a policy commitment for most EU Member States.gendertoolbox. Gender trainers can use the toolbox after adjusting it to specific environments and contexts. strategies and activities. organisational. STEP 1.eu. research and stakeholders’ engagement (2012−13)’. research and stakeholders’ engagement (2012 . has prepared a training manual on gender and climate change. However. FR. Finland: Training for gender mainstreaming. a ‘Manual for the application of gender budgeting within the Belgian federal administration’ (http://igvm-iefh. and climate change. and providing examples and advice. „ Why gender training? The aim of gender training is to make the actors more gender equality aware. EIGE’s gender trainers’ database gives access to a wide pool of gender trainers with different methodological and thematic expertise in Europe and allows authorities commissioning gender training to work with trainers that have the right experience in their policy areas. „ What is this reference sheet about? Based on evidence gathered during EIGE’s study on Gender training in the EU: Mapping. gender mainstreaming involves a process of fostering change in policies. and sectoral policies. so called ‘referential’ at the national level. assess. Available at: http://www. building their gender competence and enabling them to promote gender equality goals in their work at all levels. there are not many resources and tools tailored according to the specific audience and sector. The success of training therefore relies on leaders’ understanding that the implementation of gender mainstreaming requires specific knowledge and investment in the competence development of staff. alongside newly created case studies. this reference sheet outlines the five key steps that need to be followed when planning gender training programmes in public authorities’ work. Currently. Available in DE. Gender mainstreaming has been on the political agenda at international and European levels since 1995. EIGE is currently carrying out a study on Gender training in the EU: Mapping. Good practices in gender training Good practices in gender training Based on evidence gathered for EIGE’s project on Gender training in the EU: Mapping. and programme level changes that are at the heart of gender training. ENERGIA International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy. Luxembourg: The National Gender Action Plan for 2009 .europa. Ensuring standards: What should we look at when commissioning gender training? Taking into account the diverse background of gender training providers. Canada and Sweden. skills and competences should a gender trainer possess? How can these be verified? Portugal has set training standards. Greece.europa. Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality. The Compendium of Good Practices in Gender Training has been developed by UN Women. bad training is often worse than no training at all. institutional commitment to gender mainstreaming and support from high-level managers is crucial to enable staff to attend gender training sessions and to have the time and space to think about how this affects their everyday work. public health interventions in health care. forms a key part of the Finnish gender equality action plan.

to be finalised in 2013. completed in December 2012) Mapping the current status and potential of administrative sources of data on genderbased violence in the EU and Croatia (launched in 2012. phase one carried out under 2011 budget) Gender-based violence • • • A study to map the current situation and trends in female genital mutilation (launched 2011. tools and good practices in the field of domestic violence’ — completed (study carried out under 2011 budget) Gender training in the European Union (launched 2011. study carried out under 2012 budget) • List of planned studies in 2013 Beijing indicators Gender Equality Index • • Study for the construction of a statistical information system for the European Union Gender Equality Index (launched in 2011 — study carried out under 2011 budget) Information for country profiles on the efforts made by the EU Member States related to • • Study on a selected area of concern of the BPfA (Greece) Study on a review of the BPfA +20 (Italy) 42 / EIGE’S Annual Report 2012 .Annex 2 List of ongoing studies in 2012 A full description of each study is available in Annex 3 gender equality (launched in 2012 — study carried out under 2012 budget) • Revision and enrichment of the conceptual framework for the Gender Equality Index (launched in 2012 — study carried out under 2012 budget) Beijing indicators • • • Study on Area D of the Beijing Platform for Action: Violence against Women (launched 2011) — completed (study carried out under 2011 budget) Study on Area J of the Beijing Platform for Action: Women and Media (launched 2012) — will be completed in the second quarter of 2013 (study carried out under 2012 budget) Study on Area H of the Beijing Platform for Action: Institutional Mechanisms (launched June 2012) — will be completed in the fourth quarter of 2013 (study carried out under 2012 budget) Methods. the Member States and Croatia’ (launched October 2012 — study carried out under 2012 budget) Area D of the Beijing Platform for Action: Violence against Women — ‘Study on the collection of methods. tools and good practices • • Area J of the Beijing Platform for Action: Women and Media (launched May 2012 — study carried out under budget 2012) Area H of the Beijing Platform for Action: Institutional Mechanisms — ‘Review of the institutional capacity and effective methods. tools and good practices for mainstreaming gender equality in a few selected policy areas within the European Commission.

tools and good practices Study to complement the work on a selected area of concern of the BPfA (Greece) Study to complement the review of the BPfA +20 (Italy) • • Background paper — development of the concept of benefits of gender equality Unforeseen studies — study on international activities in the field of data collection on gender-based violence across the EU EIGE’S Annual Report 2012 / 43 .Gender Equality Index Research and Documentation Centre • • • • Maintenance and updating of data and metadata of EIGE’s database on gender statistics Study on a database on gender statistics • Feasibility study for a gender equality thesaurus and glossary for the EU Other Methods.

training of professionals. number. included in EIGE’s Research and Documentation Centre. state measures to eliminate domestic violence against women and evaluation of the measures taken in all Member States and Croatia. media monitoring report to be delivered in March 2013 44 / EIGE’S Annual Report 2012 . the measures targeting the male perpetrator. United Kingdom Study launched: March 2012.Annex 3 Information about the studies conducted by EIGE in 2012 Focal Area 1: Comparable and reliable data and indicators on gender equality Collection of data and statistics on all of the 12 critical areas of concern of the BPfA — providing support to the Polish. It also provided a background overview of existing data and information on the profile of female victims of violence and male perpetrators. with a special emphasis on different types of support services for women victims of domestic violence in all EU Member States and Croatia. The study focused on collection of data and assessing the range. Austria Study launched: September 2011. Encountered difficulties: — Future steps: The information from the background research and the collected data were used for drafting the report for the Cypriot Presidency of the Council of European Union. actual use and quality of support services. and are also used for the calculation of the index. The data resulting from this study were integrated in a database. Danish and Cypriot Presidencies of the Council Support to the Cypriot Presidency of the Council (July–December 2012) Study in Area D of the Beijing Platform for Action: Violence against Women Contract awarded to: Austrian Women’s Shelter Network/WAVE (Women Against Violence Europe. final report delivered to EIGE in September 2012 Description of the study: The study carried out under this contract focused on domestic violence against women. extent. main study report delivered to EIGE in November 2012. Support to the Irish Presidency of the Council (January– June 2013) Study in Area J of the Beijing Platform for Action: Women and Media Contract awarded to: The University of Liverpool.

