European Institute for Gender Equality is a
Vilnius-based agency of the European Union
inaugurated on 2007.
It was established by Council Regulation
1922/2006 of 20 December 2006. Recruitment of its Director was
advertised in April 2007.
Funded by the Commission, with a proposed budget of €52.5 million
for the period 2007 to 2013, this new European Institute will
support the EU institutions and the Member States in promoting
equality between women and men and combating sex discrimination.
The Institute will gather, analyse and disseminate reliable and
comparable research data and information needed by policy-makers.
It will have a documentation centre and a library which will be
open to the public.
The Management Board of the institute consists of eighteen
representatives of the EU Member States appointed by the Council
and of one member representing the European Commission. An Experts'
forum as further body of the institute consists of delegates
designated by the Member States (27), the European Parliament (2)
and the Commission (3), the latter including representatives from
non-governmental, employers' and workers' organisations at EU