Event Reports 27/10/2021

Women in Politics: Leading for Change

The conference Women in Politics: Leading for Change was part of the closing event for the Get Involved! Project, which was a pilot initiative of the European Commission, aimed at exploring the avenues for collaboration with political parties in partner countries through a multi-party approach. The objective of the project is to empower women in politics across political party lines in Morocco and Benin.

The closing event consisted of a four-day programme, during which the participants will receive additional training, exchange experiences within the project and become acquainted with relevant EU institutions and stakeholders working on promoting democracy and empowering future women leaders.

The conference brought together representatives of the EU institutions as well as democracy support stakeholders and presented the Get Involved! Project results, milestones and challenges in working in a cross-party manner with political parties in partner countries.

The conference was opened by Denis Schrey, ENoP Network Coordinator.

This was followed by a keynote speech from the European Commission by Fabienne Van Den Eede, DG INTPA.

The panel discussion, moderated by ENoP's Executive Director Mana Livardjani, brought the perspectives of women in politics and Get Involved! project participants. The panel featured:

  • Maria da Graça Carvalho, Member of the European Parliament, Chair of the Francisco Sá Carneiro Foundation, Portugal
  • Khadija Errebah, Gender and Social Inclusion Expert
  • K. W. Nelie Dodjinou, Political Journalist and Analyst, Head of Political Desk of Crystal News
  • Badria Zeino-Mahmalat, Get Involved! Project Manager
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