The EPP Women leaders were invited by the Nea Demokratia women organisation to meet in Glyfada, Greece between 5-6 October 2018 in order to discuss the facts and figures about gender equality in power and decision making.
We aim to critically analyse the last ten years, review EU laws and initiatives of both European Commission and European Parliament to achieve more gender-equal representation on all levels of the society, hoping to find answers and come up with new strategies to improve the so-far insufficient results.
We also find the topic particularly relevant in the view of the upcoming European elections in May 2019. First, because of giving input for new EU Strategies for the Commission 2019 – 2024 and second because we must convince our EPP member parties to implement a 40% equal gender representation on their candidate lists.
Mariya Gabriel - European Commissioner on Digital Economy and Society
Virginija Langbakk - Director Euroepan Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE)
Prof. Dr. Linda Senden - Professor Euroepan Law Ultrecht University in the Netherlands and expert in gender equality in EU law and national legislation
Eliza Vozemberg - Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality
Maria Spyraki - MEP Nea Demokratia, Committee on Regional Development
Dr Ulrike Wüstenhagen - ORF Radio
Christiana Jankovics - ORF Television
Angéla Pelage - Group PSA, Zone Manager Supply Chain
Please find the programme here: