Report on the annual accounts of the European Institute for Gender Equality for the financial year 2016 together with the Institute’s reply
1. This report by the European Court of Auditors (ECA) provides a statement of assurance as to the reliability of the annual accounts of the European Institute for Gender Equality for the financial year ended 31 December 2016 and of the legality and regularity of the transactions underlying these accounts.
2. The European Institute for Gender Equality ( “the Institute”) was established by a regulation of the European Parliament and the Council in December 2006. EIGE’s objective is to contribute to and strengthen the promotion of gender equality including gender mainstreaming in all Union policies and the resulting national policies, and the fight against discrimination based on sex, and to raise EU citizens’ awareness of gender equality. The Institute’s annual budget is approximately €7.8 million (approx. £6.9 million).
3. The European Court of Auditors, having conducted an audit of the accounts, is of the opinion that the accounts fairly present, in all material respects, the Institute’s financial position as of 31 December 2015 and that the transactions underlying the accounts are, in all material respects, legal and regular.