referring to ‘actions to be taken to increase the participation and access of women to expression and decision-making in and through the media and new technologies of communication’ in order to propose indicators to monitor implementation in this area. gender mainstreaming. the study will also review implementation of the objective H3 in the Member States and Croatia (‘generate and disseminate gender-disaggregated data and information for planning and evaluation’) and will propose indicators to monitor this objective. The study will explore: national machineries and other governmental bodies for gender equality.Description of the study: The aim of the study is to produce a comprehensive report on the current implementation stage in the Member States of the objective formulated in Area J: Women and the Media. public policies. such as location at the highest possible level in the government. It also explores if and how the regulating media bodies in the EU Member States and Croatia developed voluntary codes of good practice in relation to the dignity of human beings and non-discrimination between the sexes in the sense of Directive 2010/13/EU. conditions for an effective functioning of national structures. sufficient resources in terms of professional capacity and budget. The study is dedicated to the topic of gender equality and the media. Encountered difficulties: — EIGE’S Annual Report 2012 / 45 . and the possibility of influencing the development of governmental policies. programs and projects’ and will monitor indicators proposed by Finnish Presidency in 2006. The data resulting from this study are to be integrated in a database. the Netherlands Study launched: June 2012. final report to be delivered to EIGE in 2013 Description of the study: The aim of the study is to produce a comprehensive report on the current implementation stage in the EU Member States and Croatia of the objectives formulated in Area H of the Beijing Platform for Action: Institutional Mechanisms for Advancement of Women. generating and disseminating sex-disaggregated data and information in each of EU Member States and Croatia. the commitment and responsibility of the national structures for promoting gender equality. Support to the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council (July– December 2013) Study in Area H of the Beijing Platform for Action: Institutional Mechanisms Contract awarded to: Aletta E-Quality. Encountered difficulties: — Future steps: The information from the background research and the collected data were used for drafting the report for Irish Presidency of the Council of European Union. The study will provide a review of objectives H1 and H2 of the Beijing Platform for Action — ‘create or strengthen national machineries and other governmental bodies’ and ‘integrate gender perspectives in legislation. and to be included in EIGE’s Research and Documentation Centre. To provide a full overview of Area H. focusing on the role of women in the decision-making roles in media (boards of public and private broadcasters of radio/television stations).

FGM-related child protection interventions and hospital/medical records on FGM.C. Encountered difficulties: — Future steps: The final report and country fact sheets on FGM will be launched in March 2013. Germany. The study consists of two phases. bringing about the first collection of information and data. legal and policy framework. Although some policies to abandon FGM have been developed in the Member States and Croatia. final report delivered to EIGE in December 2012 Description of the study: The main objective is to support and contribute to the future development of strategies for the elimination of different forms of violence against women. France. The different national approaches to tackle FGM in the EU were analysed and compared in order to identify practices with potential in prevention. Ireland.A. protection. United Kingdom) have undertaken prevalence estimates of women and girls at risk and victims of FGM but not on a systematic basis. EIGE’s work on gender-based violence ‘Study to map the current situation and trends of female genital mutilation in 27 EU Member States and Croatia’ Contract awarded to: the consortium composed of the Ghent University — ICRH and E. actors. actors dealing with this issue and approaches. prevention work on FGM as well as services for victims of FGM are seriously underfunded and are not organised in a structured or sustainable way. The main findings of the study’s first phase show that data on the prevalence of FGM in the Member States and Croatia are not systematically collected. The research identified the six most comparable indicators to assess and monitor the situation in relation to FGM: prevalence studies. the study provides recommendations on data collection and policy approaches to FGM in the EU. and included in EIGE’s Research and Documentation Centre. The data resulting from this study are to be integrated in a database.D. coherent and comprehensive national approaches are rare. tools and methods in the area of FGM in the EU. Finally. Italy. policy and legal framework. Second phase: In-depth research in nine EU Member States. provision of services. national action plans covering FGM. by assessing and analysing the current situation concerning female genital mutilation (FGM) in the EU Member States and Croatia. 46 / EIGE’S Annual Report 2012 . Netherlands. specific criminal law provisions on FGM. and used for the calculation of the index.Future steps: The information from the background research and the collected data will be used for drafting the report for Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. partnership and prevalence. Eight Member States (Belgium. Moreover. asylum granted on FGM grounds. There are national action plans that deal exclusively with FGM in eight countries. prosecution. (Yellow Window Management Consultants) Study launched: 2011. Hungary. First phase: Desk research in the EU Member States and Croatia. notably on prevalence.

