BLOG | Gender quotas in business: the European Union and its strategy for equality

Even in the most developed countries in the world of today, there is still inequality between men and women, especially in the top public positions. One way of tackling this problem is gender quotas, which the European Union has now taken up in a business context. You can read about the adopted directive and the EU's overall strategy to address the under-representation of women in our intern Natálie Hendlingerová's new blog.

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INVITATION | Urban Talk: Female Empowerment

We would like to invite you to a debate on "Female Empowerment" that is organized as a part of the Prague European Summit. The debate will take place on Monday, 13th of November 2023, from 16:00 in Karolinum.

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POLICY PAPER | Gendering Europe’s Security and Recovery Responses to Ukraine

The policy paper, written by Míla O’Sullivan, illustrates that to centre the gender dimension and women’s voices in all aspects of Europe’s security and recovery responses to Ukraine are areas with the most serious gendered impacts and identifies the risks of gender-oblivious responses to Ukraine’s peaceful and sustainable future as well as to its European integration.

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Discussing Ukraine in V4 mainstream media: The future vis-à-vis European integration

The project assesses the production, distribution and consumption of news on Ukraine’s future vis-a-vis European integration by the V4 mainstream media. The aim is to designate both dominant and marginalized narratives, while also analyzing their impact via focus groups. The findings will be presented to stakeholders in order to improve reporting and increase the audiences’ access to information.

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INVITATION | CYBERSEC FORUM/EXPO 2023

CYBERSEC FORUM/EXPO 2023 is a key and unique event on cyber security in Europe. Since 2015, CYBERSEC has provided a space for the exchange of views, discussions and presentations on the biggest challenges facing not only society, but also the virtual world. CYBERSEC is not only a FORUM - it is also one of the largest EXPO spaces, which provides an opportunity to develop business contacts for key entrepreneurs from Poland and around the world, as well as a chance to showcase their innovative products and their services.

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POLICY PAPER | Shifting the gender quota debate from underrepresentation of women to overrepresentation of men within diplomacy

Ivana Uličná writes about the fact that even though some progress has been made towards gender equality in diplomacy, women remain underrepresented in ambassadorial positions worldwide. Quotas have been effective in boosting nominal representation of women but critiques focused on quotas being tokenistic and harming meritocracy place a double burden on women. However, even the current system is not meritocratic, as men benefit from a historical advantage and assumed competence, while women must justify their presence, prove their worth and disprove gender stereotypes.

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INVITATION: Café Evropa online: Ukrainian women with children fleeing war - how can we help?

We invite you to a debate within the Café Evropa series, this time on the topic "Ukrainian women with children fleeing war - how can we help?". The debate will take place on 28 March at 17:30. You will be able to follow the debate online on our Facebook page.

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INVITATION: Untapped Potential of Women to Strengthen EU Foreign Policy

We would like to invite you to an event organized by the GLOBSEC think-tank, which our Research Fellow Danielle Piatkiewicz is a guest of. It will take place in English online on Monday, July 19 at 2 pm.

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Blesk: Epicentre: Zeman's outrageous insults of transgender people. And why hasn't the Czech Republic stood up for homosexuals?

The new Hungarian legislation has provoked a stormy reaction from the EU leadership. It bans education about sexual minorities in schools. However, the Czech Republic is one of the countries that has so far refused to join in the criticism of Hungary. In an interview with CNN Prima News on Sunday, President Miloš Zeman criticised women's political rights activists, the Me Too movement against sexual harassment and sexual minority events such as Prague Pride. His words that he finds transgender people "truly disgusting" have already gone around the world. Is the Czech Republic a progressive and liberal country, as Prime Minister Andrej Babiš claims? What are the implications of the condemnatory words of the head of state? These were the topics of Tuesday's Epicentre with Vladimír Bartovic, director of the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy.

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INVITATION: Café Evropa Online: Women in the 21st Century - Why do inequalities persist despite the "century of opportunities"?

We invite you to another debate within the Café Evropa format on Women in the 21st century - why do inequalities persist despite the "century of opportunities"? The debate is organized by the European Commission Representation in the Czech Republic and the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy in cooperation with Eurocentrum Prague. The media partner of the debate is Deník.cz. The debate will take place online on March 8 on our Facebook.

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