ExCHANGE: Women in Politics
BRUSSELS - ExCHANGE: Women in Politics: Fostering transatlantic innovation to increase the participation of women in political decision-making will take place November 30 – December 2 in Brussels, Belgium.
ExCHANGE will incubate and accelerate innovative best practices for promoting women in political leadership in the European Union and the United States. It will bring together representatives from the top 40 organizations working on women in political decision-making from across the US and the EU. The first transatlantic convention of its kind has been organized by The European Women’s Lobby, the Reflective Democracy Campaign and the German Marshall Fund of the United States and will take place November 30-December 2, 2016 in Brussels, Belgium.
December 1: 11:00 a.m.; 4:00 p.m.
December 2: 10:00 a.m.; 4:00 p.m.
The German Marshall Fund of the United States, Rue de la Loi 155, 1040 Brussels
About the forum:
40 representatives from leading organizations from Europe and the US will gather in Brussels for a transatlantic discussion and exchange of ideas on how to increase the participation of women in political decision-making. During the forum, the participants will discuss barriers and solutions across six key fields: Political Parties; Money; Electoral Systems; Media and Culture; Candidate Supply and Development and Intersectionality. Topics will address inclusive politics, political parties, money, electoral systems, candidate supply/development as well as media and cultural politics.
Speakers and participants:
Johanna Maycook, Secretary General of European Women’s Lobby, Marie Christine Marghem, Minister of Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development, Renate Nikolay, Head of Cabinet of European Commissioner Vera Jourova.Lora Berg, Reta Jo Lewis and Corinna Hörst from GMF; Brenda Choresi Carter from the Reflective Democracy Campaign, Serap Altinisik and Matilda Flemming from European Women’s Lobby, Jason-Louise Graham from EU Panel Watch, Alexandra Rosén, Women in Parliament, Kate Black, Emily’s List, Nicole Carlsburg, Barbara Lee Family Foundation and Debbie Walsh, Center for American Women and Politics, Rutgers University. See a full list here.
If you are interested in speaking to/interviewing a participant, please contact:
Lora Berg, Senior Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States, Washington, DC
[email protected] +1 202-683-2666