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EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) Network
Training and workshops

Advancing gender equality in rural areas in the EU

Women play a crucial role for the development and economic growth of EU rural communities. Yet their key role is too often ‘invisible’, not recognised, and rural women continue to face greater difficulties, compared to men, at accessing and maintaining stable employment and taking part in decision-making processes. Traditional gender roles often amplify gender inequalities.

The EU is committed to improving the situation, notably through the EU Rural Action Plan, by supporting the uptake of female entrepreneurship, women’s participation in decision-making and the provision of adequate services in rural areas.

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will continue supporting gender equality in rural areas through the new CAP Strategic Plans (2023-2027) and particularly under Specific Objective 8, promoting employment, growth, representation in decision-making processes, participation in farming businesses, social inclusion and local development. However, the CAP cannot provide the sole support for accomplishing these aims; therefore, enhanced awareness and integration of all available and relevant EU and national funding tools and policies is needed.

In this context, the workshop Advancing gender equality in rural areas in the EU will aim to enhance the understanding of current challenges faced by women in EU rural areas, share successful experiences and practices aimed at supporting rural women from different Member States and explore possible solutions that can be promoted through the CAP Strategic Plans and other EU funding tools and policies.

The event is organised in collaboration with the French National Rural Network, the Grand Est Region, the Rural Network of Grand Est Region and ANCT – National Association for the Cohesion of Territories.

The workshop will take place 15 November 2022, with field trips on 16 November to visit relevant projects. The working language will be English.

We invite you to check this event webpage regularly for updates and to follow the EU CAP Network on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn for live updates (#ruralwomen) during the event.

General publications11 November 2022
Agenda

Background documents

  • gender equality | rural region
  • -
  • Andolsheim, France
Focus
CAP Implementation

Files

Presentations

17 NOVEMBER 2022
European CAP Network, Anna Nowak-Wood, European Commission - DG AGRI
English
(994.48 KB - PDF)
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17 NOVEMBER 2022
Overview of key challenges faced by rural women across the EU, Margaret Bateson-Missen, European Commission - DG AGRI
English
(1.13 MB - PDF)
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17 NOVEMBER 2022
Rural gender equality: key challenges facing rural women, Maura Farrell, University of Galway ​
English
(922.35 KB - PDF)
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17 NOVEMBER 2022
Call for expressions of interest for gender equality in rural areas, David Armellini, ANCT
English
(521.62 KB - PDF)
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17 NOVEMBER 2022
Promoting gender equality in rural areas and in the agriculture sector: Spanish approach​, Tania Lucia Benito​, Ministry of Agriculture (ES)
English
(1.38 MB - PDF)
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17 NOVEMBER 2022
Gender aspects in Greek RDP 2014-2020 and Greek rural policies, Eleftheria Bakali, Ministry of Rural Development and Food (GR)
English
(827.24 KB - PDF)
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17 NOVEMBER 2022
A financial mechanism for Estonian rural women designed by ETNA, Sirje Vällmann, ETNA (EE)
English
(526.95 KB - PDF)
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17 NOVEMBER 2022
PANDIVERE ​Micro Credit Group​, Reena Curphey, ETNA (EE)
English
(372.82 KB - PDF)
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17 NOVEMBER 2022
Representation and participation in decision-making processes, Tara Farrell, Longford Women's Link (IE)
English
(911.03 KB - PDF)
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17 NOVEMBER 2022
Services and infrastructure, Valérie Bernardoni, Rural Family Association; Simon Autin, Rural Households Association (FR)
English
(505.88 KB - PDF)
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17 NOVEMBER 2022
Services and infrastructure, Eric Krezel, National Association of Rural Mayors (FR)
English
(319.37 KB - PDF)
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Group discussions

18 NOVEMBER 2022
Group 1 – Rural Services and Infrastructure, Popi Sourmaidou, Peri-ergon (GR)
English
(1.64 MB - PDF)
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18 NOVEMBER 2022
Group 1- Rural Services and Infrastructure, Anabel Calderín Castro, OCIRIF project (ES)
English
(2.62 MB - PDF)
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18 NOVEMBER 2022
Group 2 – Support for entrepreneurship, Silke Mock, Bauerinnen (IT)
English
(251.14 KB - PDF)
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18 NOVEMBER 2022
Group 2 – Support for entrepreneurship, Lina Noreikaitė, Pociūnėlių Istorijos (LT)
English
(2.1 MB - PDF)
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18 NOVEMBER 2022
Group 3 – Decision-making processes, Laura Albu, CMSC (RO)
English
(2.54 MB - PDF)
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18 NOVEMBER 2022
Group 3 – Decision-making processes, Valentina Tomezzoli, Azienda Agricola Tomezzoli (IT)
English
(430.91 KB - PDF)
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Practical information

When
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Where
Andolsheim
Andolsheim, France
Languages
English
Organisers
CAP Implementation Contact Point