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.
As an autonomous body, EIGE operates within the framework of European Union policies and initiatives. The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union defined the grounds for the Institute’s objectives and tasks in its Founding Regulation and assigned it the central role of addressing the challenges of and promoting equality between women and men across the European Union.
EIGE’s mission is to become the European knowledge center on gender equality issues.
Since its establishment in the 16th century, Vilnius University, as integral part of European science and culture has embodied the concept of a classical university and the unity of studies and research.
Vilnius University is an active participant in international scientific and academic activities and boasts many prominent scientists, professors and graduates. Scientific development and the expanding relations with global research centres have contributed to the variety of research and studies at Vilnius University.
With the support of social partners, the university educates globally–minded specialists who successfully integrate in the modern European community.
Institute of International Relations and Political Science (IIRPS) is not only one of the most prominent academical Institutions in Eastern Europe and Baltic Region.
Rich selection of notable experts, professionally carried out researches and broad net of partners all around the world grants Institute a status of influential academical institution, research centre and a think tank of Eastern European and Baltic region.