13 May 2014: Debate ‘Make Europe better for women!’

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One week before the European parliamentary elections on 22 May, Atria presents – in cooperation with her European partner organisations – an international debate on women and Europe, taking place on Tuesday 13 May.

Through the examination of a series of case studies, a number of questions will be addressed, such as:

• What is the significance of the European Union for women?
• What is the status quo of the EU’s gender policy?
• What can be done to improve gender equality in the European society?
Participants in other EU Member States will follow the discussion through a live online connection.

Speakers
• Tilly Vriend – Moderator, Affiliated Senior Officer International Affairs Atria
• Agnes Jongerius – President of Atria’s Supervisory Board and Candidate for the European Parliament
• Willemien Ruygrok – Director Europe Consultancy
• Renée Römkens – Director Atria
• Liza Mügge – Assistant Professor Gender & Ethnicity, Political Science, University of Amsterdam
• Emine Bozkurt – Member of the European Parliament
• Marijke Kots – Dramatist and performer ‘Aletta Jacobs’

Date and location
Tuesday 13 May 2014, in the afternoon (exact time will follow on http://www.atria.nl)
Auditorium Atria, Vijzelstraat 20, Amsterdam (second floor)

Registration
For more information or to register you may contact Atria, PR & Communication: Roselle Servage, (020) 30 31 530 or pr@atria-kennisinstituut.nl
This debate is part of the project Joint Citizen Action for a Stronger Citizen-Friendly Union (JoiEU).

Atria, the institute on gender equality and women’s history, promotes gender equality by dissemination of knowledge and information, through policy consultancy and by stimulating the social and political debate about gender equality.

For more information on JoiEU, the Joint Citizen Action for Stronger, Citizen-Friendly Europe, please click here.

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