A European Strategy for Gender Equality: Combating Discrimination in the Workplace and Beyond

Gender equality is a fundamental right recognised by the Treaty of Rome in 1957 as well as by the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. The promotion of gender equality is therefore not only essential from a human rights perspective, but also makes sense from an economic viewpoint. It means equal access to resources, as well as empowerment and visibility of both women and men in all spheres of public and private life.

This timely symposium provides an invaluable opportunity to discuss the latest developments
in combating gender-based discrimination at European level. The symposium will explore
how social, cultural and political obstacles can be overcome in order to implement innovative
policies that will put an end to gender discrimination in the workplace and in society. Public
Policy Exchange welcomes the participation of all key partners, responsible authorities and
stakeholders. The Symposium will support the exchange of ideas and encourage delegates to
engage in thought-provoking topical debate.

Delegates will:
• Share comparative knowledge on gender-based discrimination, violence and harassment by raising awareness of current challenges in Europe
• Explore innovative solutions to fight the causes of gender inequalities at work and beyond
• Promote measures to enhance the potential of women entrepreneurs

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 10:00 to 16:30
Avenue du Boulevard 17
Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre
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