past events

March 06 2021

Young Liberal Women Summit 2021

March 06, 2021 at 10:00am - 1pm

Young Liberal Women Summit 2021

Young Liberal Women Summit 


First Edition - ONLINE - Saturday, 6 March 2021 - Between 10 h and 13 h CET (Brussels time)

The EU has made it a priority to involve more women in its top leadership roles and as policy-makers, as we see currently under the Von der Leyen Commission, but women, and especially young women, still face significant barriers, both at a national and at a European level, when trying to get involved and, later, pursuing a successful career as politicians. In this event, we want to acknowledge that fact, establish a network of young Liberal women, uncover the main barriers that we face, may they be common or nation-specific, and discuss a way forward. It aims to be highly dynamic and participatory, with the assistance of high-profile role models that will help us with their experience, guidance and inspiration.   Final programme of the session: 1) Introduction, welcome and presentations - 15 minutes *Antoaneta Asenova, LYMEC President 2) First debate: “Taking the step forward: barriers and stereotypes”. - 1 hour *Karen Melchior, MEP, Renew Europe Group *Svenja Hahn, MEP, Renew Europe Group 3) Second debate: “Building a support network: let’s speak up!” - 1 hour *Samira Rafaela, MEP, Renew Europe Group *Emma Wiesner, MEP, Renew Europe Group  4) Networking – 30 minutes *Laia Comerma, LYMEC Bureau 5) Concluding remarks – 5 minutes   Main outcomes and results: info-graphic for social media on the main outcomes of the session.   #lymecwomen   This first edition of the event will take place online on Saturday, 6 March 2021 - Between 10 h and 13 h CET (Brussels time).    Target audience: Young women (between 18 and 35) in Europe that identify themselves as Liberal and are in politics or want to get involved. Registrations for this event are now closed!    Any questions? Please reach out to us at [email protected] and [email protected].   Events organised by European Liberal Youth (LYMEC) may be audio- and video-recorded as well as web-streamed. A photographer and/or a cameraman, contracted by LYMEC, may have access to the meeting room in order to take pictures and videos for communication and publication purposes. Videos and pictures taken by the photographer and/or cameraman, contracted by LYMEC, may also be published on the LYMEC website and on related social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, etc.). They may also be used in other media and means of communication in order to pass on information about the event and activities of LYMEC. ***Disclaimer: By registering for this event you give your permission for LYMEC to use your picture in their promotional campaigns and materials and communication about the event. Please make clear in advance if you do not wish your picture to be used by LYMEC***