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FemCities Conference 2019
24th of September 2019, Vienna

The City of Vienna Women’s Department (MA57) and the Women´s Committee of the Austrian Association of Cities and Towns invited to the FemCities Conference 2019

Our goal this time wasthe exchange of concrete best practices with regard to gender equality both in administration and management as well as projects from NGOS for vulnerable groups of women

Cities as driving forces behind gender equality. Exchanging Best Practices.

24th of September Vienna, Austria

Location: Rooftop Conference Hall Urania, Uraniastraße 1, 1010 Vienna

Conference language is English

Time-table: 09:00-17:00

In 2019 gender equality is still not self-evident.

Outdated concepts of femininity and masculinity, stereotypical roles of women and men as well as financial cuts for feminist projects work against it. In times where the promotion of women is questioned and the whole of Europe is feeling a backlash against the achievements of the women’s movement, it is time to support each other.

With projects working towards gender equality as well as gender mainstreaming we combat these developments.
We want to learn from each other and maybe implement similar ideas.
We want to work together for a more equal Europe.

Best practices will be introduced in small presentations as well as being visible in a project gallery where interested parties might directly exchange information regarding certain projects.

Conference Program:

08:30 Admittance and Coffee

09:00 Welcome words local councillor Nicole Berger-Krotsch

09:10 Introduction FemCities Coordinator Ricarda Goetz, Head of Gender Mainstreaming Ursula Bauer and Secretary General of the Austrian Association of Cities and Towns Thomas Weninger

09:15-10:15 Keynote Gender Equality in EU Policy Making - Stefanie Wöhl, Professor of Political Science, University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna European Economy and Business Management

10:15-11:30 Presentations of Best Practices in Management and Administration

  • 10:15 - 10:30 Gender Budgeting, City of Vienna – Nadine Unger
  • 10:30 - 10:45 City/Municipality of Equality, City of Belgrade – Sanja Stankovic
  • 10:45 - 11:00 Gender Equality Action Plan, City of Graz – Priska Pschaid
  • 11:00 - 11:15 Women Culture Council (FrauenKulturRat), City of Mannheim – Zahra Deilami
  • 11:15 - 11:30 Fair Shared City, City of Prague – Milota Siderova

11:30-12:00 Questions and Summary

12:00-12:45 Project Gallery Walk

  • E-Learning 5 Gender Mainstreaming Principles
  • The network for Gender Equality
  • Gender sensitive city planning
  • Comic-campaign against daily Sexism

12:45-13:45 Lunch

13:45-14:00 Introduction to the afternoon session

14:15-15:30 Project Presentations

  • 14:15 – 14:30 Bulgarian fund for Women – Gergana Kutseva
  • 14:30 – 14:45 Vienna Business Agency: Women´s Service – Dudu Gencel
  • 14:45 – 15:00 NGO Femspace: Interactive and Mentorship based Female Empowerment in Entrepreneurship – Erzsebet Tóth
  • 15:00 – 15:15 ABZ Austria: Competence Check for migrant women – Manuela Vollmann

15:30-16:00 Questions and Summary

16:00-16:30 Project Gallery Walk

  • Gallery of Austrian Pioneer Women
  • Freecard Campaign #wasgeht
  • Girl Empowerment Workshops
  • Vienna Daughters Day

16:30-17:00 Closing

Moderation: Shams Asadi, Head of the Human Rights Office of the City of Vienna

You can also forward the information to interested parties in your network.

FemCities is also on LinkedIN:https://www.linkedin.com/company/femcities/

For general inquires contact: ricarda.goetz@wien.gv.at and laura.wimmer@wien.gv.at


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