Employment and Social Affairs
JUST - DG Justice and Consumers
The HLG plays a key role for the EU gender equality agenda, including in the formulation, programming and implementation of the EU Gender Equality Pact and the Trio-Presidencies Programme. It helps the Presidencies and the Commission to identify gender equality subjects and priorities which are of political relevance, including for the Council debate. The HLG is also the main forum for planning the follow-up of the BPfA inside the EU and for preparing the annual meeting of the UN Commission on the Status of Women. It also assists the Commission in the preparation of its Report on equality between women and men.
Assist the Commission in relation to the implementation of existing Union legislation, programmes and policies
Coordinate with Member States, exchange of views