In the final year of their project, EUGenDem will be organizing an event presenting their project findings to policymakers and stakeholders in Brussels.

‘Gender equality in the political groups: Pushing the agenda forward’

7 February 2023, 9.30-11.00 European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium Organized by the EUGenDem research project , University of Helsinki, Finland and Maria Noichl, MEP

EUGenDem is a major European Research Council funded research project which provides a systematic analysis of the gendered policies and practices of the political groups in the European Parliament. It addresses crucial questions about the gender and policies and practices of European party politics. The research and analysis conducted led to over 70 scientific publications so far.

Program: 9.30-9.40 Opening

Professor Johanna Kantola, University of Helsinki Maria Noichl, MEP, S&D

9.40-10.20 Presentations: Key findings on gender equality in the political groups

Professor Johanna Kantola: Where do we stand now on gender equality in political groups? Dr Anna Elomäki: Making room for gender equality in political group policymaking Dr Valentine Berthet: Tackling the oppositions to gender equality Dr Barbara Gaweda: Putting anti-racism and intersectionality on the agenda

10.20-11.00 High-level Roundtable: Debating gender equality in the political groups

Moderators: Dr Petra Ahrens and Dr Cherry Miller

Speakers: Maria Noichl, MEP, S&D Kira Marie Petersen-Hansen, MEP, Greens/EFA Sirpa Pietikäinen, MEP, EPP Samira Rafaela, MEP, Renew Dr Costanza Hermanin, European University Institute (EUI), Italy

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