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The Conference “Women as actors of change in the Euro-Mediterranean region” took place on 24-25 October in Rome (Italy).

This event was co-organised by the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and the Italian Parliament, and it enjoyed the political support of the government of Italy and the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations as well as the financial support of the government of Spain.

This Conference brought together representatives of international organisations, parliamentarians, civil society, journalists but also experts on these issues. They discussed not only the role of women as agents of political, economical and private changes but also the role of media as instruments for the promotion of the role of women.

This Conference count with the presence of the Mr Franco Frattini, Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mrs Maud de Boer Buquicchio, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Mr Mevlt avuşoğlu, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Mr Antonio LEONE, Vice-President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies, Mrs Mara Carfagna, Minister for Equal Opportunity, Mrs Cecilia Attard-Pirotta, Mr Luca VOLONTE, President of the EPP Group in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, the Chair of the Executive Committee of the North-South Centre and many other personalities.
Direct retransmission from the Parliamentary Assembly of Italy
Programme (en)
In french
Contacts: Emlia Soares (Emilia.soares@coe.int) and Francesca Cima (francesca.cima@camera.it)