Brainstorming Session: 4-5 September 2019 – Prague/Czech Republic
Dialogue Meeting: 6th November 2019 – Brussels/Belgium
The Brainstorming Session on GENDER EQUALITY: Gender Balance in Cultural and Creative Sectors represents the opportunity for a group of around 35 European civil society stakeholders in the cultural sector to exchange ideas on this topic and to present these to the European Commission.
The group will brainstorm on 4-5 September 2019 in Prague, and then discuss the main ideas (to be summarised in a Brainstorming Report) with representatives of the European Commission at a Dialogue Meeting in Brussels on the 6th of November 2019.
gaps exist in nearly all cultural fields in the world and across the EU. Women
are not only underrepresented in the workforce, mainly in creative jobs and in
leadership and decision-making positions, but also paid less than their male
Moreover, gender stereotypes and sexual harassment are still widely taking place, while access of female artists to resources and to the art market is often limited. The conditions on the labour market make women artists particularly vulnerable, in particular as far as labour segregation, social rights related to pregnancy, maternity and pensions are concerned.
Questions covered during the discussions will include:
The discussion is of course not limited to these questions. Participants are encouraged to share their opinion on what other aspects they deem important.
The call is open to representatives of the cultural and creative sectors (professional organisations, cultural institutions, non-governmental organisations, European networks, foundations, private organisations, etc.) with relevant expertise on the topic “Gender Equality: Gender Balance in Cultural and Creative Sectors”, who would like to contribute to discussions with the European Commission. Organisations applying must be from one of the 28 EU Member States.
The Brainstorming Meeting for the first topic will place on the 4th and 5th of September 2019 at the Goethe-Institut Prague. Travel, accommodation and catering for the participants will be provided by Voices of Culture.
The Dialogue meeting for this topic will take on the 6th of November 2019 in Brussels, Belgium. Travel, accommodation and catering for the participants will be provided by Voices of Culture.
The deadline for applications is closed. The list of participants will be published shortly.