Between the 29th and 30th of September 2017, the Foundation will participate at the 2nd edition of the Women, cities and Territories, Europe’s best practice tour, meeting which will be exploring the different existing approaches and future actions for asserting European and Mediterranean women’s place in cities and in the public sphere.
This important meeting is organized by the National Coordinations of the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) in southern Europe in partnership with the Gender and Cities’ Association, with the aim or sensitizing institutions and civil society on the crucial issue of gender and public space which strongly impacts the cohabitation, as well as to identify good practices in the countries of Southern European and to advance the European institutions on these subjects, both on a legislative and a strategic level.
The meeting which will be held in Napoli in Italy will be building up on a work program that started in 2015, with the support of the Paris City Council, where the EWL and the German national coordination helped laying out the first steps of reflection on this issue, then it continued in September 2016 in Lisbon with the Portuguese and Italian Coordination of the EWL.
At the end of this four-year program (2015/2018), a selection of good practices on the equality of access and occupancy of public space will be published.
More information on this program and on the event is available in the link below.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.