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EU Funding: European network set to boost women in power

Lundi 2 juin 2008

 European funds

Related EU Grant Loans Programme(s):
 Grants in the framework of the overall Community programme for employment and social solidarity actions
 Grants for experience and information exchanges on good practices in term of equality opportunities between women and men
 Grants for projects contributing to the definition of the European employment strategy : awareness raising and learning actions

Female decision-makers from around Europe will today meet for the launch of a new EU-level network of women in power. The group aims to promote women in decision-making positions in politics and the economy across Europe

The inaugural meeting will be opened by Equal Opportunities Commissioner Vladimír Špidla and by Zita Gurmai, Vice-Chairwoman of the European Parliament’s Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality. Commission Vice-President Margot Wallström and Budget Commissioner Dalia Grybauskaité will join the network for a discussion over lunch.

The ‘Network of women in decision-making in politics and the economy’ aims to provide a platform at EU level for successful strategies to improve gender balance in decision-making positions. Concretely, it will allow for exchange of ideas, information and experience, mutual learning and sharing of good practice. By facilitating partnerships and synergies between existing networks at European level, the group will provide a clear EU added value. The members’ experience and reputation will also help give greater visibility to the issue of gender balance.

The network will present its first results in 2009, highlighting examples of best practice and summarising the exchanges and debates between the members of the network. The group currently consists of 15 existing networks, such as professional organisations, and can be joined by additional European networks. It is one of the key actions foreseen in the Commission’s current Roadmap for gender equality.

At present, women account for only 24% of members of national parliaments and governments in Europe. And in the private sector, men still represent 9 out of 10 board members in European blue-chip companies. The discrepancy is widest at the very top: only 3% of these companies have a woman presiding over the highest decision-making body.

 
  Source:
Press room - European Commission
 
  More information:
Database on women in decision-making

EU Funding: The Third Edition of the Euro-Med Award is now launched

Vendredi 30 mai 2008

 European funds

Related EU Grant Loans Programme(s):
 Support to projects bringing people and organizations from both shores of the Mediterranean closer to each other and to help bridging the gap between them

Now Network Members Can nominate and Choose Who Wins the Euro-Med Award For Dialogue between Cultures

Now you can choose who will be the next winner of this year’s edition of the Euro-Med Award for the Dialogue between Cultures.

The Anna Lindh Foundation and Fondazione Mediterraneo have the pleasure to announce the launch of the Third Edition of the Euro-Med Award for the Dialogue between Cultures 2008. This year, the members have the chance to not only nominate the candidates, but also to select the winner of the Award through an online voting system.

The theme of the 2008 Award Edition is Dialogue Through Arts. The particular field of art chosen is visual arts, which includes the following disciplines: drawing, painting, photography, and sculpture. Why Art? Art can be used as a key tool for building bridges of dialogue. It is an invaluable means for exchange and positive contamination between cultures and nations. People’s creativity transcends in fact geographical and mental frontiers, offering new opportunities to overcome misunderstandings and interpret conflicts.

This Year Members Choose the Winner - How?:

This year, the Heads of National Network will choose the five finalists nominated for the award before 30 June 2008. Then, all National Network members will be invited to choose the winner among the five finalists through an online voting system. The election is expected to take place from 8 – 13 July. The candidate who gets the majority of votes within a National Network, s/he will be considered the candidate of this respective network. This is in order to ensure a balanced and fair electoral process, since the number of members vary from one network to the other.

So, make up your mind now and nominate an artist who has contributed to dialogue between cultures through his/her work of art.

The Deadline for nominations is June 10, 2008

 
  Source:
Anna Linfh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation