Gender equality in the European Union the focus of Thursday’s discussions in Brussels
On Thursday 29 November, European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Věra Jourová will give the keynote speech in a discussion at the European Parliament exploring the state of gender equality in the European Union today.
Other speakers at the event, entitled “Gender equality and the European Union: Where are we today?” include Finland’s Ambassador in Belgium Riitta Resch, Director of the Gender Equality Unit of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health Tanja Auvinen, Senior Adviser for International Affairs Jorma Korhonen from the Prime Minister’s Office and Deputy Mayor of Tampere Johanna Loukaskorpi. The event will be hosted by Member of the European Parliament Anneli Jäätteenmäki, who is also a member of the jury for the International Gender Equality Prize to be awarded in 2019.
In their talks, the Finnish representatives at the event will delve into various topics, including the significance of gender equality for Finland. They will discuss practical measures Finland has taken to promote gender equality and the role of gender equality as a priority in Finland’s foreign policy, among other themes. The event will also include a presentation on the Government’s International Gender Equality Prize. The call for nominees for the next prize is currently open to the public both in Finland and internationally.