Programme and background documents

Programme - How Gender Equality can Contribute to Fair Jobs and Growth
Gothenburg 8th November 2017, conference room J1

9.30-10.30 Introduction

  • Video message from Stefan Löfven, Prime Minister of Sweden
  • Åsa Regnér, Minister of Gender Equality, Sweden
  • Ann-Sofie Hermansson, Mayor of Gothenburg 
  • Jevgeni Ossinovski, Minister of Health and Labour, Estonia

10.30-11.45 Session 1 - Gender equality - a key to growth

  • Åsa Löfström, Associate Professor of Economics, Umeå University, Sweden: How gender equality affects economic growth and the gender pay gap.
  • Panel: 
- Zornitsa Roussinova, Deputy Minister of Gender Equality, Bulgaria 

- Martina Vuk, State Secretary, Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, Slovenia

- Karen Ellemann, Minister for Fisheries and Equal Opportunities, Denmark

- Jeanette Grenfors, Social Affairs Board vice chair, CEEP (European Centre of Employers and Enterprises providing Public Services and Services of general interest) 

- Anna Hedh, Member of the European Parliament
  • Comments from the participants

11.45-13.15 Lunch (separately for ministers)


13.15-14.30 Session 2 - Gender equality - a key to fair jobs

  • Virginija Langbakk, Director, EIGE (European Institute for Gender Equality): Gender, skills and precarious work – economic benefits of gender equality in the EU.
  • Panel:
- Adrian Marius Rîndunică, State Secretary of Labour and Social Justice, Romania

- Lydia Mutsch, Minister of Health and Minister for Equal Opportunities, Luxembourg

- Jevgeni Ossinovski, Minister of Health and Labour, Estonia

- Irena Moozova, Director for Equality, DG JUST, European Commission

- Barbara Helfferich, Gender Advisor, ETUC (European Trade Union Confederation)

- Elvy Svennerstål, Vice-President, Europeans Women’s Lobby
  •  Comments from the participants.

14.30-14.45 Coffee break

14.45-16.00 Session 3 - Work-life balance - a key to gender equality
  • Isa Notermans, Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Spotify: Why Spotify support employees to stay home with children.
  • Panel:
- Nada Zrinušić, State Secretary, Ministry of Demography, the Family, Youth and Social Policy, Croatia

- Marlene Schiappa, State Secretary for Gender Equality, France

- Jari Partanen, State Secretary, Ministry of Transport and Communications, Finland

- Ralf Kleindiek, State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, Germany

- Luis Lineo, President, MÄN (a feminist organisation working to change destructive masculinity norms and reduce male violence)
  • Comments from the participants

16.00-16.30 Concluding remarks: Integrating gender equality in the Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth

  • Åsa Regnér, Minister of Gender Equality, Sweden

17.00 – 18.00 After Conference Mingle at The Museum of World Culture