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FemCities and The Austrian Association of Cities and Towns Conference 2019
24th of September 2019, Vienna

The City of Vienna Women’s Department (MA57) and the Austrian Association of Cities and Towns would like to invite you to this year´s Conference on the 24th of September in Vienna.

Our goal this time is the exchange of concrete best practices with regard to gender equality both in administration and management (keyword: gender mainstreaming) as well as projects from NGOS or those targeting vulnerable groups.

Call for Best Practices:

If you, your department, organisation or institution are interested in presenting one of your best practices in either administration or other projects, please let us know. We can also include your project in the “project gallery” using your materials. ( and/or

FemCities and the Austrian Association of Cities Conference

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

24th of September Vienna, Austria

 Conference language is English

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Outdated concepts of femininity and masculinity, stereotypical roles of women and men as well as financial cuts for feminist projects work against it.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.

Conference outline:

Concrete projects from your field of work that aim to help women in one way or the other are welcome.

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.

Projects can focus on either best practices in the administration of an organisation or on different target groups of women (e.g. girls, older women or women with disabilities).

Best practices can range from e.g. gender budgeting, public procurement, studies, digitalisation, public space, education, health, empowerment, security.

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

Time-table: 09:00-17:00

Fees: There is no conference fee, breakfast and lunch will be provided. Travel expenses have to be covered by the participants

Preliminary program:

08:30 Admittance and Coffee

09:00 Welcome - City of Vienna and the Austrian Association of Cities

09:15-10:15 Keynote tba

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

  • Vienna Business Agency Women´s Service

11:30-12:30 Project Gallery Empathy Walk

12:30-12:45 Summary

12:45-13:45 Lunch

14:00 Official Greeting

14:15-15:30 Project Presentations

  • City of Vienna: Women´s Department: Girl Empowerment Projects - Workshops, Broschures and the Education box
  • City of Stuttgart: Department for individual equal Opportunities for Women and Men
  • NGO Femspace: Erasmus+ Project ifempower: Interactive and Mentorship based Female Empowerment in Entrepreneurship

 15:30-16:30 Project Gallery

16:30-17:00 Closing


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