Women in the European Parliament

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Women in the European Parliament

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On the occasion of the International Women’s Rights Day on 8 March, and the forthcoming European elections, Villa Finaly and The Historical Archives of the European Union of the European University Institute of Florence, organised a half-day conference on the 7th of March, focused on the theme of “Women in the European Parliament”. Personalities from the academic, political and women’s rights activists were present including FMA members Monica Baldi, Luciana Castellina,Cristiana Muscardini and MEP Laura Ferrara to review the role of women’s figures in the 40-year history of the European Parliament, from its first President Simone Veil to the 2019 European election campaign.

FMA Board member, Monica Baldi, responsible for the relations with the EUI, stated: “We have learned from the two elegant and contagiously energetic female Presidents of the European Parliament, Simone Veil and Nicole Fontaine, to work, with optimism and passion, to build a strong Europe where all the institutions can act in co-decision, taking into account the needs of all citizens.”

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March 7, 2019
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