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Public hearing: Women entrepreneurship in times of crisis

Woensdag 5 maart 2014 10:30-14:00 | European Parliament - Room A5E1 - Brussels

Women entrepreneurship in times of crisis

In the context of a big economic crisis unemployment for women is higher and increases faster than men. Self-employment can help women to change this tendency and guarantee income.

The conference has three main goals:

- to promote entrepreneurship for women through success stories and shared experiences

- to encourage women to to start their own business or to develop their existing business

- to promote sharing and networking among the speakers and the attendees

Proposed by:
Inaki Irazabalbeitia, MEP
Marije Cornelissen, MEP
Gemma Zelaia, Bizzia

Interpretation: es/en/eu (passive)

Draft Agenda
•10.30 h Opening
Marije Cornelissen and Inaki Irazabalbeitia

•10.45 h Panel ´Women entrepreneurship throughout Europe’
Gemma Zelaia, Bizzia (The Basque Country)
Danae Bezantakou , Iforu (Greece)
Louise Hilditch, Full Circle Club (Belgium)
Caroline Phillips, Conseil de Developpement du Pays Basque (The Basque Country)

•12.15 h Panel ‘Women entrepreneurship from different perspectives’
Luisa Villegas ´The role of women in rural development´
María Gómez del Pozuelo , ‘Company creation and internationalisation’
Marijose Martinez and Mariela Gómez Ponce,‘R+D based opportunities’
Pilar Kaltzada, journalist and communication adviser

•13.30h 3 Case-studies of success in women entrepreneurship

•13.55 h Conclusion

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