Together for Gender Equality – Results of the Gender Programmes under the EEA and Norway Grants
Despite progress in recent decades, gender inequalities persist and are on the increase in some countries, including in the areas of employment, pay, work-life balance and decision-making. Violence against women – one of the most serious manifestations of gender inequality – continues to impose significant and long-lasting burdens not only on victims but on society as a whole.
Gender equality is a fundamental human right and a key enabler of social and economic development. Recognising the need for renewed attention in this field, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway have provided more than €50 million to promote gender equality and to combat gender-based violence through the EEA and Norway Grants. The funding is channeled to programmes in the beneficiary countries across Europe.
The ‘Together for Gender Equality’ event will launch the report from the first ever assessment of the gender programmes under the EEA and Norway Grants 2009-2014. The launch represents an opportunity to highlight results achieved so far and to explore how to continue working together for gender equality in Europe.
09.30 – 10.00 Coffee and registration
10.00 – 10.30 Opening remarks and presentation, Ingrid Schulerud, Ambassador – Norway’s Mission to the EU
10.30 – 10.45 Remarks, Bergdis Ellertsdottir, Ambassador – Iceland’s Mission to the EU
10.45 – 11.00 Remarks, Dominik Marxer, Counsellor – Liechtenstein’s Mission to the EU
11.00 – 11.20 Coffee break
11.20 – 12.00 Presentation of best practice projects from Cyprus, Slovakia and Spain
12.00 – 12.15 Remarks, Marta Becerra – Council of Europe
12.15 – 12.30 Presentation, Norwegian Gender Equality and Anti-discrimination Ombud (tbc)
12.30 – 13.00 Q & A
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch and networking