The Group of Experts on Gender Equality, Social Inclusion, Health Care and Long Term Care (EGGSI) was one of two experts networks that advised the European Commission on gender equality issues. EGGSI studied social inclusion, health and long term care from a gender equality perspective.
The network wrote policy-oriented reports and analyses to the Commission’s DG for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion. In addition to 27 EU member states, the network included experts from Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway. EGGE’s work was coordinated by the Instituto Ricerca Social and the Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini from Italy.
The role of Praxis was to represent Estonia as an expert on gender equality. This included writing thematic reports that were later used by the Commission to compare European states. Praxis also analyzed the Estonian National Action Plans for Social Inclusion from a social equality perspective.
At the moment, EGGSI is no longer active. In 2012, it was joined with EGGE (Network of Experts on Employment and Gender Equality Issues), which was network that studied gender equality aspects of the labour market. The merger resulted in a new gender equality network called ENEGE (European Network of Experts on Gender Equality).