EIGE’S Annual Report 2012 / 47 . final report to be delivered to EIGE in August 2013 Description of the study: The study aims to map the key administrative data sources on gender-based violence — and statistical products created from these sources — in the 27 EU Member States and Croatia and analyse their relevance. Between September and December 2012. The evidence review and desk research have also been initiated. This will constitute the first and the most essential step for a reliable compilation of comparable administrative data on GBV across the EU.‘Mapping the current status and potential of administrative sources of data on gender-based violence in the EU and Croatia’ Contract awarded to: Matrix Insight Ltd Study launched: September 2012. As the first stage. EIGE developed methodological guidelines to map. The final report (Feasibility study on administrative data collection on gender-based violence in the European Union) is expected in August 2013. Based on the results of this analysis. describe and assess efficiently and effectively administrative sources of data on gender-based violence and statistics drawn from these sources in the EU Member States and Croatia. Finally. The database of key administrative data sources and statistics from them and an overview of the status of administrative data collection on gender-based violence in the EU Member States and Croatia will be ready in May 2013. the feasibility of the collection of comparable data at EU level from the identified national administrative sources on GBV will be assessed. a comprehensive and detailed map of the existing administrative sources of data on the issue will be built. The analysis of the results of the desk and field research will be produced between May and July. there has been no overview available of the extent. scope and potential of administrative data collection on gender-based violence in the Member States and Croatia. EIGE intends to fill this gap with this study. reliability and quality. So far. the study will provide recommendations for improving the statistical potential of administrative sources on GBV as well as a set of guidelines to harmonise data collection. Encountered difficulties: — Future steps: The field research of the study in each country will be carried out between January and April 2013.

Through this project. Encountered difficulties: — Future steps: The study will be carried out between January and April 2013. which are relevant for the composition of the Gender Equality Index. final report to be delivered to EIGE in May 2013 Description of the study: The study will review data collected by EU bodies and the main international organisations as well as the existing and planned activities addressing this subject. Business Unit: EIM Business and Policy Research. the complete database and the log file describing its construction. The final report is expected in May 2013. Contract awarded to: Panteia B. The meta-information includes conceptual information.‘Study on international activities in the field of data collection on gender-based violence across the EU’ Contract awarded to: The European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control. EIGE’s Gender Equality Index Study for the construction of a statistical information system for the European Union Gender Equality Index Study launched: Initially launched in June 2011.V. EIGE’S Annual Report 2012 48 / . The statistical information system (SIS) is composed of data and exhaustive descriptions of the metainformation of the generating process of the index. relaunched in August 2011. namely on the imputation of data. harmonisation of data within the Member States and institutional references. • • • • • • • • The main outputs are: the architecture of the SIS. a comprehensive assessment of the quality of data. the support in the calculation process of the index. affiliated with the United Nations (HEUNI) Study launched: December 2012. The information provided will enable EIGE to avoid duplicated work. methodology. a glossary of the meta-information in the SIS. The construction of the index will be based on a selection of variables from the statistical information system whereby the natural complexity of gender equality is reflected through a structured and classified system of variables. the Netherlands Description of the study: The study will provide a relational database on gender equality in the 27 EU Member States. strengthen synergies and identify existing gaps for guiding its future activities in this field. EIGE obtained: the structured classification and organisation of a SIS based on a comprehensive framework of gender equality through mapping gender equality policy priorities in the EU. This project provides the database from which the data for the index can be drawn. Final report delivered to EIGE in November 2012. identification of the methodology implemented and the problems encountered. a glossary of the statistical terms.

finding a partner proved hard. All the information used to produce the report comes from national sources which are publicly available. Information on Gender Equality Index country profiles in relation to the efforts made by the EU Member States towards gender equality Study launched: in June 2012 Contract awarded to: Franet National Focal Points from the Member States Description of the study: The scope of this study was to gather information on the actions carried out by national governments and other relevant institutions in promoting and mainstreaming gender equality. The relevant information on gender equality. The terms of reference were also adjusted. work.Encountered difficulties: EIGE encountered delays in the implementation of this project. Revision and enrichment of the conceptual framework for the Gender Equality Index Study launched : August 2012 Contract awarded to: Eileen Drew Description of the study: The service requested provided the revision and updating of the conceptual framework underpinning the Gender Equality Index. violence and intersecting inequalities. time and participation. Since the creation of an index on the scale planned by EIGE is unique and does not exist yet. National focal points were requested to gather information about national policy measures taken by the national and regional governments of Member States in the promotion of gender equality. As no offers meeting all of the project’s eligibility criteria were received. Since the initial call for tender (open procedure) received only one unsuccessful offer. a more restricted negotiated procedure was implemented. The research methodology was desk-based research. written in a way that is understandable by non-experts and of the highest publishing quality. power. Consequently. The deliverable is a full conceptual paper together with references and annexes. Encountered difficulties: The negotiated tender was initially launched in June 2012. and after a process of revisions. EIGE’S Annual Report 2012 / 49 . The national reports are structured according to the following areas of concern: general scope. Encountered difficulties: This project proved to be very ambitious due to its wide scope. EIGE experienced some delays in the implementation of this project. the study needed to be relaunched. The establishment of the criteria for selection of the Member States’ initiatives for the support of the Gender Equality Index results turned out to be especially challenging. health. money. reflecting the efforts made by the EU Member States was provided for the period 2005–12. the accepted paper was delivered in October 2012. knowledge. The final deliverable was received in September2012.

50 / EIGE’S Annual Report 2012 . staff. The specific objective is to provide a collection of methods. stakeholders and good practices. in areas of concern regarding the Beijing Platform for Action selected by the forthcoming presidencies of the Council of the European Union. tools and good practices (MTGP) aiming to provide an overview of approaches and experiences in the 27 EU Member States and Croatia. tools. increase women’s participation and access to decision-making in the media.Focal Area 2: collecting and processing methods and practices for gender equality work Study on good practices. tools and good practices aims to provide an overall perspective of the existing knowledge at European level. establish and develop gender-sensitive self-regulation in media organisations. so as to improve the flow and the transferability of the added value identified by the practices among Member States and then enhance the implementation of effective gender mainstreaming and gender equality policies. tools and good practices. The overall objective of the study is to contribute to the promotion of gender equality in European society. • • • • Encountered difficulties: — Future steps: Data resulting from this study. Italy Study launched: March 2012. The project aims to: increase women’s participation and their expression in the media. tools and methods in Area J of the Beijing Platform for Action: Women and Media Contract awarded to: Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini (in partnership with Ecorys). decision-makers and media managers. for media organisations to support the implementation of gender mainstreaming strategies. develop gender skills and knowledge among professionals. The project intends to make available a wide knowledge of methods and tools for decision-makers and media managers. in the context of women and the media. will be integrated in a database and included in EIGE’s Research and Documentation Centre. together with a literature review and a collection of relevant national and European policies and a programming document. concerning methods. resources. final report to be delivered to EIGE in April 2013 Description of the study: The collection and dissemination of methods. The collection of methods.

