Europe for Her
Local and regional authorities have a crucial role to play and can be key actors in bringing about this progress, notably through their substantive control over public services. Women remain, however, underrepresented in local decision-making across the EU. To date, only 13% of elected mayors and 29% of members of regional governments and assemblies are female. This leads to a lack of awareness of gender-related issues and thus to a lack of action to address the obstacles that adversely impact women in their daily lives.
As a step for change, on the 21st of January 2019 the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) will bring together a number of locally elected representatives, local leaders and experts, in order to exchange best practices and stir new ideas on how women can be empowered at local level in both politics and society. The aim is to present a set of policy recommendations to the 350 locally elected members of the CoR during the plenary session of February 2019.
Two central questions will underpin the conference:
What measures can local and regional authorities take to forward gender equality at local level?
How to improve the political representation of women in local decision-making?
Further information about the event is available here: https://bit.ly/2PLV7so
The registration form is available here: https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/europeforher-registration