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Women of Europe Awards 2017

[Brussels, 10 November 2017] The Women of Europe Awards are organised by the European Movement International and the European Women’s Lobby, building upon the national awards of several National European Movement Councils. The awards are handed out annually to honour women striving to advance the European project in their professional or private capacity.

The role of women in the European project remains largely unrecognised, and the awards highlight the contribution of women in promoting and advancing European issues, and to increase the presence and involvement of women in debates about Europe and its future.

Check out the shortlisted candidates in 4 categories below! We are of course very proud of Jana Smiggels-Kavkova of our members of the Czech Women’s Lobby and Mina Jaf of our members of the European Network of Migrant Women!

Woman in Power
Woman in Business
Woman in Action
Woman in Youth Activism

29 November 15:00 - 16:30 // Panel debate: Perspectives on diversity

With the Awards being handed over to the winners in the evening an afternoon debate on 29 November will allow for an in-depth discussion on the role of diversity in Europe’s future seen from different perspectives. While the discussion on Europe’s future is taking place all around the European Union, this event makes the case for an inclusive debate that engages all European citizens irrespective of their gender, age or cultural background. Find all info on this event, where EWL will also be speaking, on the website of the European Movement.

2017 Women of Europe Awards

The Women of Europe Awards 2017 will be handed out on 29 November 2017 at the BELvue Musuem in Brussels. Register here to attend this event!

Programme of the evening
18.45 – 19.15: Arrival
19.15 – 19.30: Welcoming words by Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition and Chair of the Jury of the Women of Europe Awards 2017
19.30 – 20.30: Presentation of the Jury and handing over of the awards to the winners
20.30-21.30: Dinner reception

Woman of Europe Awards Jury
Sponsors Partners Women of Europe Awards

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