Media invitation: Ministerial conference on how gender equality can contribute to fair jobs and growth
On Wednesday 8 November, the media is welcome to attend the opening hour and subsequent press conference during #EqualityWorks17 at Gothia Towers in Gothenburg, hosted by Sweden’s Minister for Gender Equality Åsa Regnér. Representatives from the upcoming EU presidencies will attend and will discuss gender equality in relation to the labour market, the situation of women brought to light by the #MeToo campaign, and overall progress in the area of gender equality in the EU based on the Gender Equality Index of the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), released in October.
Place: Room: Horizon. Gothia Towers, Mässans gata 24, Gothenburg
Please notify Press Officer Ms. Lotta Ilona Häyrynen ahead of your attendance. Press credentials required.
The gender equality perspectives discussed at #EqualityWorks17 will provide valuable input to the upcoming Social Summit on Fair Jobs and Growth, hosted by President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Löfvén in Gothenburg 17 November.
Wednesday 8 November, 12.45–13.30
Gothia Towers, Mässans gata 24, Gothenburg
Åsa Regnér, Sweden's Minister for Gender Equality, Marlène Schiappa, France's Gender Equality Minister, and Jevgeni Ossinovski, Estonia's Minister for Health and Labour will present their conclusions from the initial sessions of the conference.
The press conference will be held in English.
A gender perspective is essential for achieving well-functioning and fair labour markets, sustainable social security systems, and inclusive growth. The aim of #EqualityWorks17 is to discuss and arrive at conclusions on topics which will then be mainstreamed into discussions during the Social Summit on Fair Jobs and Growth later in November.
#EqualityWorks17 will bring together a number of EU gender equality ministers, representatives of the EU institutions, the social partners, civil society and researchers active in the field.