WEBINAR: Gender Equality Working Group

Wednesday, 16 June 2021 - 4:00pm

Post-Covid Europe, Cooperatives and Gender Equality to Rebuild Back Better

First public meeting of the Cooperatives Europe Gender Equality Working Group

16 June, 16.00 - 18.00 CET, online. 

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In the framework of the European Strategy for Gender Equality and the European recovery plan, Cooperatives Europe Gender Equality Working Group, with the support of Alleanza Cooperative Italiane,  organizes a webinar on the impact of covid-19 and the policies and measures put in place to mitigate the socio-economic consequences. It will be an opportunity to share practices and policies put in place to support women’s employment, women cooperative entrepreneurship and work life balance as well as to present the Commitments of the European Cooperative Movement to contribute to close the persisting gender gap. With participation of speakers from the EU institutions and cooperative movement, the discussion will contribute to the implementation of the gender policy strategy put in place by the European Commission.


Susanne Westhausen Director of Kooperationen

Plenary Session Speakers:

Jean Louis Bancel, President Cooperatives Europe
MEP Helene Fritzon , member of FEMM Commission, European Parliament
MEP Patrizia Toia: Social Economy Intergroup-European Parliament
Anna Manca, Chairperson, Alliance Italian Cooperatives “Women and Equality Commission”

Round-table on three themes:

1.Supporting women’s employment and cooperative entrepreneurship
What actions and tools are most needed

with Patrick Klein, Policy Officer ( DG Grow), Diana Dovgan, Secretary General CECOP

2. Work-life balance: a joint goal among genders

with Kirsten Leube  Legal Officer DG JUST,  Federica Mamini, Liaison Officer, EUROCOOP

3 .Impact of Covid-19 gender equality and recovery

with Giulia Rocchi, Coordinator of the work of the EUROCHAMBRES Women Network, Tiina LINNAINMAA, Vice-President of COGECA.


Stefania Marcone, Chairwoman of Cooperatives Europe Gender Equality Working Group