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CONFERENCE: The European Care Strategy: Responding to challenges faced by women in times of (post-)pandemic?

30 November, 2022 | 10:00 - 11:30 UTC+1

The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) and the Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe (FAFCE) jointly organise a conference to exchange on the concrete experience of women after these times of pandemic.

The pandemic affected Europeans in all areas of their life: access to education, work, family, social life, transportation, leisure, etc. The most striking impact of successive lockdowns have been the emergence of new forms of work arrangements, often blurring the frontier between work and family space.

The European Commission published in September its European Care Strategy, as as one answer to the challenges women face in their everyday life.

Echoing to this Strategy, and in light of FAFCE recent Board Resolution on “Family unpaid care work: the heart of intergenerational solidarity”, this event aims to share the reality of women and mothers at the European level.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER (Registration are open until the 28th of November 2022)

Welcoming address
(10.00 – 10.05)
Fr. Manuel Barrios Prieto, COMECE Secretary General
Introduction to EU Social policies in times of the pandemic and beyond 
(10.05– 10.10)
Nicolas Schmit, Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights (video message)
Challenges faced by women in times of lockdowns
(10.10 – 10.25)
Dolores Sanchez, Holy See, Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development
Women poverty resulting from job insecurity and motherhood pay gap
(10.25 – 10.40)
 Dobrochna Bach-Golecka, European law Professor, University of Warsaw
Women as care and essential workers during the time of pandemic. How does the European Care Strategy support women?
(10.40 – 11.25)
European Commission representative, tbc
MEP Margarita De la Pisa (ECR, Spain)
Shannon Pfohman, Advocacy Director of Caritas Europa
Moderator: Bénédicte Colin, FAFCE Policy Manager
(11.25 – 11.30)
Nicola Speranza, FAFCE Secretary General


30 November, 2022
10:00 - 11:30 UTC+1


COMECE, Square de Meeûs 19
Brussels, 1050 Belgium
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