The project intends to disseminate the added value expressed by the collected experiences and methodological approaches among stakeholders and relevant national and European institutions. and GIO Gender Interuniversity Observatory — University of Rome ROMATRE. in order to enhance the effectiveness of gender equality policies dealing with domestic violence. Italy Study launched: 2011. tools and methods in Area D of the Beijing Platform for Action: Domestic Violence Contract awarded to: Istituto per la Ricerca Sociale. Italy. tools and good practices (MTGP). collected across the 27 EU Member States and Croatia. Encountered difficulties: — Future steps: The data resulting from this study. awareness raising and victim support methods. The project will focus on training. will be integrated in a database and included in EIGE’s Research and Documentation Centre. tools and good practices. awareness raising and victim support tools. The study will be made available through EIGE’s Resource and Documentation Centre. EIGE’S Annual Report 2012 / 51 . The study aims to collect MTGP in the context of domestic violence (victim support) in order to enhance the effectiveness of gender equality policies at both the EU and Member States levels.Study on good practices. resources. tools. methods and good practices in the area of prevention of domestic violence in the European Union to develop a better knowledge on methods. and make available to the users the practical information related to MTGP as well as to foster the exchange of good practices in this area. concerning methods. stakeholders and good practices. Description of the study: The study’s objective is to collect information on training. final report delivered to EIGE in December 2012.

The data resulting from this study will be integrated in a database and included in EIGE’s Research and Documentation Centre. It will include an evaluative analysis of the effectiveness of a particular method for gender mainstreaming. 52 / EIGE’S Annual Report 2012 . in a selected policy area. gender impact assessment. tools and good practices for mainstreaming gender equality in a few selected policy areas within the European Commission. Contract awarded to: Yellow Window Study launched: Procurement process relaunched in October 2012. kick-off meeting held on 3 January 2013 and final report to be delivered to EIGE in late 2013. the Member States and Croatia’. Description of the study: The study will map the institutional mechanisms and the methods and tools for gender equality and gender mainstreaming in the European Commission. Encountered difficulties: This study was originally launched through an open procedure in September 2012. tools and methods in Area H of the Beijing Platform for Action: Institutional Mechanisms ‘Review of the institutional capacity and effective methods.Study on good practices. the EU Member States and Croatia. but failed to attract bids answering all selection criteria. Future steps: The study will complement the presidency report on institutional mechanisms. The open procedure was consequently cancelled and replaced by a negotiated procedure in October 2012.

Description of the study: With this study. regional and national levels in their spheres of competence. the mapping study final report (delivered in December 2012 and the in-depth study report to be delivered in November 2013. Additionally. The initiative is expected to add up to a smoother and more effective implementation of gender equality policies and initiatives across the EU by supporting the Member States with useful information and recommendations that would help in building the professional gender equality capacity of their civil servants. Main conclusions: The research has shown the wide variation in the backgrounds and professional qualifications of gender trainers and has also demonstrated a wide range of approaches towards designing gender training. They also lack guidance on the process of finding and selecting high-quality training services. at times fragmented. the issue of setting at least the minimum quality standards has been long discussed. United Kingdom Study launched: in 2010. The study concluded that gender training needs to be considered and designed as a vital part of gender mainstreaming and a wider ’capacity-building strategy’ that includes post-training activities. It will explore the factors underlying the effectiveness of gender training as means for capacity building of staff and as a tool for transformative gender mainstreaming. Greater attention will be devoted to issues of quality. experience of the EU and lessons learned in the field of gender training. In academic circles. Encountered difficulties: — EIGE’S Annual Report 2012 / 53 .EIGE’s work on gender training Gender training in the European Union: mapping. with the project to be implemented in two phases. Based on the insights of the mapping study. but in practice no such standards exist. The information will be made available to Member States’ authorities in order to help them formulate policies and measures at local. Thus issues of quality assurance should remain high on the agenda. disseminating and exchanging good practices in gender training. phase II of the project (to be carried out in 2013) will aim at a more profound analysis of gender training. the initiative intends to bring together different actors and facilitate the transfer of knowledge between academia and practitioners so as to increase the capacity of relevant practitioners in pursuing effective gender training programmes. practical guidance and stakeholders’ involvement in creating progress in the area. creating a pool of practical information and facilitating the process of critical reflection on the quality of such training. One of the main aims of this tender is to develop an effective approach to identifying. Furthermore. EIGE intends to increase knowledge on gender training in the European Union. collect across the EU Member States and make available practical and resourceful information related to gender training as well as to foster discussion on the development and acceptance of quality standards for gender training in the EU. presenting in a user-friendly manner. It will contribute to a wider acceptance of gender training as a necessary tool for an effective implementation of gender mainstreaming strategy. monitoring systems and changes in the organisation. The initiative aims to capture and build upon a wide. research and stakeholders engagement Contract awarded to: GHK Consulting Limited. institutions and organisations commissioning gender training do not typically have reference frameworks that would help them to decide what training would be most effective for them.

3. Report for the Danish Presidency delivered (Q1). 3. 5. Meetings of the Working Group on Beijing indicators (Q2.1 INSTITUTIONAL SET-UP AND BODIES OF EIGE Output of the activity: Necessary administrative and operational structures in place Output indicators 1. Greece (Q2–Q4). Studies on selected areas of the BPfA for Ireland and Lithuania launched (Q1–Q2). Lithuanian (March. 3. 3. November) and Greek (November) governments of upcoming presidencies in 2013–14. 2.2. 4. IRISH AND LITHUANIAN PRESIDENCIES OF THE COUNCIL OF THE EU. Meetings with governments of upcoming presidencies in 2013–14 — Ireland. Meetings with governments holding the presidency in 2012 — Denmark and Cyprus (Q1. Q4).2 % 8. 6.Annex 4 Achievement of output indicators. 25 October (Vilnius). 10th meeting on 14 and 15 November. Establishment plan 2012 completed in Q4. 8th meeting on 14 and 15 March. Management Board meetings on 14 March (Brussels). Establishment plan completed at 96. Achievements 1. Studies launched on ‘Women and the media’ (March) and ‘Institutional mechanisms’ (July). Two implementing provisions adopted. 2. Joint meeting of the Management Board and the Experts’ Forum (Q1). Establishment plan completed. 2. 4. COLLECTION OF DATA. 6 June (Vilnius).1. 54 / EIGE’S Annual Report 2012 . Meetings of the Experts’ Forum (Q3.2 FOCAL AREA 1: COMPARABLE AND RELIABLE DATA AND INDICATORS ON GENDER EQUALITY 1. 5. Lithuania. CYPRIOT. 2. September). EIGE’s annual work programme 2012 1. Implementing provisions to Staff Regulations adopted (Q2–Q4). STATISTICS AND INFORMATION ON ALL OF THE 12 CRITICAL AREAS OF CONCERN OF THE BPFA/ PROVIDING SUPPORT TO THE DANISH. 7. Q3). GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE Output of the activity: Functioning and effective support to the presidencies of the Council of the EU Output indicators 1. Development of Business continuity plan moved to 2012. Business Continuity Plan in place. Meetings with representatives of Danish (January) and Cypriot (September) governments. Meetings of the Management Board (Q2. Achievements 1. Three meetings of EF took place. dealing with anti-harassment and the interim occupation of management posts. Establishment plan 2012 completed (Q1). 6. 9th meeting on 26 and 27 June. Two working group meetings in April and October. Joint meeting of Experts’ Forum and Management Board on 14 March (Brussels). 8. 1. 4. Resources for the database collected. Meetings with representatives of Irish (January. Available prevalence data on FGM mapped. 5. 5. Available data on FGM mapped (Q2). 6. 7. 4. Meetings of the Experts’ Forum. Q4). Q3).

8. European and national data source providers and other relevant stakeholders (Q1–Q4). 7. 8.2 EU GENDER EQUALITY INDEX Output of the activity: A concept for an index developed for the European Union to assess (in)equality between women and men in Europe Output indicators 1. 1. Group of Experts on Gender Statistics.2. Consultation meetings with experts in selected areas by Cyprus and Ireland (Q2.3 Working Group on Public Health Statistics Eurostat in September. in March. Two working group meetings in March and November.6 Labour market statistics (LAMAS) working group with Eurostat in October. the European Federation of Journalists. 2. 9.2 Work session on the communication of statistics with UNECE in June.4 Working meeting with the Joint Research Centre (JRC) Unit of Econometric and Applied Statistics in October. 2. 9. Q4).5 JRC annual seminar on composite indicators in October. University of Venice. 2. Publication ‘The rationale for the Gender Equality Index for Europe’ (September). 2.7. 10. International consultations on measuring gender equality in Europe: 3. 2. EIGE’S Annual Report 2012 / 55 . December.1 Presentation of index in the work session on gender statistics. Consultations with DG Communications Networks.3 International Congress on Social Diversity. Study on international activities in the field of data collection on gender-based violence across the EU launched in December. 10. 3. Report for the Danish Presidency delivered in March. Publication on the European Gender Equality Index (Q3–Q4) Achievements 1. The final publication on Gender Equality Index will be launched in June 2013. Unforeseen ad hoc study 2012 (based on the flexibility clause in EIGE’s annual work programme. Meetings of the Working Group on Gender Equality Index (Q2. European and national data source providers and other relevant stakeholders: 2. Report for the Cypriot Presidency delivered in October. UNECE and Unicef. 2.2 IX ISQOLS International Conference: Discovering new frontiers in quality of life research. 3. Content and Technology. 3. 6. Draft report for the Irish Presidency delivered in December. Consultations with international. 4. Consultations with the following international. and representatives from the European Broadcasting Union.1 Meeting for establishing the cooperation agreement with Eurostat in April. Santiago de Compostela University. UNECE. 4. Report for the Irish Presidency drafted (Q4). a session on measuring gender equality in Europe. 2. November. International consultation seminar on measuring gender equality in Europe (Q4). Report for the Cypriot Presidency delivered (Q3). 3. Q3).

3. relaunched October). EIGE reoriented this indicator into a study on ‘Mapping the current status and potential of administrative sources of data on gender-based violence in the EU and Croatia’. 10. 6. study on Institutional Mechanisms (Lithuania Council Presidency) launched (launched September. Study on Women and the Media (Irish Council Presidency) launched (April). tools and methods within the BPfA areas chosen by Ireland and Lithuania launched (Q1–Q2). Thematic network on gender training established (Q4). Achievements 1. 7. validated with TNGT. 6. will be made available online in February 2013.2 COLLECTING. 56 / EIGE’S Annual Report 2012 . Publications on methods and tools (Q1–Q4). Database of gender trainers and training institutions presented in Excel format in October 2012.3. Vilnius. 4. Database of methods and tools. 5. 3. Database of gender mainstreaming tools and methods developed and available.1 GENDER MAINSTREAMING TOOLS AND METHODS Output of the activity: Effective training tools to promote gender equality and gender mainstreaming available to users 1. 2. 4. system for updating in place (Q3). 2. 7. 2012. Inventory of gender training materials and manuals published (Q3–Q4). Ad hoc expert meetings on good practices related to presidencies’ areas of concern and gender equality and mainstreaming training (Q1–Q3).3. the Executive Summary of the report available online from November 2012. validated with TNGT. were validated with Thematic Network on Gender Training (TNGT). meeting held in Vilnius on 23 May and 14 November 2012. The information package prepared for the European conference has been online since November 2012. system for updating will be ready in 2013. 13 and 14 November. European Conference ‘Advancing gender training to support effective gender mainstreaming’. Thematic Network on Gender Training established in Q2. 8. 5. Materials and information package on training (Q4). Study to explore good practices for data collection in order to create conditions for hosting a future observatory on violence against women (Q2). will be available from February 2013. Database of gender training resources institutions presented in Excel format in October 2012. Report on gender training finalised and available on EIGE’s website (Q4). currently in the processes of finalising. currently being turned into an online format. 9.1. will be available online in February 2013. 28 country factsheets (Annex to the final report) were presented to EIGE in October 2012. will be available from February 2013. system for updating it in place (Q1–Q4). annotated bibliography on domestic violence made available to users. 11. PROCESSING AND DISSEMINATING GOOD PRACTICES Output indicators 1. Database of gender training and gender trainers updated. 9. Studies on good practices. European seminar on gender training (Q4). 8.3 FOCAL AREA 2: COLLECTING AND PROCESSING METHODS AND PRACTICES FOR GENDER EQUALITY WORK 1. currently being turned into an online format. The study report presented to EIGE in December.

printed and distributed. The information campaign was postponed to coincide with this to 2013. 2. Video presentations of the Women inspiring Europe 2013 launched (Q1). 7. Exchange of good practices. 5. 1. IT tools required for the EuroGender network were installed to an EIGE staging server. Increased number of cooperation agreements with research centres. 6. Cooperation agreement with five partners formally signed in Vilnius during Q4.10. 4.europa. 3.4. 26 September (organisation). Network information campaign launched (Q1). The calendar ‘Women inspiring Europe’ 2013 was prepared. EIGE reports on the BPfA areas have been integrated in the RDC. Consultation meeting to assess good practices in preventing domestic violence. 7 and 8 February. EIGE’S Annual Report 2012 / 57 .eu/content/womeninspiring-europe-2012 6. 11. focus on awareness raising on violence against women (participation). libraries and information centres (Q1–Q4). available online. Vilnius. 7. 3. The EuroGender network will be launched in 2013. A short video interview and accompanying text was put online on EIGE’s website: http://eige. A helpdesk for monitoring and update was put in place. United Kingdom. Norway. 10 May (organisation). The database on ‘Women and men in the EU: facts and figures’ has been kept up todate during 2012.4 RESOURCE AND DOCUMENTATION CENTRE Output of the activity: Comprehensive information on gender equality and the work of EIGE accessible to stakeholders and the public 1. reflections from the online discussion on gender training report published in November 2012. on 10 and 11 May. IT tools for the electronic network in service (Q3–Q4). System to update and monitor IT platform in place (Q4). Data and information on two new areas of the BPfA at the RDC available (Q4). available online. Three reference sheets on gender training published in November 2012.1 ESTABLISHMENT OF A RESOURCE AND DOCUMENTATION CENTRE Output indicators 1. Peer review meeting on female genital mutilation. 2. Vilnius. Achievements 1. 4. Exchange of good practices. database ‘Men and gender equality’ available online from December 2012. Calendar ‘Women inspiring Europe’ 2013’ printed and distributed (Q4). 5. focus on women in decisionmaking (participation).

and on gender-based violence on 27 March. Q2). NETWORKING AND COMMUNICATION Output of the activity: Communication and exchange with stakeholders. 3.5 AWARENESS-RAISING. 4. Meetings of the JTN held on 10-11 April. 18-19 June. 3. networks and EU citizens 1. 2.5. Vilnius. Established with European Commission office in Cyprus.1. Stakeholder’s information management system procured (Q3). Journalists’ thematic network meetings Achievements 1. Number of communication partnerships at EU and Member State levels (Q1. EEA and JLS agencies. Q2). Barcelona. Consultation meetings with stakeholders (Q1. 58 / EIGE’S Annual Report 2012 . 4. 5. 2. 5. Uploaded on the web and updated. Two consultation meetings were held: with the social partners on 13 March. Brussels. Events calendar on the web and updated.2 EIGE STAKEHOLDERS AND PARTNERS Output of the activity: Partnerships across Europe established Output indicators 1. Nicosia.5. 3rd meeting of the Thematic Network on Useful and Effective Networks. 7-8 November. E-publications (Q2). Copenhagen. Events calendar on the web (Q1). 6. 6.1 DEVELOPMENT OF A COMMUNICATION STRATEGY 1.

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6.468 18.12.421 25.2012 5.2012 537.2012 28 528.8.10.42 5 063.12.7.00 1 908.80 RICOH Belgium Title Procedure Commitment No Contract signature date Contractor Contract amount (EUR) EIGE/2012/ADM/20 MFD maintenance EIGE/2012/ADM/21 VMWARE enterprise + support 2012 EIGE/2012/ADM/22 RFID security system for library EIGE/2012/ADM/23 Office telephone system EIGE/2012/ADM/24 Office supplies for EIGE EIGE/2012/ADM/25 Publication of HoO vacancy on http://www.12.12.9.84 44 975.11.00 EIG.534 EIG.11.00 20 492.537 EIG.415 3.75 HANSAB EIG.2013 150 000. BE UAB Biuro Pasaulis EUROJOBSITES limited Warwick University UAB Bijusta D.8.366 29.490 EIG.572 EIG.461 24.2012 17.2012 EIG.536 EIG.00 EIG.2012 17.2012 21.Reference NP5000 DI/06820 NP 25.481 7.526 17.2012 11.00 4 995.11.544 18.36 up to 5 000 up to 60000 3 750.12.12 1 702.23 EIG. Petraitienes firma ‘Akvija’ VI Saules Garsai Comparex Fortevento Baltnetos komunikacijos Omnitel TEO FIELD fischer waterhouse Dromedas Ergolain projektai Liedekerke (An-Marie Vandromme.7.99 23 498.44 Comparex EIG.50 21 000.2012 14.12.00 EIG.2012 5 000.com EIGE/2012/ADM/26 Publication of HoO vacancy on http://www.000 FWC DI/07030 NP 5000 NP 5000 NP5000 NP 5000 FWC OP NP 5000 FWC DI/06720 NP 60.jobs.00 4 068.2012 560.1.000 NP5000 NP 5000 NP60000 NP5000 FWC OIB10/PR/ 2007/014/054/L2 NO 25000 NP NP5000 EIG.488 7.2012 in 2013 4–10.2012 5 000.2012 22 278.eurobrussels.uk EIGE/2012/ADM/28 Postal services EIGE/2012/ADM/29 Cleaning services for the EU House EIGE/2012/ADM/30 Removal services EIGE/2012/ADM/31 Purchase of PCs EIGE/2012/ADM/32 Server software EIGE/2012/ADM/34 Internet services for the European Institute for Gender Equality EIGE/2012/ADM/35 Mobile services for EIGE EIGE/2012/ADM/36 Voice services EIGE/2012/ADM/37 Provision of HR-related legal advice to EIGE EIGE/2012/ADM/38 Mobile archives EIGE/2012/ADM/39 Provision of custom-made furniture and lighting for RDC EIGE’S Annual Report 2012 EIGE/2012/ADM/40 Legal services — representation in the General Court EIGE/2012/ADM/41 Acquisition of mementos / 61 .2012 EIG.2012 EIG.571 EIG.00 EIG.ac. Jules Stuyck) UAB Stiklo paslaptis EIG.2012 4 612.471 4.12.2012 21.366 30.26 Dimension Data.8.416 29.516 EIG.12.

000 NP5000 NP5000 EIG.8.2012 16.2012 EIG.2012 11.2.459 6.00 EIG. 467 21.10.2.5.00 5 000.2012 297 603. video and printing EIGE/2012/OPER/06 EIGE portal — pilot project — Humbold University EIGE/2012/OPER/07 Area J of BPfA: Women and the Media EIGE/2012/OPER/08 8 March event EIGE/2012/OPER/10 Facts and figures on GE for calendars 2013 ‘Women inspiring Europe’ EIGE/2012/OPER/11 EIGE portal — pilot project — Amazone EIGE/2012/OPER/14 PR support for BPfA .5. Area J BPfA Mapping the current status and potential of administrative sources of data on GBV in EU and Croatia EIGE/2012/OPER/03 Books acquisition EIGE/2012/OPER/04 Follow up of gender training EIGE/2012/OPER/05 Calendar 2013 incl.399 EIG.2012 EIG.2012 4.00 5 000.400 EIG.70 4 999.398 10.7.30 EIG.3.5.2012 4 808.2012 4 640.9.2012 23.394 EIG.51 58 999.00 FGB Matrix Insight Blackwell Limited Ana Gruden Imago Facta Marius Zierold University of Liverpool Laima Kreyvite Teresa Stanewicz Destin Ms ShilaMeyerBehjat Italy UK UK Croatia Lithuania Germany UK Lithuania UK Belgium Germany Commitment No Contractor Contract signature date Contract amount (EUR) Country Reference Title EIGE/2012/OPER/01 EIGE’S Annual Report 2012 EIGE/2012/OPER/02 Good practices women and the media.2012 299 913.93 OP OP NP5000 NP5000 NP60000 NP5000 OP NP5000 NP25.2012 1. 2012 Procedure 3 341 872.376 22.00 24 942.4.368 6.00 5 000.62 / Contracts under operational procurement.414 EIG.380 EIG.00 399 310.00 EIG.422 8.

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561 n/a 41 976. factsheet Women and Climate change Good Practices on FGM. Country reports on FGM.00 Publications Office Luxembourg EIGE-OPOCE-SLA SLA EIG. Good practices in GM.12. Gender Stereotypes discussion paper. Post conference Publ.00 EIG.2012 4 800.12. Post-study report DV.12. Factsheet VaW. MF -0072. affiliated with the United Nations Publications Office Finland EIGE-OPOCE-SLA SLA EIG.66 Publications Office Luxembourg .00 House of IT Denmark Lithuania Sweden Ireland Title Procedure Commitment No Contractor Country Contract signature date Contract amount (EUR) EIGE/2012/OPER/31 Software for EIGE’s Touch Screen — RDC EIGE/2012/OPER/32 EIGE/2012/OPER/34 Communication tools.12. FGM Factsheets. GT Executive summary.533 19. GT country fact sheets.00 University of Gothenburg Niall Crowley EIG. Factsheet VaW.531 19. Reference sheets. Good practices in the field of DV..00 Luxembourg EIGE-OPOCE-SLA SLA EIG. GT country fact sheets.496 n/a 15 670. SLA OPOCE Production and publication of: Interview with S. Collection of good practices in DV. FGM country fact sheets. FGM Country factsheets.64 / Reference NP5000 NP5000 NP25000 NP5000 EIG. business conference packs Thematic expansion of harvested resources in EIGE’s RDC EIGE’S Annual Report 2012 EIGE/2012/OPER/36 Discussion paper on gender stereotypes EIGE/2012/OPER/37 Provision of a study on international activities in the field of data collection on genderbased violence across the EU NP25000 EIG. Walby.2012 24 975.2012 25 000.2012 4 908. Factsheetinterview with Annika Carlsson-Kanyama.564 20. GT final report.00 The European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control.12. Gender Stereotypes Report.563 20. Methodological on preventing and Protecting from DV SLA EIG. MF VaW. About EIGE in brief.52 Publications Office Luxembourg EIGE-OPOCE-SLA Request for creating stakeholders’ distribution list at the Publication Office. FGM main Findings.00 Informacijos Kalve EIG. calendar.470 n/a 11 563. Beijing indicators in brief Production and publication of: Report on VaW. MF -024-9. FGM Main Findings.2012 2 000.532 n/a 7 200. FGM report.573 21.

00 Adria Congrex Italy Greece Germany Greece RS6 Organisation of two meetings of EIGE’s institutional bodies in Vilnius.485 24.SUPPORT OF EIGE COMMUNICATION ACTIVITIES Small Talk Ideas EIG.7. on 18 June 2012 Organisation of package of two events in Nicosia and Brussels.405 EIG.362 16.00 22.10.2012 47 978.08 Germany RS11 Organisation of two meetings of EIGE’s institutional bodies in Vilnius.463 23. of EIGE’s thematic networks in Vilnius. in October/ November 2012 Organisation of two parallel meetings.60 EIG.9.5.576 79 873.30 Greece RS12 Four meetings in Brussels LDK Consultants Engineers and Planners LDK Consultants Engineers and Planners Greece EIGE/2012/ADM/13 .90 LDK Consultants Engineers and Planners 31. Provision of related services RS8 Organisation of three meetings to be held in Vilnius and/or Brussels and related services RS9 RS10 EIG.2012 65 000.2012 78 883.2012 4 832.408 31.1.86 2 798. on 24 or 25 September 2012.5. with one joint session.382 EIG. Provision of related services.361 EIG.00 Media Consulta Event Gmbh LDK Consultants Engineers and Planners Media Consulta Event Gmbh 16.2012 123 940.08 Lithuania Lot 1 RS1 EIGE’S Annual Report 2012 RS2 EIGE through communication events and activities. EIG.SPECIFIC CONTRACTS UNDER FRAMEWORK CONTRACTS EIGE/2011/OPER/04 — EVENTS AND TECHNICAL MEETINGS EIG. Organisation of AwayDay in the frame of internal communication strategy for EIGE staff. in June 2012 RS7 Organisation of a package of five events in Copenhagen and Vilnius.2012 61 998.466 EIG. Vilnius Logistical arrangements for EIGE trainingsin 2012 / 65 .2012 4.8.2012 51 799.3.

00 RS2 Production of a factsheet Annika CarlssonKanyama RS4 I.2012 20.494 9.00 Eworx Greece RS1 EIGE Web Services — RS1 RS2 EIGE Web Services —RS2 RS3 Video presentation OTHER CONTRACTS IN FORCE FROM 1 JANUARY 2012 OP EIG.530 19.11. Gender Training Project in the European Union: Mapping. II.11.250 EIG.00 GHK Consulting UK EIGE/2011/OPER/25 Gender training in the European Union: Mapping. Illustrations.20125 48 801. III.12.2012 1 241. 525 6.523 EIG.12.2012 4 230.538 Media Consulta 13.50 RS1 I. research and stakeholders engagement PHASE I PHASE II .00 30.528 20.25 8 935.00 298 314.2012 17.484) EIG.12. Women Inspiring Europe.00 4 980.00 11 200.2012 160 775.66 / RS3 EIG.2012 4 496.562 (EIG.570 EIG. II.16 EIGE’s achievements of 2012.2011 522 107.10. Vilnius EIG.575 EIGE Web Services 23.517 EIG.36 RS6 Services in connection with EIGE’s ‘16 days of activism against gender-based violence’.12. Research and Stakeholders’ Engagement (2012–13) EIG. Templates referring to EIGE style guide. E-Christmas card Lot 4 EIG. 7 December.00 223 766. 5 and 6 December 2012 RS7 EIGE media monitoring and media database update — request for services EIGE’S Annual Report 2012 Lot 3 Design adaptation and production of EIGE’s communication outputs EIG.12.2012 18 150.12.

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establishing a European Institute for Gender Equality April–May 2007: Nomination of the members of the Management Board by the Council October 2007: First meeting of the Management Board in Brussels April 2009: Appointment of the Director and subsequently recruitment of the first two members of staff December 2009: First meeting of EIGE’s Experts’ Forum in Vilnius 28 April 2010: First annual work programme for 2010 adopted 16 June 2010: Financial independence granted for the institute 19 and 20 June 2010: Official opening of the institute in Vilnius 2011: First studies published by EIGE October 2012: Signing of the Seat Agreement with the Lithuanian Government January 2013: EIGE moves to its permanent premises in the House of the European Union 68 / EIGE’S Annual Report 2012 .Important events in EIGE’s life June 1999: Draft proposal for the establishment of a European Institute for Gender Equality by the Swedish Minister for Gender Equality Ms Margareta Winberg 2002: Feasibility study for a European gender institute commissioned by the European Commission 2004: Study on the ‘Role of a future European gender institute’ commissioned by the European Parliament 11 December 2006: Decision to establish EIGE in Vilnius. Lithuania 20 December 2006: Adoption of Regulation (EC) No1922/2006.

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it employed 30 temporary agents. nine contract agents. and to raise awareness among EU citizens.europa.sec@eige. an Experts’ Forum (consultative body) and a Director (executive body) and her staff.eu http://www. +370 52157444 E-mail: eige.europa. The Experts’ Forum supports the Director in ensuring the excellence and independence of the institute.Making equality between women and men a reality for all Europeans and beyond is the vision of the European Institute for Gender Equality. The Director.eu http://www.europa. 16 LT-01103 Vilnius LITHUANIA Tel. five seconded national experts. The Management Board adopts the annual and medium-term work programmes as well as the institute’s budget.com/eurogender http://www.facebook. EIGE European Institute for Gender Equality European Institute for Gender Equality Gedimino pr. During 2012. About EIGE EIGE is a European agency which supports the EU and its Member States in their eff orts to promote gender equality. The institute’s budget for 2012 amounted to EUR 7 741 800. Its tasks are to collect and analyse comparable data on gender issues. is responsible for its daily management as well as for the implementation of the work programme. eight trainees and five interim staff. to fight discrimination based on sex and to raise awareness about gender equality issues.youtube.com/eige. to facilitate the exchange of best practices and dialogue among stakeholders. to develop methodological tools. The institute’s bodies include a Management Board (decision-making body). in particular for the integration of the gender dimension in all policy areas.twitter.com/eurogender MH-AA-13-001-EN-C . as the legal representative of the institute.eu http://eige.

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