Select Committee on European Union Twenty-Fourth Report



The European Commission want to set up a European Institute for Gender Equality to collect and analyse data, carry out research and promote exchanges of information and good practice about gender issues in the EU. We are not satisfied that a separate body is needed for this. More consideration should be given to the case for incorporating gender equality work in the proposed European Fundamental Rights Agency.

But if a separate Institute is to be set up, the proposed management structure does not look right and adequate funding will be needed. The Government should take a clear and consistent line on the correct legal base for this and similar proposals.

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