1) When was the European Union founded?
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The European Women's Lobby (EWL) is the largest co-ordinating body of national and European non-governmental women's organisations in the European Union, with over 3000 member associations in the 15 Member States. The EWL's goal is to achieve the equality of women and men in Europe and to serve as a link between political decision-makers and women's organisations at EU level.
There is no special meeting room for women MEPs and – as far as we know – there are also no instituionalised links between left wing women politicians.
Visit the EWL Website for more information about the EWL activities: http://www.womenlobby.org
A In Copenhagen on 13 December 2002, the European Council took one of the most momentous steps in the entire history of European unification. It decided to welcome 10 more countries to join the EU on 1 May 2004.
With the Treaty of Maastricht in 1992, the Community institutions were strengthened and given broader responsibilities, and the European Union (EU) as such was born.
At the meeting in Lisbon in March 2000, the European council adopted a comprehensive strategy for the EU economy as well as committing itself to make a decisive impact on the elimination of poverty.
To learn more about the Copenhagen summit and the process of enlargement, you can consult „Europe in 12 lessons“ the excellent introduction to major EU issues provided by the European Union‘s Website: http://eu.int/abc/12lessons/index_en.htm
The Council of Europe is the continent's oldest political organisation, founded in 1949. It groups together 45 countries, including 21 countries from Central and Eastern Europe. It is distinct from the 25-nation European Union, but no country has ever joined the Union without first belonging to the Council of Europe. It has its headquarters in Strasbourg, in north-eastern France.
It is not to be mixed up with the European Council, which is indeed the EU‘s highest level policy-making body, bringing together presidents and prime ministers of all member states.
The EU's executive arm is the European Commission.
To learn more about the Council of Europe consult their website: http://www.coe.int
Among the 730 Members of the European Parlament 220 are women. If you are interested in getting to know which countries and parties they represent, you can find a more detailed list of MEPs as well as a lot of other information about the European Parliament at the Parliament‘s Website. http://www.europarl.eu.int
There are 8 women commissioners, from Austria, Denmark, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Poland, the Netherlands, Sweden. To learn more about their role and about the role of the Commission itself consult the Commissions Website: http://europa.eu.int/comm/
Only 3 out of the 23 members of the European Court of Justice are women.(which makes 13%).
If you are interested in more statistics on women and men in decision making bodies you can find a lot of information on the EU’s website on Women and Men in decision making.
Gender Equality is a unit at the DG Employment and Social affairs. A DG for Gender Equality and womens affairs does not exist. The DG Development mandate is to enhance development policies in all developing countries world-wide.
Learn more about the work of the Gender Equality Unit of the Commission and surf to:
The European Union was founded with the treaty of Paris, which set up the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) in 1951. The idea of setting up such a Union had however been raised long before.
To learn more about the history of the EU you can best consult „Europe in 12 lessons“ the excellent introduction into major EU issues provided by the European Union‘s Website: http://eu.int/abc/12lessons/index_en.htm
2) At which summit was the enlargement from EU 15 to EU 25 decided?
Daphne is a EU programme to combat violence against children, young people and women. The Programme that is to promote gender equality is called the Community Programme on Gender Equality. Whether the DG Agriculture has special links with the goddess or not is not known to us. For more detailed information on the Daphne Programme consult:
The Social Platform of European Social NGOs is the alliance of representative European federations and networks of non-governmental organisations active in the social sector. The Social Platform promotes social justice and participatory democracy by voicing the concerns of its member organisations. There is an anual roundtable of ministers of social affairs – but it is not called a Platform. The quarterly journal of the European Anti Poverty Network does exist too, but its name is simply Network News.
For more information about the Social Platform and its member organisations visit: http://www.socialplatform.org
3) What is the Council of Europe?
The European Council brings together the presidents and prime ministers of
all the EU countries plus the President of the European Commission. It is
the EU's highest-level policy making body.
The Council of Europe is the continent's oldest political organisation, founded in 1949. It groups together 45 countries, including 21 countries from Central and Eastern Europe.
The European Council is the EU's executive arm, that carries out all the major decisions.
4) Out of the 730 Members of the European Parliament that were elected in spring 2004– how many are women?
5) How many women commissioners were nominated in autumn 2004 and by which countries?
There are 8 women commissioners, from Austria, Denmark, Lithuania, Latvia,
Luxembourg, Poland, the Netherlands, Sweden.
There are 5 women commissioners, from Germany, Ireland, Sweden, Finland and Denmark.
There are 11 women commissioners, from Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Lativa, Malta, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Slovakia and Sweden.
7) Which Directorat General is responsible for promoting equality between women and men?
8) What is the European Women's Lobby?
The European Women‘s Lobby is a special meeting room for women MEPs
in the European Parlament.
The European Women's Lobby (EWL) is the largest co-ordinating body of national and European non-governmental women's organisations in the European Union.
The European Women's Lobby is an association of left wing women politicians in Europe.
9) What or who is Daphne?
Daphne is a EU programme to combat violence against children, young people
Daphne is a EU programme to promote equality between women and men at the work place.
A statue of Daphne, the Greek goddess of hunting, is to be found at the entrance to the building of DG Agriculture
10) What is the Social Platform?
The Social Platform is the name for the annual roundtable of all the EU member
states‘ ministers of social affairs.
The Social Platform of European Social NGOs is the alliance of representative European federations and networks of non-governmental organisations active in the social sector.
The Social Platform is the quarterly journal of the European Anti-Poverty Network which provides information about social policy issues and developments in Europe.