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The ENRD Contact Point, in collaboration with the French National Rural Network, is organising a workshop on
Advancing gender equality in rural Europe through the CAP Strategic Plans.
Women play a crucial role for the development and economic growth of EU rural communities. Yet their key role is too often ‘invisible’, not recognised, and rural women continue to face greater difficulties, compared to men, at accessing and maintaining stable employment and taking part in decision-making processes. Traditional gender roles often amplify gender inequalities.
The EU is committed to improving the situation, notably through the EU Rural Action Plan, by supporting the uptake of female entrepreneurship, women’s participation in decision-making and the provision of adequate services in rural areas.
The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will continue supporting gender equality in rural areas through the new CAP Strategic Plans (2023-2027) and particularly under Specific Objective 8, promoting employment, growth, representation in decision-making processes, participation in farming businesses, social inclusion and local development. However, the CAP cannot provide the sole support for accomplishing these aims; therefore, enhanced awareness and integration of all available and relevant EU and national funding tools and policies is needed.
In this context, the ENRD workshop Advancing gender equality in rural Europe through the CAP Strategic Plans will aim to enhance the understanding of current challenges faced by women in EU rural areas, share successful experiences and practices aimed at supporting rural women from different Member States and explore possible solutions that can be promoted through the CAP Strategic Plans and other EU funding tools and policies.
The workshop is expected to take place in France on 28 June 2022, with a provisional field trip on 29 June to visit relevant projects. Please book the day in your agenda!
The exact location and the draft programme will be confirmed soon.
We invite you to check the event webpage regularly for updates.