Security
Gender x Geopolitics

Shaping Inclusive Foreign and Security Policy for Europe
Women in Security

About the Event

At the Gender x Geopolitics conference, we will bring together experts and stakeholders to discuss the gender dimension in foreign and security policy, with a focus on representation and its reflection in policies.

The goal of this conference is threefold: The first panel will explore why women are underrepresented in decision-making roles and politics and what is needed to address these deficits to create more comprehensive and sustainable policies that benefit society as a whole. In the second panel, we dive more concretely into the role of women in security and find out why more and more countries in the EU are adopting gender-just or feminist foreign policies. The conference will be completed by a closed-door working group for a more gender-just foreign and security EU policy.

Time: 13:00-18:00pm (CET)

Location: BluePoint Brussels, Bd Auguste Reyers 80, 1030 Brussels

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Programme

  • 13.00 Registration and Light Lunch
  • 13.30 Welcome
  • 13.35 Keynote
    • Anna Stürgkh (Member of District Council Wieden & Former President of JUNOS, Austria)
  • 13.50 Panel: Who Run the World? – Stepping Up Female Representation in International Politics
    • Anna Stürgkh (Member of District Council Wieden & Former President of JUNOS, Austria)
    • Joanna Burnos (Founder LEADERIS Institute)
    • Rick Zednik (Advisor & Secretary of the Women Political Leaders Board)
    • Jéromine Andolfatto (Policy and Campaigns Officer, European Women’s Lobby)
    • Moderator: Lucia Klestincova (European transformation leader, impact coach and founder of Lights on Europe)
  • 14.50 Coffee Break
  • 15.00 Keynote by Kira Rudik (Member of Ukrainian Parliament, Leader Golos Party, ALDE Party Vice President)
  • 15.15 Panel: Striving for Gender-Just Security and Foreign Policy
    • Kira Rudik (Member of Ukrainian Parliament, Leader Golos Party, ALDE Party Vice President)
    • Damjan Denkovski (Deputy Executive Director, Center for Feminist Foreign Policy)
    • Shada Islam (Founder, New Horizons Project | Editor, EUObserver Magazine)
    • Moderator Lucia Klestincova (European transformation leader, impact coach and founder of Lights on Europe)
  • 16.15 Coffee Break
  • 16.30 Working Group on an EU Gender-Just Foreign and Security Policy (upon invitation only)
    • Facilitators: Jeroen Dobber (Head of the FNF Global Security Hub) & Theresa Winter (Security and Defense Manager, Friedrich Naumann Foundation)