Recently, Council of Europe along with the Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research organized a training for Gender Equality Rapporteurs. Gender Equality Rapporteurs (GER), appointed from among the members of the steering committees and other intergovernmental structures of the Council of Europe. GERs should ensure that a gender perspective is properly integrated during the programming process of their respective committees (i.e. the process of identifying priorities, preparing activity proposals, setting-up and implementing the activities, and evaluating the results). In the long term the person appointed as the committee’s GER should not be expected to do this alone- it is a joint effort by representatives from particular committee to act as a whole.