First Seminar


Gender equality and gender responsive governance

Norrköping (Sweden), 16-18 Novembre 2021
The first GEMIS seminar was a success! 20 international participants were present in Norrköpings kommun and more than 50 followed the event online. The participants of the meeting had the opportunity to reflect on the good practices of gender responsive governance implemented internally in the municipalities and the good practices towards citizens.

Have a look at some photos taken during our first seminar!

Programme

The program for the open seminars will focus on gender mainstreaming at local, national and EU level. With the help of speakers who are experts on gender equality issues, we will be given an insight into current challenges and future solutions.

Tuesday 16 November at 13.15-15.30
    Speaker of the Riksdag Andreas Norlén: Democracy in a historical perspective, 100 years of universal suffrage, then, now and in the future.
    Governor Carl Fredrik Graf: How does the County Administrative Board of Östergötland work with gender equality?
    Anne-Charlott Callerstig, senior researcher at Örebro University: How equal is Sweden?


Wednesday 17 November at 09.00-12.00
    Municipal councilor Kikki Liljeblad: How does the municipality of Norrköping work with gender equality?
    A local example - the work with Norrköping Municipality's traffic strategy.
    Pause
    MEP Abir Al-Sahlani: How does the EU work with gender equality?
    Emil Broberg, Vice Chairman of the CEMR Committee for Gender Equality: Gender Equality in the Decision-Making Process.
    Aksel Sundström, senior lecturer at the University of Gothenburg: Gender equality at the local level? Women's representation at the local level in Europe.

Speakers

Andreas Norlén

Speaker of the Swedish Parliament


"Democracy in a historical perspective, 100 years of universal suffrage, then, now and in the future"

Andreas Norlén was elected Speaker of the Riksdag on 24 September 2018. Prior to that, he had been a Member of the Riksdag for the Moderates, Östergötland County, since 2006. In the Riksdag, Andreas Norlén has been chairman of the Constitution Committee, member of the Constitution and Civil Affairs Committee, member of the war delegation and deputy in justice. the Civil Committee and the Foreign Affairs Committee. Andreas Norlén defended his dissertation in 2004 at Linköping University and is a doctor of law.

Abir Al-Sahlani

MEP


"How does the EU work with gender equality?"

Abir Al-Sahlani is a Member of the European Parliament for the Center Party and is also Vice President of Liberals International. Equality and freedom are key issues. Abir Al-Sahlani is a regular member of EMPL, the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs in the EU, and a deputy in LIBE, the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. In addition to the committee seats in Parliament, Abir Al-Sahlani is the Vice-Chair of the Delegation for relations with Iraq, and the Deputy Delegation for relations with Bosnia, Herzegovina and Kosovo.

Carl Fredrik Graf

Governor of Östergötland


"How does the County Administrative Board of Östergötland work with gender equality?"

In his role as governor, he is head of the County Administrative Board and the assignment includes working to contribute to Östergötland's development externally on several levels. His task is to coordinate the state activities in the county, follow the county's permits and inform the government of its needs. The assignment also includes a number of board assignments in Östergötland associations and foundations, such as chairman of Östergötland's Gender Equality Council.

Kikki Liljeblad

Municipal Councilor


"How does the municipality of Norrköping work with gender equality?"

Kikki Liljeblad is the municipal councilor for the Social Democrats in Norrköping municipality and is the 1st vice chairman of the municipal board and chairman of the education committee. Among other things, Kikki is responsible for gender equality issues and is also a member of Östergötland's Gender Equality Council.

Emil Broberg

CEMR Committee on Gender Equality


"Gender equality in the decision-making process"

Emil Broberg is Vice-Chair of the CEMR Committee for Gender Equality (Council of European Municipalities and Regions), which works to promote equality between women and men in the decision-making process. Broberg is also group leader for the left party in Region Östergötland and a member of Sweden's municipalities and Regions board.

Anne-Charlott Callerstig

Gender scientists and political scientists at the Center for Feminist Social Studies (CFS) at Örebro University.


"How equal is Sweden?"

In collaboration with the Forum for Gender Studies and Gender Equality at Linköping University, we present Anne-Charlott Callerstig who has extensive experience of both research and practical work with gender equality issues and gender mainstreaming, both in Sweden and at EU level. Anne-Charlott has participated in several EU and national research projects focusing on the implementation of gender equality in various local and national authorities.

Aksel Sundström

Lecturer at the University of Gothenburg


"Gender equality at local level? Women's representation at local level in Europe"

In collaboration with the Forum for Gender Studies and Gender Equality at Linköping University, Aksel Sundström comes and gives the participants some insight into trends over time, current situation and factors that explain the variations between different regions in Europe regarding women's political presence at local level. Aksel will reflect on the need for additional knowledge and the role of politics in creating gender equality at the local level.
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