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International Conference: "Planet 50:50 - Europes Contribution to the SDGs"

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15th of October 2020 at STATION, Luckenwalder Str. 4-6, 10963 Berlin


25 years ago, the European Union committed itself to the implementation of the Declaration and Platform for Action created at the Fourth UN World Conference on Women in Beijing. As the German National Committee of UN Women, we would like to take this opportunity to invite you to the international conference “Planet 50:50 - Europe’s contribution to the SDGs” on October 15, 2020 in Berlin. 

We are looking forward to exciting panel discussions and keynotes with, among others, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director UN Women, Helena Dalli, EU Commissioner for Equality, Christine Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank, Franziska Giffey, Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, and Elisabeth Keuten, member of the UN Women Beijing +25 Youth Task Force. In addition, the conference offers various workshops in which participants can exchange views on vital political issues..

European civil society can make a significant contribution to the implementation of goal five of the UN Agenda 2030 for sustainable development: achieving equality between women and men. To this end, it is important that European civil society continues to network more closely, exchanges positions and introduces the results during the German Presidency of the EU Council. As part of the UN Women “Generation Equality” campaign, the conference will provide opportunities for an intergenerational dialogue. Through attending workshops and listening to keynote speeches by renowned experts/ speakers, the participants will be able to exchange their ideas and expectations regarding gender equality. Moreover, there will be space for discussions on the effects of the corona pandemic on gender equality.  

UN Women Germany is organizing the event together with the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) The conference is supported bythe German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ) andis part of the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Organisation and Registration

Due to the coronavirus and changing regulations on contact restrictions, the conference will take place as a hybrid event with the possibility of on site and online participation. You will have the opportunity to follow all workshops and lectures digitally or to participate in person.

Location: Station, Luckenwalder Str. 4-6, 10963 Berlin.

The online livestream will be available in German and English.

Please register until the 1st of October 2020.

Button Registration

10:00 Admission and Get-Together

10:40 Technical Support for Online Participants

11:00 Opening

Welcome and Introduction - Karin Nordmeyer, President UN Women Germany

Carlien Scheele, Director European Institut for Gender Equality (EIGE)

Expectations of the young Generation Equality - Elisabeth Keuten, UN Women Beijing+25 Youth Task Force

11:30 Post-Corona: Chance or Rollback

Keynote Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka, Executiv Director UN Women (due to Corona-measures not confirmed)

Keynote Christine Lagarde, President European Central Bank (due to Corona-measures not confirmed)

12:15 Break

12:30 Breakout Sessions

Workshop 1: Closing the gaps - Economic and Social Perspectives Moderation:Ursula Schäfer-Preuss, Vice-president UN Women Germany Input: Blandine Mollard, Research Officer, Research and Statistics Team EIGE, Language: English

Workshop 2: Gender Equality Policies in and after the Pandemic Moderation: Elke Ferner, Board Member UN Women Germany Input: Anja Weusthoff, German Trade Union Confederation, Language: German

Workshop 3: End violence against Women Moderation: Corinna Witzel, Board Member UN Women Germany Input: Mona Küppers, President National Council of Women's Organizations, Language: German

Workshop 4: Institutional Gender Equality Strategies Moderation: Ulla Sauter, Vice-President UN Women Deutschland Input: Ana Sofia Fernandez , Vice-President European Women's Lobby(EWL), Language: English

13:50 Lunch Break

14:20 Gender Equality Policies in and after the Pandemic

Keynote Franziska Giffey, Federal Minister for Families, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth

Keynote Helena Dalli, EU Commissioner for Equality

15:00 Civil Society Call to Action

Moderated talk with Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Christine Lagarde, Helena Dalli, Franziska Giffey, Elisabeth Keuten, Carlien Scheele, UN Women Germany and two free seats for the participants (also available for online guests)

16:40 Closing Remarks

Karin Nordmeyer, President UN Women Germany

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