The European knowledge centre on gender equality issues. An EU Agency
The mission of the Institute is to become the European Knowledge centre on gender equality issues
The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) is an autonomous body of the European Union, established to contribute to and strengthen the promotion of gender equality, including gender mainstreaming in all EU policies and the resulting national policies, and the fight against discrimination based on sex, as well as to raise EU citizens’ awareness of gender equality.
Equality between women and men is a fundamental value of the European Union. Therefore ‘Making equality between women and men a reality for all Europeans and beyond’ is our vision.
As an autonomous body, EIGE operates within the framework of European Union policies and initiatives. To support better-informed policy-making EIGE contributes to the promotion of gender equality in Europe through delivering high-level expertise to the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Member States and Enlargement countries.
EIGE collects, analyses, processes and disseminates data and information on gender equality issues, whilst at the same time making them comparable, reliable and relevant for the users.
Our mission is to become the European knowledge centre on gender equality issues.