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Small in numbers, big in impact: “The underestimated role of women in the European federalist movement”

By 25/05/2021July 8th, 2021No Comments


– 27 May at 18:30 (CEST) –

The aim of this event is twofold. First, we would like to highlight the impact of visionary women in the construction of the European Union such as

Simone Veil, Ursula Hirschmann and Louise Weiss and commemorate their achievements. Secondly, we would like to underline the underrepresentation

of women in the federalist movement still today and call on our common responsibility to strengthen female ownership in the European federalist movement.

Welcoming remarks: BRANDO BENIFEI (MEP & President of the Spinelli Group)

Introductory remarks and moderation: GABY BISCHOFF (MEP & Board Member of the Spinelli Group)

Interactive exchange with panellists:

MARCELLO BELOTTI (Federalist activist and editor of federalist publications)

SILVANA BOCCANFUSO (Scholar and author of “Ursula Hirschmann. Una donna per l’Europa”)

ULRIKE GUÉROT (Professor at Danube-University Krems and founder of European Democracy Lab)

CLARA FÖLLER (President JEF Germany)

SUSANNA FLORIO (Former EESC Workers’ Group Secretariat)

Concluding Remarks: GABY BISCHOFF (MEP & Board Member of the Spinelli Group)


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The Spinelli Group