This one-day policy-maker consultation meeting follows one that took place 3-4 June 2010, which brought together academics, survey experts, representatives of key NGOs and selected international organisations. This first policy-maker consultation meeting brings participants from the European Parliament (Ms. Eva-Britt Svensson, Chair of the Parliament's Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality), the European Institute for Gender Equality and representatives from EU Member States.
FRA will be carrying out an EU-wide survey on violence against women in 2011-2012. The survey will interview a random sample of women in each of the 27 Member States, providing results for country-level comparisons and for the EU as a whole.
The goal of the FRA is to ensure that the survey can, to the extent possible, answer the data needs of its key stakeholders. In order to reach this aim, not only should the survey's results be reliable, valid and timely, but they should also be communicated in ways that fit the needs of the stakeholders. At the same time, and given the large number of various stakeholders, an effective consultation process is being tailored to ensure that the various stakeholder groups are in a position to express their views.
Read more about FRA's project on violence against women.