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Madrid: Matchmaking seminar 'Gender equality and work life balance' programme

A matchmaking seminar for the 'Gender equality and work life balance' programme will be held in Madrid, 4 December.

10.00: Opening session

  • Carmen Plaza Martín, Director General for Equal Opportunities. Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality (MSSSI)
  • Lars Andersen, Adviser Minister from the Norwegian Embassy in Spain
  • Jerónimo Ríos Boeta, Deputy General Director for Certifications and Payments. Certification Authority. Ministry of Finances and Public Administrations (MINHAP)

10.30: Equality and Work life Balance Programme: objectives, actions and goals. Begoña Suárez, Deputy Director of Entrepreneurship and Professional Advancement of women. MSSSI

10.50: Call: outline and main themes. Jesús Casas, Deputy Director General for Programmes. Women’s Institute. MSSSI

11.20: Coffee break

11:40: Cooperation: its relevance to the European Economic Area (EEA). Rachel Eapen Paul, The Equality and Anti-Discrimination Ombud. LDO

11.55: Presentation of experiences in the European Economic Area:

  • Tove Gulbrandsen, The Odal Industrial Garden. In terms of entrepreneurship
  • Belinda De León, SEIF, Self Help for Immigrants and Refugees. In terms of socio-labor integration of vulnerable women
  • Dag Bjørnar Jonsrud, YS, The Confederation of Vocational Unions. In terms of pay gap.

13.00: Question time.

13.30: Casual networking gathering



Assembly hall Large meeting room Small meeting room

15.00: Entrepreneurship Workshop (NGOs and City Councils)


15.00: Pay Gap Workshop



Useful information point about the call

16.30: Social Integration Workshop --

English and Spanish translation will be provided.

Read more about the programme here