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Are the European Green Deal and EU Recovery Fund gender blind? Do they sufficiently address the gendered impacts of the COVID-19 and climate crises as well as the effects of proposed solutions? Join us for an open but informative discussion.
About the Event:
Gender mainstreaming and gender budgeting have become popular concepts in recent years, and the Von der Leyen Commission has highlighted gender equality time and time again as a key objective. At the same time, the European Green Deal and EU Recovery Fund – two of the largest investments in Europe’s economy and future – have faced significant criticism for their apparent gender blindness.
This webinar will examine whether and how the EGD and Recovery Fund will benefit women, and what can be done to push for better. Just like the COVID-19 pandemic, the climate crisis is set to disproportionately affect women and other already marginalised groups. This makes it even more important to ensure that gendered policy perspectives – especially in times of crisis – are prominently present.
This is the last of four public webinars as part of the project “Feminists in the Climate Movement,” organised by GEF with the support of Visio, Green Economics Institute, Oikos, and Fundacja Strefa Zieleni. With a closed training programme for selected Feminist Climate Ambassadors as well as a series of public events, the project seeks to build capacity among (potential) climate leaders, while highlighting the gendered aspects and impacts of the climate crisis to a broader audience.
Alexandra Geese – German MEP (Greens/EFA), initiator of the Gender Impact Assessment NextGeneration EU report, supporter of the #halfofit campaign
Urszula Zielińska – Polish Green MP
Dr. Ewa Rumińska-Zimny – Economist at the SGH Warsaw School of Economics, associated with the Congress of Women and expert of gender budgeting
Date and time: Tuesday, June 29th from 18:00 to 19:30 CEST.
Audience: This webinar will take place in English and Polish (with simultaneous translation) and is open to the general public.
Registration: Please register in advance via this link.
This event is organised by the Green European Foundation, with the support of Strefa Zieleni and with the financial support of the European Parliament to the Green European Foundation.