International Women's Day 2012 - Interparliamentary Committee Meeting

Every year the European Parliament celebrates International Women’s Day with an event that brings together European and national MPs from parliamentary committees for equal opportunities. This year the event will focus on the theme “Equal pay for work of equal value”. The President Martin Schulz will open the debate.

During the event three discussion panels are foreseen, focusing on the following topics:
– Segregation of the labour market as a factor of inequality;
– Closing the gender pay gap – Experiences and best practices from national Parliaments;
– How can the EU support Member States in tackling the gender pay gap?

European and national parliamentarians will have the opportunity to share their experiences and best practices on the effectiveness of current measures to reduce the gender pay gap and elaborate on potential further initiatives to tackle its causes.

The event is open to the public, the deadline for registrations is 6 March 2012, noon.

Draft programme: