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1 European Institute for Gender Equality Work Programme 2012 European centre of competence on gender equality 08/02/201212th ECOS Meeting, Brussels

2 Agencies: context information EU decentralised agencies are independent bodies, entrusted by the European Institutions with one or several tasks which they undertake under their own responsibility. There is no single legal framework governing the establishment and closure of European decentralised agencies. 208/02/201212th ECOS Meeting, Brussels

3 Agencies are almost entirely funded by an EU budget subsidy, except where the resources originate from invoicing services. A large number of agencies were established to provide input to the European Institutions in their policy-making work through information and advice. Their main tasks are based on transfer of responsibilities, either from the Commission or the Member States. 3 Agencies: context information 08/02/201212th ECOS Meeting, Brussels

4 Why EIGE ? The Institute should carry out tasks that the existing institutions do not deal with at a European level, specifically in the areas of the centralisation and dissemination of information, co-ordination of research, provision of visibility to gender issues, and the construction of tools for mainstreaming. European Commission, Feasibility Study for a European Gender Institute, 2002. 408/02/201212th ECOS Meeting, Brussels

5 Need is for a technical institution that can collect and disseminate information which is currently scattered across Europe and is difficult to access systematically. A European body that can make use of and add value to the work carried out at Member State level. European Commission, Feasibility Study for a European Gender Institute, 2002. 5 Why EIGE ? 08/02/201212th ECOS Meeting, Brussels

6 Structure 608/02/201212th ECOS Meeting, Brussels

7 Comparable and reliable data and indicators on Gender Equality - Collection of data and statistics of the 12 areas of BPfA /support to Presidencies of the EU Council - EU Gender Equality Index Collecting and processing methods and practices for gender equality work - Gender mainstreaming tools and methods - Collecting, processing and disseminating good practices Main areas of activities 2012 08/02/201212th ECOS Meeting, Brussels7

8 Resource and documentation centre/Electronic network on gender equality Awareness-raising, networking and communication Main areas of activities 2012 08/02/201212th ECOS Meeting, Brussels8

9 Comparable and reliable data and indicators on gender equality Support to the Danish, Cypriot, Irish and Lithuanian Presidencies of the EU Council through: Developing the reports on the selected areas of BPfA Advice on updating and improving existing indicators Development of new indicators Increase in the use and visibility of indicators Update the database of indicators, data and data sources within the 12 areas of BPfA 08/02/201212th ECOS Meeting, Brussels9

10 Presidency reports Finalised: Women and the Environment (Denmark) Violence against Women (Cyprus) Drafted: Women and the Media (Ireland) In process: Institutional Mechanisms for the Advancement of Women (Lithuania) 08/02/201212th ECOS Meeting, Brussels10

11 Collection of data and statistics of the 12 critical areas of concern of the BPfA 11 08/02/201212th ECOS Meeting, Brussels

12 Communication and dissemination of Presidency reports and related publications Publication of Reports for the 2012 Presidencies, Main findings and factsheets (on the web and in print) Preparation of translations of the Main findings (4 languages) and factsheets (22 languages) Participation in Presidency and other relevant events Update and expansion of the stakeholders database in connection to various initiatives during the Presidency period 08/02/201212th ECOS Meeting, Brussels12

13 Women in high-level positions related to climate change in national ministries competent for environment, transport and energy, by sector, EU-27, 2011. Source: Data collected from Member States in August - October 2011 1308/02/201212th ECOS Meeting, Brussels

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15 Women and the media Women athletes only secure between 2-9% of television airtime devoted to sports. Only 10% of European politicians in the news are women, women make up only 16% of experts and 14% of spokespersons. Wierstra, R., Breasts, Butts, Balkenende, Hilversum, Bureau Beeldvorming en Diversiteit, 2003. Global Media Monitoring Project 2005.; 1508/02/201212th ECOS Meeting, Brussels

16 Gender Equality Index Conceptual/Technical task- to build a sound, reliable and feasible statistical tool to: – assess the state of affairs in the field of gender equality in the EU – summarize complex and multidimensional reality of gender (in)equality – monitor trends in gender (in)equality over time in different domains – support decision making – raise awareness of gender (in)equality among the general public Communication task – dissemination/information of the GEI 08/02/201212th ECOS Meeting, Brussels16

17 Gender Equality Index A relational database – internally known as the Statistical Information System (SIS) will be developed. The data for the Gender Equality Index will be extracted from SIS. Report on Gender Equality Index will cover : conceptual issues (what is to be measured and with what data) analytical issues (how to operate with the data) results of GEI with country profiles and statistical annexes Presentation of GEI in regional meetings (involving data source providers and other relevant stakeholders) 08/02/201212th ECOS Meeting, Brussels17

18 Methods, tools and good practices for gender equality work 1.Collection, processing and dissemination of MTGP in the areas selected by the Presidencies 2.Gender Training – methods and tools 3.Gender-Based Violence – methods and tools 4.Good practices 08/02/201212th ECOS Meeting, Brussels18

19 MTGP - Presidency topics Collection of methods, tools and good practices in the selected areas of the BPfA by the Presidencies in EU-27 and Croatia: awareness-raising campaigns, GBV training, victim support methods (Cyprus) gender training for media professionals, media monitoring tools and methods, codes of conduct (Ireland) 08/02/201212th ECOS Meeting, Brussels19

20 MTGP - Gender training Training tools (e.g. manuals, training videos, materials, guidelines) in the area of gender equality and gender mainstreaming: – Collection of information on gender training as a tool for gender mainstreaming and gender equality for the RDC – Gender Training as the tool for implementing GM strategies – conference in Vilnius – November 2012 – Inventory of gender training materials and manuals published 08/02/201212th ECOS Meeting, Brussels20

21 MTGP – Gender Based Violence Study on the prevalence and methodology for data collection on FGM in EU-27 and Croatia Study on administrative data collection on GBV in EU-27 and Croatia Database of resources on sexual violence Collection of materials on awareness raising on GBV Good Practices in GBV prevention tools and methods identified Thematic Network established 08/02/201212th ECOS Meeting, Brussels21

22 Resource and Documentation Centre 08/02/201212th ECOS Meeting, Brussels22

23 European Network for Gender Equality The thematic networks established in 2011 on: – WG Beijing Indicators – WG Gender Equality Index – Gender-based Violence – Gender Mainstreaming – Men and Masculinities – Gender Stereotypes – Journalist Task Force – Useful and Effective Networks will provide work spaces within the network as well as EIGEs Management Board and Experts Forum. 08/02/201212th ECOS Meeting, Brussels23

24 European Network for Gender Equality Design and implementation (Jan-Nov): - functionalities -graphical profile -technical infrastructure Stakeholders needs assessment Test groups Network information campaign 08/02/201212th ECOS Meeting, Brussels24

25 Awareness-raising, networking and communication Communication strategy implementation Development of social and other media tools Women of Europe resource pool and Women Inspiring Europe Calendar (concept of men as role models developed) E-newsletter Media reports/monitoring Gender Equality in Europe Tools and communication with relevant bodies of the EU, MS and EU agencies 08/02/201212th ECOS Meeting, Brussels25

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29 Thank you! Contacts Virginija Langbakk - Director Barbara Limanowska – Acting Head of Operations Jolanta Reingarde – Acting Head of Operations EIGE General enquiries European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) Švitrigailos g. 11M LT-03228 Vilnius Lithuania Switchboard: +370 5 239 4107 08/02/201212th ECOS Meeting, Brussels

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