WEP's Advocacy Agenda for 2018
(Brussels, 13 June 2018) You can now find our advocacy agenda for Q3 and Q4 of 2018. We will be focusing our efforts on 5 different policy areas:
- An EU strategy for Women Entrepreneurs
- Closing the digital gap - more women entrepreneurs in the tech sector
- Entrepreneurship education
- Work-life Balance
- Breaching the glass-ceiling
European Commission Public Consultation on the SME Definition
(Brussels, 4 May 2018) We have published our contribution to the European Commission's public consultation on a possible review of the SME definition. You can find it here.
Amendments to the FEMM Draft Opinion on Reconciliation of Work and Family Life Directive
(Brussels, 10 April 2018) Ahead of the deadline for the submission of amendments in the FEMM Committee, we have sent our suggested amendments to the draft Opinion, to MEPs from the FEMM Committee we had previously met. You can find them here.
Reconciliation of Work and Family Life Directive
(Brussels, 23 March 2018) Yesterday we met with several MEPs in the European Parliament to discuss the European Commission's proposal and the European Parliament's Report on the Reconciliation of Work and Family Life Directive. We welcome the Commission's proposal which introduces a paternity leave, non-transferable parental leave, flexible working arrangements and carers' leave. You can find our position paper here.
International Women's Day 2018 Press Release
On 8 March 2018, FEMM, in collaboration with the Directorate for Relations with National Parliaments, organized an Inter-parliamentary Committee Meeting on "Empowering women and girls in media and ICTs: key for the future". Find out more On 7 March, WEP Board Member Chery Miller participated the seminar as moderator, organised by Parliament for journalists on International Women’s Day 2018: women in media and ICT. Read our press release here.
WEP's Position Paper on the EU Budget
WEP has published a position paper on the EU Budget proposal for the post-2020 multi annual Financial Framework. Read more...
Open letter to Commissioner Věra Jourová: WEP calls for a real EU Strategy for Women Entrepreneurs
During a successful workshop in the European Parliament organised with Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP on the 22nd November, a number of issues faced by women entrepreneurs were highlighted by the panel of high-level speakers. The discussion identified two principal obstacles for women entrepreneurs: gendered education and the difficulty to access financing. Therefore, WEP calls on Commissioner Věra Jourová and the European Commission to draw a real EU Strategy for Women Entrepreneurs.
Read our letter here.
Read our letter here.