EU Side Event: "New Skills for Green Jobs: Where Are the Women?"
Sumario: On 24 February 2011, the European Union conjunction with the Hungarian, Polish and Danish Missions to the UN will host a side event on "New Skills for Green Jobs: Where Are the Women?"
European Union Side Event
Organized by the EU Delegation in conjunction with the Hungarian, Polish and Danish Missions to the UN on the occasion of the 55th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women
Thursday, 24 February 2011
"New Skills for Green Jobs: Where Are the Women?"
1:15pm to 2:45 p.m.
United Nations NLB Conference Room A
If you don't have a UN grounds pass, please RSVP with your name and position to jelena[dot]vujic[at]eeas[dot]europa[dot]eu (email@example.com)
by 5 p.m. on 21 February.
As part of the EU's Europe 2020 Strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has emphasized that he wants to see 3 million "green jobs" by 2020. The question is: Will girls and women be qualified for these jobs?
At this side event European experts will discuss EU policies and innovative measures aimed to give girls and women the education and skills needed for entering professions in green economy.
Chair and Moderator: Daniela Bankier
, Head of Unit, Gender Equality, European Commission
Key note speech by Miklós Réthelyi
, Minister of National Resources, Hungary, on "The connections between green jobs, tourism and the opportunities of women in this field, based on the Hungarian experiences"
Elwira Gross Gołacka
, Director of Department for Analysis and Economic Forecast, Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, Poland, on "Why is gender equality a crucial factor for economic growth?"
, Deputy Head of division, Department of Gender Equality, Ministry of Climate and Energy, Denmark on "Women in green tech educations and jobs - a prerequisite in the global green competition"
Charles De Vries
, Senior Policy Advisor, Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, the Netherlands, on "Platform Beta Techniek, a project which aims to increase the number of girls attending technical studies, engineering and sciences"
- Ref: CAL11-001EN
- Fuente UE: Unión Europea
- Foro NU:
- Fecha: 16/2/2011
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