The international conference “Gender, Science and Democracy”, an event organized by the Nordic Council of Ministers’ office in Lithuania and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, will be held in Vilnius, at the Presidential Palace, on June 21-22, 2012.
The conference will discuss the issue of gender equality education from the state level perspective, the role of science with a special focus on the best examples and experiences.
The Conference is a 2-day event, consisting of 3 plenary sessions. The first plenary session of the conference “Why Gender equality matters?” will be dedicated to present and discuss the issue of gender equality education with a special focus on the best examples from the Nordic countries.
Nordic experience in policy making on gender equality will be presented by Kristín Ástgeirsdóttir (Icelandic Centre for Gender Equality), Magnus Jacobson (Association of Local Authorities and Regions, Sweden) and Solveig Bergman (Committee for Gender Balance in Research/Centre for Gender Research, University of Oslo, Norway).
The second session “Higher education as Precondition to Gender Equality” will focus on the role of higher education when dealing with gender equality issues. The third session “Innovative Methods and Good Practices” will concentrate on media for gender equality education.
“By sharing the knowledge of experts in this field from the Nordic and Baltic States, EU Eastern Partnership countries, Mediterranean region, Africa and Middle East, we aim to present unique practices and discuss the best problem solving examples as well as outline guidelines for further initiatives“, said conference organizers.
The Conference “Gender, Science and Democracy” is organized within the Programme of Lithuanian coordination of Nordic Baltic Eight (NB8) cooperation in 2012.
Nordic Council of Ministers' Office in Lithuania
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