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Women of Europe Awards 2016, Brussels 1 December


30 Nov 2016


Social Europe & Jobs

On Thursday 1 December, the European Movement International and the European Women's Lobby will host the Women of Europe Awards 2016.

The awards will be handed out to honour women striving to advance the European project in their professional or private capacity. The role of women in the European project remains largely unrecognised, and the awards will highlight the contribution of women in promoting and advancing European issues, and to increase the presence and involvement of women in debates about Europe and its future.

WHAT: Women of Europe Awards 2016
WHERE: Amazone; 10 rue du Méridien; 1210 Bruxelles (map)
WHEN: Thursday 1 December; 19h00 - 21h30

For the first edition of the Awards there are two prize categories: Woman in Power and Woman in Action. The shortlisted candidates are:

Woman in Power - For women showing extraordinary leadership on a European level
Catherine Day
Anne Hidalgo
Federica Mogherini
Marianne Thyssen
Margrethe Vestager

Woman in Action - For women undertaking extraordinary actions at grass-root level in Europe
Adela Ionela Dinu
Annemarie Jorritsma-Lebbink
Esmeralda Romanez
Nadiya Savchenko
Dr. Edit Schlaffer

You can read more about our shortlisted candidates here.
You can follow along on Twitter via #womenofeurope

The European Movement International is one of the largest pan and pro-European civil society organisations with currently more than 70 Member Organisations, bringing together representatives from European associations, political parties, enterprises and trade unions.

The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) is the largest umbrella organisation of women's associations in the European Union (EU), working to promote women's rights and equality between women and men. EWL membership extends to organisations in all 28 EU Member States and three of the candidate countries, as well as to 20 European-wide organisations, representing a total of more than 2000 associations.

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