I am afraid it is too late to contribute on Gender Equality in decision making and politics. I just wanted to let you know that I am strongly convinced that data are of great relevance in promoting gender equality in decision making. I am a journalist and I work at Formez PA http://www.formez.it the in-house agency of the Department for Public Administration at the Italian Prime Minister's Office, for
know-how sharing and exchange of Italian experiences in the Public Administration key activities. I am especially involded in capacity building and training activities for public administrations.
I am also a member of CORECOM (Regional Communications Committee) - SARDEGNA a regional body of the Italian Communications Regulatory Authority (Agcom), an independent authority whose activity covers traditional and innovative media markets. In particular, CORECOMS monitor local broadcasting programmes and content, as well as commercials and political messages during electoral campaigns.
In this capacity I am responsible for the 2018-2019 Program on media pluralism and equal representation of women in the media. The 2018-2019 Program includes the organisation - in collaboration with the Italian association of Giornaliste Unite Libere Autonome (GiULiA) - of a theatre show
based on The “Manifesto of Venice”, a manifesto for gender equality and correct information, launched on the World Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls, on 25 November. The 2018-2019 Program also includes a Journalism Prize on gender discrimination and appropriate media languages that was awarded the 8th of March 2019.
Last but not least I am also a member of Coordinamento3 and association of women in politics from the main political parties in Sardegna. The association was the one that asked and obtained the use of quotas in regional elections and proposed a Manifesto that was signed by all political partiesa before the last regional elections.
Yesterday I was one of the speakersat a conference organised by the local University on the current situation of women in regional decision making and politics. I have made great use of EIGE DATA on decision making and I have also proposed the use of an integrated approach to enhance women's representation in politics (Just the one suggested by EIGE in its best practices on women and political decision making)
I am currently struggling to demonstrate that we can use ESF funds to finance such a programme by programming a part of the thematic objective 11 (CAPACITY BUILDING FOR PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION).
PLEASE can someone help me in demonstrating that this is possible?
I can share my presentation on the subject, but rigt now it is available in Italian only. I can translate it into English if someone is interested in receiving it.
The presentation use a lot of EIGE Data and refers to the EWL Women for Europe - Europe for Women campaign and to the recent Study of the EU Parliament on "Women in political decision-making in view of the next European elections".
Thanks for this opportunity to share our experiences and poit of view