In occasion of the International Women’s Day, the EPD network organised two events on March 4th. The first one is a discussion between practitioners and policy-makers on the ‘participation and leadership’ pillar of the third Gender Action Plan. Generally speaking, the EU’s Action Plan on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in External Action 2021–2025 (GAP III) is constituted by five pillars of actions. The latter include – for example- setting gender equality and women’s and girls’ empowerment as a cross-cutting priority of EU external action; as well as supporting close work and collaboration among EU Member States as Team Europe at multilateral, regional and country level, while fostering partnership with stakeholders, CSO, women’s organisations.
The European level roundtable focusing on “promoting equal participation and leadership through EU action”
It comes naturally that, within this framework, the International Women Day co-organised by ALDA gains particular relevance. Thus, the first event on March 4th (10:00-11:30 CET) will be the European level roundtable focusing on “promoting equal participation and leadership through EU action”. Key speakers will take the floor:
- Antonella Valmorbida, President of EPD and Secretary General of ALDA
- Heidi Hautala, Vice President and Member of the European Parliament
- Brigitte Luggin, Gender Policy Officer, DG INTPA
- Olga Martin Gonzalez, Gender Policy Officer, DG NEAR
- Charlotte Isaksson, Senior Gender Advisor, EEAS
Moreover, Giulia Sostero, ALDA Project Manager and Coordinator of the MENA area; together with Afaf Zaddem – Delegate od the Local Democracy Agency Tunisia – will discuss upon women empowerment in the political, economical and social sphere in the Mediterranean area, with an insight on the Tunisian reality.
Participating at the EU level roundtable confirm again the role of ALDA as a strategic player within the European scenario as a promoter of civil society participation, and an awareness builder association on essential topics discussed at international level.
Info on the second and public event