Conference "Women for Europe&Citizens' initiative", Brussels21st September 2011
The Robert Schuman Foundation in partnership with the European Commission's DG Education and Culture, the Polish Robert Schuman Foundation, the Karamanlis Institute for Democracy organised a conference on Wednesday 21st September 2001 at the European Parliament entitled "Women for Europe and the Citizens' Initiative".
This conference aimed to explain how the citizens' initiative could be a new tool to promote women in Europe.
Three panels took place during the day:
• The first was devoted to the story behind the citizens' initiative and the issues at stake.
• The second panel presented the results of the survey and explained what European women were expecting. The question of parity was the focus of debate.
• The last panel endeavoured to explain how the citizens' initiative could be used to promote parity in Europe.
Consult the results of our survey on Women, Europe and the Citizens' Initiative
Consult the page with the main conclusions of the conference that took place on 21st September
Read the inaugural speech by Commissioner Maros Sefcovic
Maros Sefcovic, Vice-President of the European Commisison, responsible for Inter-institutional Relations and Administratio
Irena Woycicka, Undersecretary of State for social affairs in the Chancellery of the President of Republic of Poland.
Panel 1 moderated by Nathalie de Baudry d'Asson
Panel 2 moderated by Pascale Joannin
Panel 3 moderated by Anne Glémarec