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Public Event: Making Europe work for women

[Brussels, 10 May 2019]

As part of our European Women’s Forum, EWL’s annual gathering of over 100 feminist activists and members from all over Europe, we are pleased to invite you to our flagship public event on Making Europe Work for Women on 6 June 2019 at 17.30. Less than two weeks after the European elections, we will gather to assess the results and their consequences for all women across Europe. We are bringing together women’s rights activists, decision-makers, elected politicians and citizens to strategise on how to put women’s rights at the centre of the European project making sure that the European Union commits to achieve equality between women and men.

We are delighted to announce that Former French Minister of Women’s Rights, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, will open the event with her reflections on the main theme. She will then join newly elected MEPs and women decision-makers. It will also be the occasion to hear stories and ideas from the audience, leaving us energised, hopeful and ready to mobilise for what comes next. We will discuss the importance of parity in all European institutions, our main demand from our 50/50 campaign, and expand on what the European Union can do for women in the next 5 years and forward.

This reflection will be the beginning of a larger process of strategising for a Feminist Europe that we will be conducting with our members during our annual European Women’s Forum taking place in Brussels from 6 to 9 June in Brussels, which gathers over 100 women’s rights activists from across Europe for four days of strategising and mobilising for all women’s rights.

The event will be in English and French. Interpretation in French and English will be available and we will all enjoy a complimentary drink at the end of the event at 19.00.

Join us on 6 June for an impressive feminist line-up, lively debate and an informal drink afterwards!

EWL cannot arrange travel or accommodation for participants to this public event only.
Please register on Eventbrite.
Please find the event on Facebook.

Date and Time
Thursday 6 June 2019
17.30 to 19.00, followed by a drink

Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre
Room Oslo I&II
Avenue du Boulevard 17, 1210 Bruxelles


Funded by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme of the European Union .


Photos and videos will be taken during the event on ‘Making Europe work for women’ on 6th of June 2019 by EWL staff for the purpose of communications, which be used on the EWL website, social media and other communications tools. By attending the event and entering the room at the Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre, you give your consent for your image to be taken for the purpose above. If you do not consent and wish to opt-out, you must inform an EWL member of staff during the registration before the event, so we can ensure you are not in the images. All the images will be kept safe at EWL. You can contact EWL after the event should you wish to withdraw your consent at ewl@womenlobby.org with your full name and an identifiable photo of yourself. However, note this will not apply to material already published and in circulation.

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