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Women Leading the Green Future: PRIMA’s Empowerment and Gender Perspectives at EU Green Week 2023

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Promoting Gender Equality and Women’s Leadership for a Sustainable Future

PRIMA is gearing up for an eventful EU Green Week that will shine a spotlight on the integration of gender perspectives in research and innovation.

Scheduled for June 5th and 6th, the 2-days event will provide a platform to celebrate and inspire the remarkable Mediterranean women who are leading the change in driving the green transition across the region.

It will also showcase key initiatives and international organizations that are actively working towards gender equality, urging for greater support and action.

The primary objective of this event is to showcase the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women and girls while raising awareness about their pivotal role in propelling the green transition. It serves as a stark reminder that a persistent gender gap persists when it comes to accessing research, innovation, and business opportunities. The event places a strong emphasis on the urgent need for implementing solutions and taking concrete actions to build a more sustainable and inclusive future by addressing gender equality in the realm of research and innovation.

The two-day program led by PRIMA features two interconnected activities, including a webinar organized by the SFS-MED Platform, an influential multistakeholder Mediterranean initiative co-led by FAO, UfM, PRIMA and CIHEAM (see in details the program of the two-days event at the end of the article). 

1. Starting on June 5th, the event will kick off with a session led by PRIMA, featuring presentations from key EU, Mediterranean, and international organizations, who will share their best practices and strategies for empowering women, driving the region’s transition towards a more sustainable and green future.

2. In the afternoon of June 5th the event will feature a webinar organized by the SFS-MED Platform, which will delve into the pivotal role of women in driving the green transition of food systems. Stakeholders will discuss on what needs to change to address the persisting gender gaps undermining women’s potential and equal participation of women to greener, more sustainable and more resilient food systems in the Mediterranean. 3. Additionally, the event will host a capacity-building workshop on Day 2, specifically designed for project coordinators, deputies, and managers. This workshop aims to equip them with the necessary tools and knowledge to advance gender equality and foster greater women’s engagement in research and innovation projects across different levels.

By joining forces and working collaboratively, we have the power to shape a sustainable future that not only empowers women but also promotes gender equality, fostering meaningful and impactful change within the Mediterranean region and beyond.

For detailed information on the agenda and to register for each session, please follow the links below:

  • Day 1, session 1: 11h00-12h00: “Empowering Women as Champions of the Green Transition in the Mediterranean: Policies and Opportunities” organized by PRIMA.

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  • Day 1, session 2: 14.00 – 16.00: “Women as Key Players in Greening Mediterranean Food Systems” organized by the SFS-MED platform.

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Download the agenda of the session here

  • On Day 2, from 9:30 to 13:00: “Promoting Gender Equality in R&I Projects to Drive the Mediterranean’s Green Transition”, organized by PRIMA. This workshop will provide participants with valuable insights, strategies, and best practices for enhancing gender dimension in R&I projects contributing to the green transition.

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We invite you to be part of this transformative event, driving positive change and paving the way for a more inclusive and sustainable future. Together, let us embrace gender equality in research and innovation and make a lasting impact on the Mediterranean region.

Our event, set to take place during EU Green Week 2023, aligns perfectly with this year’s theme of the European Year of Skills. With a specific focus on “green” skills, the event aims to highlight the significance of empowering women to actively participate in and contribute to the green transition.