AS/Ega (2010) 26 rev
3 September 2010
Committee on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men
Hearing on “More women in economic and social decision-making bodies”
Rapporteur: Ms Gisèle Gautier, France, EPP/CD
Paris, Friday 10 September 2010, from 2 pm until 4.30 pm
(Bureau du Conseil de l'Europe, 55 avenue Kléber, Paris 16ème
tél : +33 (0)1 44 05 33 60, fax : +33 (0)1 47 27 36 47 (Métro Boissière))
2 pm Opening by Mr Mendes Bota (Portugal, EPP/CD), Chairperson of the Committee on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men
2.05 pm Introduction by the rapporteur, Ms Gisèle Gautier (France, EPP/CD)
2.15 pm What strategies to promote women’s access to decision-making?
Testimony by Ms Béatrice Castellane, Lawyer, Paris Bar Association, France.
2.30 pm Discussion
2.50 pm Women in economic and social decision-making bodies: overview of the situation in Europe
Ms Veronica Nilsson, administrator in charge of the file « Equality for Women and Men », European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), Brussels, Belgium.
3.05 pm “Female leadership and firm profitability”: evaluation of the experience in Finland
Ms Leena Linnainmaa, Director of the Central Chamber of Commerce of Finland, Helsinki, Finland.
3.20 pm Discussion, with the participation of:
Mr Håkon Haugli (Norway, SOC), member of the national delegation of Norway to the PACE, on the situation in his country;
Ms Nursuna Memecan (Turkey, ALDE), member of the national delegation Turkey to the PACE, on the situation in her country.
3.45 pm Challenges and oppositions to promote women in economic and social decision-making bodies: the French example
Ms Chantal Brunnel, Parliamentarian, Special Rapporteur of the French Observatory for Equal Opportunities between Women and Men, Paris, France (tbc).
4 pm Discussion, with the participation of:
Ms Marlene Rupprecht (Germany, SOC), member of the national delegation of Germany to the PACE, on the situation in her country (tbc);
Ms Mailis Reps (Estonia, ALDE), member of the national delegation of Serbia to the PACE, on the situation in her country (tbc).
4.25 pm Conclusions of the rapporteur
4.30 pm End of the proceedings