The MedThink 5 + 5 network is organising an online conference on 7 May 2021 devoted to the issue of fostering women’s economic participation in the Western Mediterranean. Entitled “Fostering Women’s Economic Participation in the Western Mediterranean: Successful Policies for in-depth Transformations“, the event takes place in the context of the Spanish co-presidency of the 5+5 Dialogue in 2021.
This conference will map the gender economic disparities within Western Mediterranean societies, mainly in the Maghreb, before highlighting national initiatives that have already had an impact on the economy and public policies. The dialogue ensuing from the discussion and the exchange of good practices will lead to the creation of public policy recommendations that aim at paving the way for in-depth economic and social transformations.
There will be a round table with representatives of civil society from different Maghreb countries involved in promoting women’s economic participation, and finally a discussion with the public.
Follow the conference live with simultaneous translation (French/English) on the IEMed Youtube channel.
The 5+5 Dialogue serves as a sub-regional forum for the ten Western Mediterranean countries that take part since its creation, five from the north of the Mediterranean (Spain, France, Italy, Malta and Portugal) and five from the southern shore (Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania and Tunisia). It constituted one of the first prolific initiatives between Mediterranean countries and a prelude of the structures that were built with the Barcelona Process from 1995 onwards.