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Common position on the setting up of the European Institute for Gender Equality

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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