WOMEN’S PERSPECTIVE ON THE FUTURE OF EUROPE FORUM IN BRUSSELS

Brussels, Belgium, June 20, 2017, 10:00 – 13:00

European Parliament

Venue: tbc

 

Event: International Forum, organized by the Council of Women in Business in Bulgaria (CWBB) and co-hosted by Mrs. Mariya Gabriel MEP, Mrs. Eva Maydell MEP and Mrs. Filiz Hyusmenova MEP

Concept: 3-hour conference to be held in three panels

Theme: Women’s Perspectives on The Future of Europe

Structure:

  • Opening Panel:
    • Opening remarks by Mrs. Mariya Gabriel MEP
    • Opening remarks by Mrs. Vera Jourova, Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality
    • Opening remarks by Mrs. Vilija Blinkeviciute, President of the FEMM Committee
    • Opening remarks by Dr. eng. Boriana Manolova, CEO of Siemens for Bulgaria and Chairperson of the Council of women in business in Bulgaria
  • 1st Panel: Strategic Engagement for Gender Equality 2016-2019: Taking stock of advancements and addressing challenges
    • 3 technical panelists on the areas of business, women’s economic empowerment, women’s economic rights
    • Presided my Mrs. Eva Maydell, MEP
  • 2nd Panel: National Initiatives for Implementation for Gender Equality Action Plans
    • 3 or 4 cases of national initiatives including the Sofia Declaration initiative
    • Presided by Mrs. Filiz Hyusmenova MEP
  • 3rd Panel: European Women’s Recommendations of the Future of the EU
    • European Women’s Lobby
    • Gender Equality Director EESC
    • President CWBB
    • Presided by Mrs. Mariya Gabriel MEP

Conclusions:

Endorsement by MEPs of the “Sofia Declaration” and Action Plan and Recommendations of the Future of the EU

 

Materials for the Forum