MINISTRY OF INTERIOR & ADMINISTRATIVE RECONSTRUCTION
DIRECTORATE FOR DEVELOPMENT & SUPPORT OF POLICIES ON GENDER EQUALITY
Athens, 9-3-2016 To: - European Commission, DG Justice & Consumers, D2 Gender Equality.
- General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union.
- European Institute for Gender Equality.
Cc: - Representation of the European Commission in Greece.
Following our fruitful cooperation, I would like to inform you that the General Secretariat for Gender Equality, i.e. the governmental organization in charge of equality between women and men in Greece, has already uploaded both on the Greek and the English pages of its website on the internet and the facebook the Annual Report on Equality between Women and Men in the European Union 2015 with positive reaction by citizens, both men and women. The article in Greek presents in detail all the relevant background and you will recognize the cover photo of the Report in the facebook at once. The relevant links are the following:
In addition, the E.C. Report has already been communicated by us to a number of public organizations and independent bodies in Greece. The recipients of our message have been, among others, the Hellenic Parliament, the Greek Ombudsman, the National Commission for Human Rights, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Permanent Representations of Greece to the International Organizations, the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Interior & Administrative Reconstruction, the Ministry of Education, Research & Religious Affairs, the Ministry of Labour, Social Security & Social Solidarity, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Culture & Sports, the Ministry of Justice, Transparency & Human Rights, the Ministry of Rural Development, as well as all the key social partners.
Furthermore, on my proposal, the General Secretariat for Gender Equality issued a press release in Greek yesterday on the Annual Report on Equality between Women and Men in the European Union 2015 (European Commission, Brussels, March 2016) with great success, since it gained widespread publicity among Greek mass media and social media:
Here are some 32 indicative links:
In that way, further promotion and greater visibility of the role of the European Commission on women's empowerment and equality between women and men have been achieved by our initiative among competent Greek stakeholders. After all, the Report can serve as a useful tool to design, implement and evaluate policies on gender equality.
The Greek side would be grateful to you if you informed your political and administrative leadership accordingly.
Wishing you and all the members of your team the very best,