Conference to highlight gender equality ahead of Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth

The University of Gothenburg, the seat of the Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research, has been tasked with organising a conference ahead of the Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth to be co-hosted in Gothenburg by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker on 17 November 2017.

"It is hard to discuss well-functioning and fair labour markets, and efficient and sustainable social security systems, without highlighting gender equality. This is why the gender perspective will be addressed at the Summit. The gender perspective is also key in the discussion of the EU's future in a broad sense, and for this reason, we are organising this ministerial conference with the University of Gothenburg," says Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér.

The target group for the conference includes gender equality ministers from a selection of EU Member States, representatives of the social partners, the European Commission, the European Institute for Gender Equality and civil society representatives. The University of Gothenburg has been allocated SEK 1.4 million for the conference, which aims to conduct a dialogue on current gender equality issues and highlight aspects of gender equality in fair jobs and growth.


Joanna Abrahamsson
Press Secretary to Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér
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