With the world emerging from the Covid-19 pandemic, its impact on life at work and home feature high on the agenda. They will be the subject of an inter-parliamentary meeting on 3 March called An ambitious future for Europe’s women after Covid-19: mental load, gender equality in teleworking and unpaid care work after the pandemic.
The meeting is organised by Parliament’s women’s rights committee together with the Directorate for Relations with National Parliaments. The event will be opened by Parliament President Roberta Metsola; Élisabeth Moreno, Minister for Gender Equality, Diversity and Equal Opportunities in France; and Věra Jourová, vice-President of the European Commission responsible for Values and Transparency. Icelandic Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir will give the keynote speech.
The meeting, hosted by Robert Biedroń, chair of the women’s rights committee, will take place via videoconference on Thursday 3 March from 9.00 to 12.00 CET and will be live streamed.
MEPs will mark International Women’s Day during the plenary session in Strasbourg on 8 March.
A media seminar in Strasbourg on 7 March will look at the role of the European Parliament and the EU in improving gender equality. It will be streamed.