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EWL prepares for Annual Conference on theme of intergenerational solidarity and General Assembly

[Brussels, 02 May 2012] The European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between generations 2012 provides an excellent opportunity for the European Women’s Lobby to look at women’s rights and gender equality from a life-cycle perspective. Under the headline “Her Future – Intergenerational solidarity from a gender equality perspective” EWL’s Annual Conference on 11 May in Budapest brings a much needed gender equality perspective to the European debate on active ageing and solidarity between generations. As part of this effort EWL dedicates the Annual Conference to a range of gender equality issues, from care to pay and pensions from a life-cycle perspective, with the aim of understanding and improving the situation of women at all stages of their lives. The conference also provides a stimulus for discussions on how women’s organisations can turn generational differences into a source of energy and new vision. Experts in the fields of care economy, gendered pay and pension gaps, mentoring and diversity will provide cutting edge input on the various topics and exchange views with participants. The conference will finish with the presentation of the EWL Manifesto on intergenerational solidarity from a gender equality perspective.


  • What: EWL Annual Conference
  • When: 11 May 2012 at 14:00-18:00
  • Where: Hotel Benczur, Benczur u. 35, 1068 Budapest, Hungary
  • Description: The annual conference of the EWL is the major event of the largest umbrella organisation of women’s associations in the EU. Once a year over 130 delegates of the EWL’s membership all over Europe are coming together to reflect on the current burning topic and to push it forward in terms of raising a European wide awareness.

The Conference is taking place on the eve of the EWL General Assembly, gathering delegates from all over Europe. The EWL General Assembly will adopt motions, debate in working groups and elect a new Board of Administration.

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