Despite the EU’s commitment to integrate the notion of gender equality in all policy areas, the implementation of gender equality legislations in its enlargement policy is still a challenge. The contemporary developments in recent Enlargement countries give us cause for both optimism and concern in this regard, and reveal the necessity to further discuss the topic of gender and enlargement as part of our progressive agenda.
Therefore, building on the momentum of the adoption of the EU strategy for the Western Balkans, the Global Progressive Forum is organising a seminar entitled “Making the EU enlargement process deliver for Western Balkans women”, which will take place the 24th of August 2018 in Korcula, Croatia. The event would bring together politicians of progressive parties from the region, CSOs, NGOs and foundations working on this topic. Issues of focus will be Gender Mainstreaming in the EU Accession process, access to sexual and reproductive health and rights, as well as employment and social policies and work/life balance.
We are pleased to invite you to participate on this seminar and to join our dialogue to reinforce our initiative on building “an EU feminist external agenda”.
The event will precede the Korcula Summer School of the CEE Network for Gender Issues on the 25th and 26th of August.
With S&D Members' Enrique Guerrero Salom, GPF Co-Chair, Tanja Fajon, S&D Vice-President, and Biljana Borzan