Women in European politics seminar in Cavan this week

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The European Parliament is hosting a conference on Thursday and Friday, July 16 & 17 in the Cavan Crystal Hotel, Cavan focusing on Women in Politics.

The European Parliament is hosting a conference on Thursday and Friday, July 16 & 17 in the Cavan Crystal Hotel, Cavan focusing on Women in Politics.

The conference will concentrate on politics at the European level and will feature presentations by European Parliament Vice President Mairead McGuinness and MEP Marian Harkin both representing the Midlands and North West on Friday morning, 17 July.

To register for this free event Tel. (01) 6057900 or email: events-epdublin@ep.europa.eu.

Among the topics to be covered will be the development of women’s representation in the European Parliament since the direct elections in 1979, the input of women to various committees in Parliament and the role of Parliament’s Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality.

Both Marian and Mairead are ideally placed to highlight the role that women can play at European level, both being members of the European Parliament since 2004.