On March 2018 Ms. Claudia de Castro Caldeirinha attended a roundtable discussion on “Supporting women leaders for inclusive democracy and sustainable development: overcoming challenges and measuring progress” organized by the Office of International IDEA to the European Union with the support of the Canadian Mission to the European Union.

Ms. Claudia de Castro Caldeirinha debated on topics relating to gender equality in politics and business, women guiding policies and strategies at the EU level as well as the role and sustainable participation of women in power. In regard to the debate, Ms. de Castro Caldeirinha stated that ” action is required, as the natural flow of progress is slow compared to the constant and fast changes in the world. A change of mindset and leadership towards women empowerment is crucial, including more openness and recognition of the added value of women skills in leadership.”

Andrew Bradley, Director, and Head of the Office of International IDEA to the European Union, Marilyn Neven, Programme Manager at the Office of International IDEA to the EU, were prominent speakers at the roundtable.

To read the full report of the outcomes of the Roundtable discussion on Supporting women leaders for inclusive democracy and sustainable development, click the link below:

EUO Roundtable Gender empowerment 27 March 2018 report