Women in Transport - EU Platform for Change

On 27 November 2017, EESC President Georges Dassis and Commissioner Violeta Bulc will officially launch the EU Platform for Change aimed at increasing female employment and equal opportunities in the transport sector. The Platform, as developed by the European Economic and Social Committee in cooperation with the European Commission, will enable stakeholders from all transport sectors to highlight their specific initiatives in favour of gender equality and to exchange good practices.

The launch conference will comprise a session where participants will be able to have a better understanding of the functioning of the Platform, while reflecting on key topics such as the setting-up of targets for female employment, the opportunities brought about by innovation, effective initiatives to fight gender-based violence in the workplace and the feasibility of more flexible shifts to increase work-life balance.

At this event, interested parties will also be invited to sign a Declaration to make their endeavours in favour of gender equality more widely known.

This high-level conference will be held in Brussels, at the premises of the European Economic and Social Committee (room VMA 3 – rue Van Maerlant 2, 1040 Brussels) between 2.30 and 5.30 p.m., .

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Outline of the Platform
Map to the venue of the conference