The Union for the Mediterranean Secretariat (UfMS) organises a High-level Conference on Fostering Women’s Participation in Economic Life on 19 to 21 May 2015 in Barcelona.

Building on the outcomes of the first Conference on women empowerment held last 26-27 March 2014 and as renewed follow-up to the Third UfM Ministerial Conference on Strengthening the Role of Women in Society (Paris, 11 September 2013), the Conference will bring together regional key actors to identify the opportunities and challenges ahead and formulate strategic recommendations to promote inclusive growth and gender equality as a crucial factor for political, social and economic development.

Discussions will focus on the sectors and niches that today present more opportunities and potential in terms of job creation and entrepreneurial openings for women, including:

  • Social and solidarity economy (SSE),
  • Green economy,
  • ICTs opportunities
  • Role of media.

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