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Civil Society Dialogue on Women and Trade

  • Date: 08/07/2019, 10:00-12:00 (Registration closed)
  • Location: Conference Center Albert Borschette, Room 2.B, Rue Froissart 36, Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 03/07/2019 12:00

Meeting details

  • Date: 08/07/2019, 10:00-12:00 (registration closed)
  • Location: Conference Center Albert Borschette, Room 2.B, Rue Froissart 36, Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 03/07/2019 12:00

Gender equality and the empowerment of women is at the heart of the Global Sustainable Development Goals. There is also a strong economic rationale for women's economic empowerment: some studies estimate it could add up to US$ 28 trillion to global GDP by 2025. While the importance of empowering women is well understood, the impact of trade policy on women, the reasons for slow progress in including women into trade and the types of barriers they face are not sufficiently documented.

The Commission has published a study on women's participation in EU exports, which showed that international trade contributes to 36 million jobs in the EU, of which women occupy 38%. The Commission is currently working to update this study with the latest data. Moreover, the Commission has partnered with the International Trade Centre (ITC) to conduct the first ever study on women’s involvement in extra-EU trade in selected EU Member States. This will give more detailed insight into women's role in international trade, the specific barriers they face and most relevant areas to address them through trade policy instruments.

In addition to presenting the latest state of play, the purpose of this meeting is to present the survey and preliminary findings and to receive feedback from the organisations present to feed into the final report on women participation in trade. The final report will be presented at the high-level conference on Trade for Her: Empowering women through international trade on 30 September in Brussels. More information on the conference here.

Speakers

  • Madelaine Tuininga, Head of Trade and Sustainable Development, Generalised System of Preferences Unit, Directorate-General for Trade, European Commission
  • Zornitsa Kutlina-Dimitrova, Chief Economist and Trade AnalysisUnit, Directorate-General for Trade, European Commission
  • Mario Filadoro, Non-Tariff Measures Programme, International Trade Centre, and
  • Judith Fessehaie, SheTrades Initiative, International Trade Centre

Moderator

Sandra Nebe, Information, Communication and Civil Society Unit, Directorate-General for Trade, European Commission

Agenda

  1. Presentation by the Commission
  2. Presentation by the International Trade Centre
  3. Discussion with Civil Society Organisations

We would be grateful if participants could arrive 30 minutes in advance. A reception desk will be set up in the foyer of the Charlemagne building, where you will receive a badge and gain access to the meeting room. Please bring with you the confirmation email received when you registered for the meeting and an ID card or passport.

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Organisations that have registered to participate in this meeting.

  • AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe
  • Africa Europe Faith and Justice Network
  • amfori
  • Associazione Italiana Lattiero Casearia
  • ASSUC- European Association of Sugar Traders
  • Brussels Office of the Swedish Trade Unions
  • Bundesarbeitskammer Österreich
  • Bundesarbeitskammer Österreich
  • BUSINESSEUROPE
  • Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de région Paris Ile-de-France
  • Comité du commerce des céréales, aliments du bétail, oléagineux, huile d'olive, huiles et graisses et agrofournitures de l'U.E.
  • Confederation of Finnish Industries EK
  • Confederation of the German Textile and Fashion Industry
  • Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V.
  • EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation
  • EUROCHAMBRES – Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • EUROCHAMBRES – Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • EUROPEAN APPAREL AND TEXTILE CONFEDERATION
  • European Centre for Development Policy Management
  • European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • European farmers
  • European Major Exhibition Centres Association
  • Fair Trade Advocacy Office
  • Fair Trade Advocacy Office
  • Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry
  • International Trade Union Confederation
  • Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc. European Office
  • Koepel van de Vlaamse Noord-Zuidbeweging - 11.11.11
  • PETITA I MITJANA EMPRESA DE CATALUNYA
  • PETITA I MITJANA EMPRESA DE CATALUNYA
  • Société des auteurs et compositeurs dramatiques
  • Union des Chambres et des Bourses de Turquie
  • UNION FLEURS - The International Flower Trade Association
  • Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
  • WO=MEN Dutch Gender Platform
  • WO=MEN Dutch Gender Platform
  • Women In Development Europe+