Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament pursuant to the second subparagraph of Article 251(2) of the EC Treaty on the common position adopted by the Council with a view to adopting a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council setting up a European Institute for Gender Equality.

COM(2006) 501 final, Brussels, 21.9.2006

The Institute will collect and analyse objective and reliable data which can be compared at Community level; develop suitable methodological tools, particularly to integrate gender considerations into Community policies; facilitate the exchange of good practice, dialogue between the parties concerned and development of the knowledge base; and will give this policy a higher profile vis--vis European citizens

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