The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) is an EU agency working to make gender equality a reality in the EU and beyond. For this, it provides research, data and good practices by:
EIGE’s products include the following:
EIGE has 1 directorate and 3 units:
Its work is steered by a management board, which adopts the work programmes and budget. The management board has 18 rotating members and 1 representative from the European Commission.
EIGE also receives advice and support from its Experts’Forum, with members from all EU Member States, civil society, social partners, the European Commission and the European Parliament.
EIGE’s work is guided by a 3 year strategic plan called the Single Programming Document. This includes an annual work programme and a budget.
EIGE works in close cooperation with its stakeholders at various levels. It is in regular dialogue with the European Commission, the European Parliament and Council of the European Union to ensure its research contributes to EU policies. It also works closely with the EU Member States and provides targeted input tailored to their needs.
The country holding the rotating EU Presidency gets special attention and support from EIGE when gender equality is on the EU Presidency's agenda. EU Presidencies can also ask EIGE to carry out a study on one of the areas covered in the Beijing Platform for Action.
Civil society organisations, academia, social partners and other gender equality experts are regular visitors to EIGE. They all have an important role in ensuring that EIGE’s work meets public needs and is well known to the public.
As the European knowledge centre of gender equality, EIGE: