Equality between women and men is a fundamental value of the European Union but it has not yet been fully achieved by any member state. Every year, the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) releases the Gender Equality Index, a tool to measure progress in gender equality in the EU in six core domains (work, money, knowledge, time, power, health). 2021, the EU scored 68 points out of 100, with widely varying results across countries.
However, gender inequalities are most pronounced in the domain of power, especially in economic decision-making. In view of the too slow progress in gender equality as well as setbacks in women’s rights, the conference takes up relevant issues of gender inequality in the Baltic Sea region and has invited experts from six countries to present and discuss their perspectives on important issues for the future. The first day is dedicated to economic aspects and the second day to political aspects. Under the motto “Solidarity & Gender Democracy” the conference offers a platform for connection, mutual learning, solidarity and transnational feminist advocacy. Linked to this, the main objective of the conference is to create strong networks across national borders and to advocate for the stronger integration of the gender perspective in the policies of the Baltic Sea Region. The conference takes place on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Gender Research and Diversity.
Please register until 20 September 2022 here.
You will receive the Zoom link via Mail on 28th of September