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International conference in Kracow: How to effectively promote women’s participation in politics, business and culture?

Here you find a short report about the conference (in german) written by Lia Lang, Katrin Unger and Claudia Neusüß.
Ahead of International Women’s Day, the conference would aim at identifying ways to enhance women’s role and participation in political, economic and cultural life, both in Europe and beyond. One day. Three languages (Polish-English-French). Organizers
Institut Français, Goethe-Institut, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, British Council
(“EUNIC” Cluster Cracow)
Instytut Studiów Strategicznych (Kraków) / Institute for Strategic Studies (Kracow)

International Cultural Center, Rynek Glowny
Side-events :
Dancing performance sponsored by Italian Cultural Institute (at ICC, 16 :30)
Photo-exhibition on Afghanistan (“Simplement femmes”) at Institut français (17:30)

10:00 Arrival and registration of participants
10:30 Welcoming address by Mrs Anna Szymańska-Klich, President of the board (ISS), followed by Mr Alexis Chahtahtinsky, Consul General of France and Director of Institut Français in Cracow
10:45 – 12:15 First panel : “How to promote women’s participation in politics ?”
– moderator : Mrs Marta Szostkiewicz (confirmed), Radio Kraków
– participants :
Mrs Jolanta Kwasniewska (confirmed) : “Women and politics : my own experience”
Mrs Janina Paradowska (confirmed), “Polish women in politics and journalism”
Mrs Roza Thun (confirmed) “Polish women in European politics”
Mrs Claudia Fornari (confirmed) “Women and politics in contemporary Italy”
Mrs Brigitte Grésy (confirmed), “The French experience in legislation and good practices”
12:30 – 14:00 Second panel : “How to promote women’s participation in economic and professional life ?”
– moderator : Mrs Renata Kim (confirmed), Wprost
– participants :
Mrs Hanna Gronkiewicz-Walz (tbc) “My experience in business and politics”
Mrs Urszula Gacek (confirmed), “Women and diplomacy”
Mrs Muriel de Saint Sauveur (confirmed), “Would a female world be better for business ?”
Mrs Claudia Neusüss (confirmed), “Gender in economy”
Mrs Sonia Draga (tbc) “Polish women : a driving force for the economy”
or Bosch or Likus representative (tbc) / or British Council representative (tbc)
14:00 – 15 :00 Lunch-break with on-site buffet-lunch for all registered participants
15:00 – 16:30 Third panel : “How to promote women’s role in culture, education and society ?”
– moderator : Mr Grzegorz Jankowicz (confirmed), Tygodnik Powszechny
– participants :
Mrs Magda Sroda (tbc) “The situation of women in Polish society yesterday, today and tomorrow”
Mrs Jolanta Kurska (confirmed) “The Bronislaw Geremek Foundation and gender equality in Poland”
Mrs Beata Stasinska (confirmed) “The economics of culture & gender”
Mrs Ewa Bielecka (confirmed), “How women can make a difference for children and society”
HE Mrs Monika Kapil Mohta (confirmed), “Women’s responsibility in educating children with a gender balanced view of society”
Mrs Danuta Glondys (confirmed) “How to empower Polish women today”