Fifth Activity of the Women Equity Project: More EU in local context

• The city of Thessaloniki, Greece, will host the next activity of the project promoting gender equality and the presence of women in the labour market.

• With a consolidated budget of 137,435 euros, WomenEquity, a project of the Networks of Cities call of the Citizenship, Equality, Rights and Values Programme (CERV) is led by the Benaguasil City Council, together with partners from Italy, Portugal, Greece, Romania, Slovenia and Belgium.

• The Finnova Foundation, which is part of the consortium, will organise the last of the events in Brussels.

On Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd April 2024, Thessaloniki city, in Greece, will host the fifth activity of the European WomenEquity project, focusing on gender mainstreaming at local level. This meeting will bring the consortium partners to the Greek city to further strengthen cooperation in the European Union.

Under the title “More EU in local context”, the event will highlight the importance of adapting European gender policies to local realities, sharing gender policy innovations and measures taken at European level, through discussions, debates and activities on the future of gender policy in Europe.

The activity in Greece is part of a series of seven events scheduled over the 18 months of the project, which aims to organise resources to improve women’s representation in the labour market.

The main objective of the project, thanks to the collaboration of seven European organisations from Belgium, Spain, Italy, Greece, Portugal, Romania and Slovenia, is to develop audiovisual materials and a good practice guide that show the reality of women’s employment and compile successful local initiatives. These resources, as well as serving as a means of communication with citizens, will provide practical examples that other municipalities can adopt or use as inspiration to improve gender mainstreaming in the workplace.

Final event in Brussels

Finnova will again play a key role in bringing its essential European dimension to the project. The Spanish-Belgian Foundation will be preparing the final event in Brussels, the fruit of a public-private partnership that aims to raise awareness, reduce barriers, and find solutions.

About WomenEquity

With a budget of €137,435EUR, the project is led by Benaguasil Town Council togehter with a consortium of six other organisations from Italy, Portugal, Greece, Romania, Slovenia and Belgium.

WomenEquity is part of the Networks of Cities call of the Citizenship, Equality, Rights and Values Programme (CERV), and seeks to address women’s access to the labour market from a European perspective, thanks to the collaboration between municipalities such as Benaguasil, Botosani, Lourinha or Guardistalo in cooperation with private entities such as Finnova or Fifty-Fifty. Through this public-private partnership, the aim is to raise awareness and seek solutions to reduce these barriers and improve their conditions. The project also aims to raise awareness and involve all citizens in this reality, as well as public and private entities, offering work tools based on equality to achieve greater inclusion of women in the labour market.

About the Finnova Foundation

Finnova is the Spanish-Belgian non-profit foundation based in Brussels and Spain, working for the promotion and development of innovation and entrepreneurship in the EU. Finnova’s experience in leading communication and dissemination activities for European projects is combined with a proven track record in business creation and entrepreneurship support programmes, such as accelerators, incubators and events, as well as its commitment to training and employability of young people.

About the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values programme

The Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values programme funds citizens’ engagement, equality for all and the implementation of EU rights and values. The programme brings together the former Rights, Equality and Citizenship programme and the former Europe for Citizens programme. It thus promotes exchanges between people from different countries, strengthens mutual understanding and tolerance, and provides the opportunity to broaden perspectives and develop a sense of European belonging and identity through twinning and town networks. The programme follows a bottom-up approach while offering, in particular to town networks, the opportunity to focus on EU priorities.