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The economic crisis affects the employment of women differently than the employment of men. Effects also differ by country. The conference strived to provide a gender impact analysis of macroeconomic effects of the crisis in different European cities on the employment of women. Which are the visible and hidden effects of economic crisis on gender equality policies of cities and employment? In which areas can cities have any influence, what are traps to be avoided and what are effective strategies? What can cities, municipalities and regions do at local level to promote women’s equality in employment also during a time of global economic crisis? These questions were discussed in keynote speeches, panels, and in-depth workshops.
Target groups were representatives of European cities and municipal administrations dealing with equality issues as well as gender experts from other fields such as NGOs, universities, etc.
City of Zagreb, Mayor’s Office Department for Promoting Human Rights, Gender Equality Relations with National Minorities and Religious Communities and Civil Society Development
City of Vienna, Women’s Department (MA 57)
VENUE: Palace Hotel Zagreb, Trg J.J. Strossmayera 10, Zagreb
DATE: Monday the 1st and Thursday the 2nd of June 2015
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Marion Gebhart, head of the Women’s Department Vienna, gave at the FemCities conference an interview to voxfeminae.net.
Keynote 1: Effects of the economic crisis on the employment of women in cities in Europe: similarities and differences. Possible courses of action for cities.
Keynotes 2: Promotion of gender equality and employment of women in times ofcrisis - keynote speakers from Croatia
In times of crisis, gender equality policies might be seen as nonpriority. How to tackle it? How to analyse effects on women and employment? Continuing gender equality policies are crucial in times of crisis.
Panel 3: Women and selfemployment – good practices
Current and planned topics and projects – exchange on interests and needs FemCities Danube Regions