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Conference 2010

Cities and municipalities as promoters of gender equality

The FemCities Conference 2010 on "Jobs, service provision and public procurement: cities and municipalities as promoters of gender equality" was hosted by the City of Stuttgart (Germany) from 23 to 24 June2010.

It was organized in cooperation between the City of Stuttgart (Department for Equal Opportunities for Women and Men) and the City of Vienna (Department for the Promotion and Coordination of Women’s Issues).

The FemCities Conference 2010 focused on gender equality strategies, control and implementation. Municipalities and cities fulfil multiple functions as employers, service providers and contracting bodies. How can municipalities
and cities successfully promote gender equality? How can these strategies be implemented within city administrations and in the provision of services? To what extent can municipalities and cities influence public procurement procedures by applying gender equality clauses?