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50/50 Campaign Core Group to Hold High Level Event as 50/50 Campaign Gains Momentum

[Brussels, 01 March 2013] On Wednesday 6 March the 50/50 Campaign coalition will host an event, with key note speaker Olli Rehn Vice-President of the European Commission, to discuss and highlight the need for gender parity within all EU institutions.

The theme for the discussion is, "Europe back on top with 50/50"

The event will provide an opportunity for MEP’s, Commissioners, NGO’s and party leaders to come together and hear practical experiences about the challenges, opportunities and importance of gender parity in decision making at all levels, including concrete examples of how people can get involved and support the campaign.

Olli Rehn, Vice-President of the European Commission will be keynote speaker, accompanied by panellists Anna-Maria Darmanin, Vice President of the EESC; Mercedes Bresso, Vice President of the Committee of the Regions(tbc); JoAnna Wagner Counselor for Political Affairs at the U.S. Mission to the EU; Serap Altinisik, from the European Women’s Lobby Representative from UN Women(tbc); Representative Minister from the Belgium.

MEP 50/50 campaign core group members are also taking part in the event, with a special action on the Esplanade outside the European Parliament afterwards.

R.S.V.P. to haynes@womenlobby.org

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