International conference "Gender mainstreaming in municipalities: sharing of the Nordic experience"

Created: 2018.10.29 / Updated: 2018.11.07 09:12

October 4th - 5th, 2018

Conference objectives, key topics, organizers and partners

Conference objectives: The task of ensuring gender equality in the country’s regions and municipalities is highly relevant in Lithuania. These efforts require considerable work and exchange of good practice. Present cooperation with the Nordic countries is rather intensive, however, there is a need for more inclusive cooperation between municipalities of Lithuania and the Nordic countries. The main goal of the conference is to invite the Nordics to share their experience and good practice on the issues of gender equality implementation in municipalities, in the areas which currently are the most relevant and urgent for the Lithuanian local authorities

Key topics: Ensuring gender equality in the field of local government, municipality as an employer – capacity assessment, more active participation of women in decision-making, women empowerment in economic activity, targeted tools - planning and assessment, gender-responsive budgeting, monitoring, combat against domestic violence, cooperation with NGOs, public education programs, capacity building in the municipalities, etc.

The aim was to create more practical and useful meeting for the representatives of the municipalities, and to this end the main Conference topics were discussed during Practical Workshops as well.

Participation included officials of Lithuanian municipalities’ administrations and institutions, as well as representatives of relevant state institutions and non-governmental organizations working in this area.

Organisers: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania and the Association of Local Authorities of Lithuania (ALAL).

Partners: Ministry of Social Security and Labour of the Republic of Lithuania, Kaunas City Municipality, Vytautas Magnus University, European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), Nordic Council of Ministers Office in Lithuania, the Office of the Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson in Lithuania, Kaunas University of Technology, Norwegian Embassy, Embassy of Sweden

Conference programme (short)

Conference programme

Speakers‘ dossier

Speakers‘ list and their presentations

Workshop presentations:

Photo gallery

Lietuviška versija

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