The conference will bring together government representatives from the 47 member states of the Council of Europe, representatives of gender equality bodies, media, civil society, private business, and other regional and international organisations. The conference aims to:
- Discuss the challenges posed by reconciling the media’s freedom of expression and the principle of gender equality;
- Encourage a gender sensitive approach in the media environment and industry;
- Discuss the challenges posed by new media, its impact on gender equality and how it can be used as a potential agent for positive change;
- Discuss and exchange good practices on effective strategies for combating gender stereotypes.