Working Group on Gender Equality, Anti-discrimination and Family Policy is responsible for legislation contained in Annex XVIII of the EEA Agreement on equal treatment between men and women.
The EEA EFTA experts follow closely all developments within the EU in the areas of gender equality, anti-discrimination and family policy including the rights of the child. They also monitor the activities of the European Institute of Gender Equality (EIGE) and the European Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA).
The EEA EFTA States have participated in EU Programmes which focus on the above-mentioned areas, including the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme within the Multiannual Financial Framework (2014-2020). Continued participation in the 2021-2027 programming period is under consideration.