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8
Oct
2022
 
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Building on discussions at our Green Academy in July, GEF and Strefa Zieleni are hosting a roundtable on ecofeminism and care at the 14th Congress of Women in Wrocław, Poland. 

About the Event

For fourteen years now, women with different professions, views, and orientation from Poland, have been meeting to discuss gender issues, democracy, national and local politics but also to strengthen ties and empower each other.  

The 14th Congress of Women will be held in the shadow of war with Ukrainian women as welcome guests. However, the war will not overshadow one of the most important problems of our time – the climate crisis.  Speakers and participants will come together to debate on what women can do to combat the crisis. The Congress will also cover other crucial topics such as the fragile state of Polish democracy, economic downturn, culture and education and feminist debates. etc. 

This round-table discussion, hosted by GEF with the support of Strefa Zieleni, will specifically explore the role of ecofeminism and care as political agenda. What lessons and opportunities for mobilisation does it hold? How is it crucial to address our current crises? Participants will be joined by a first-rate group of panelists as well as a video intervention from Prof. Magdalena Środa, and English and Polish language copies of the GEF publication Dare to Care will be available for all.  

Speakers

Magdalena Gałkiewicz – MP for Partia Zieloni (Polish Green Party) 

Ewa Sufin-Jacquemart – Green European Foundation / Strefa Zieleni 

Ewa Ernst-Dziedzic – MP for Die Grünen (Austrian Green Party) 

Dr. Monika Żółkoś – University of Gdańsk 

Dominika Lasota – Fridays For Future 

Angelika Kimbort – Otwarte Klatki, Wrocław 

Moderated by: Elżbieta Osowicz – Radio Wroclaw 

Context

This event is part of Feminists in the Environmental Movement, a GEF transnational project that seeks to stimulate conversations around (the intersections of) gender and environmental justice across Europe. The project is implemented with the support of Visio (Finland), Green Economics Institute (UK), Oikos (Belgium), Strefa Zieleni (Poland), Green Thought Association (Turkey), and CDNEE.  

Practicalities  

Date and time: Saturday, October 8th (15:00-16:10 CEST). The Congress of Women takes place from 8-9 October and features a wide range of sessions across multiple venues. To learn more about the rest of the programme, check the official website 

Location: Green Center at Hala Stulecia (Centennial Hall), Wrocław, Poland.  

Audience and registration: This event will take place in Polish and is open to registered participants. Please make sure to register in advance via the Congress of Women website. For those who are not able to join in person, the event will be livestreamed (in Polish) on the YouTube channel of Strefa Zieleni  

Related Reading

Pick up a copy of Dare to Care at a future GEF event near you, or find it online via this link 

For more on this topic, check out these articles and others from our flagship publication, the Green European Journal: 

Fighting the Patriarchy to Save the Planet 

Gender in Climate Governance: Telling Numbers but Who is Listening? 

Gender Justice: Beyond Binaries and Buzzwords 

Françoise d’Eaubonne and the Imperfect Foundation of Ecofeminist Thought 

The Cost of Care: Rethinking Value in Times of Crisis 


This webinar is organised by the Green European Foundation, with the support Fundacja Strefa Zieleni and Oikos and the financial support of the European Parliament to the Green European Foundation. 

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