War, unaffordable housing, the climate crisis, poverty, unequal pay and uneven access to healthcare are the biggest challenges of our times and all have a dominant gender dimension. On the occasion of International Women's Day 2023, the European Committee of the Regions is organising the event From local to global: fostering women's leadership in a changing world on 14 March 2023.
The conference will focus on the experiences from women leaders in their countries, cities and regions, stressing their role as protagonists in shaping the future of their communities and highlighting the challenges in fostering gender parity in decision-making.
The President of the CoR, Vasco Alves Cordeiro, will join guest speakers and CoR members working the topic of gender equality, debating how to build a fairer and more sustainable future in which women have a greater say in politics.
If you would like to attend the event in person at the CoR, please register here.
10:00 – 10:20 Opening
Moderator: Aitor Hernández-Morales, POLITICO Europe
· Vasco Alves Cordeiro
, President of the European Committee of the Regions
· Evelyn Regner
, Vice-President of the European Parliament (online)
· Tanya Hristova
, Mayor of Gabrovo, Mayor of Gabrovo, Chair of the European Committee of the Regions Commission for Social Policy, Education, Employment, Research and Culture
Video Statement: Robert Biedroń
, Member of the European Parliament, Chair of the European Parliament's Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality 10:20 – 11:15 Women leadership across the world: Building change
· Jutta Urpilainen
, European Commissioner for International Partnerships (video message)
· Isilda Gomes
, Mayor of Portimão, Portugal, Chair of the Commission for Natural Resources
· Danela Arsovska, Mayor of Skopje, North Macedonia
· Raphaëlle Rémy Leleu
, City Councillor, Paris
· Jana Degrott
, Municipal Councillor, Luxembourg 11:15 – 12:30 The intersecting crises affecting women
· Tatiana Yehorova-Lutsenko, Head of Kharkiv Regional Council, Ukraine
· Laetitia Pouliquen
, Executive Director at NBIC Ethics
· Manar Ramadan
, Co-founder and Head of R&D, Banlastic (winner of the 2022 ARLEM award for young Mediterranean entrepreneur)
· Elisa Vigil
, Member of the Madrid Parliament, Spain, co-founder of the Libyan Women organisation 12:30 – 12:35 – Conclusions
You can follow the event live-stream below or attend as an online participant here
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