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The Green Red Dialogues are back! Join us for an interactive event where we will discuss the implementation of the EU’s Recovery Fund and how well gender equality issues are being incorporated.
About the Event
This Green Red Dialogue confronts the European Union’s Next Generation EU fund, a fund created to support member states in their economic and social recovery and resilience from the COVID-19 pandemic. Such massive investment has a great impact in setting the EU’s economic path for generations to come, but are feminist issues being considered ?
We will discuss the gendered effects of the COVID-19 crisis regarding job creation and overall livelihood improvement, and of course, whether the scheme contemplates the fundamental values of gender equality .
The Green-Red Dialogues began in 2020 as a way to reflect on current issues from explicitly green and social perspectives. The challenges we face as a result of the COVID-19 crisis are new and unpredictable. Today it is more urgent than ever to reverse the consequences of a capitalist system that not only brought forth the pandemic but has also caused irreparable cracks in our planet. A capitalist system that has been shown to foster social inequality and that assaults the Earth.
We cannot fall into fatalistic discourses and convey the message that all is lost. Instead, we must disseminate proposals and make the citizens of the European Union aware that another option is possible – that green policies are compatible with the economy, progress, and development.
With this in mind, the Green Red Dialogues continue in 2021, once again providing the space for European policy makers, academics, activists, and citizens to address the challenges of today – combining current affairs and in-depth analysis to spark vibrant discussions about greener, more socially just solutions.
Alexandra Geese – Greens/EFA MEP
Laura Lopéz – MP for Catalunya in Común
Dolors Comas – politician and anthropologist, Rovira i Virgili University
Welcome by Susanne Rieger (GEF) and moderated by Marc Rius
Date and Time: Tuesday, December 21st (18:00-19:00)
Audience: The webinar is free and open to the general public. There will be simultaneous interpretation in Spanish and English.
Please register in advance via this link.
Delve more into the topics of this event by checking out some related articles in the Green European Journal!
- The Pandemic Is Gendered – and so Is Recovery (Rosa Martínez Rodríguez)
- Coronavirus Recovery and Just Transition in Spain: A Unique Opportunity (Joaquín Nieto and Lucía Baratech)
- “Green Policies Are About Our Entire Way of Life” (Inés Sabanés)
- Just Transition: Time for a Rethink? (Rosa Martínez Rodríguez)