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GEMA project presented to policy-makers in Brussels

In December 2015 GEMA project coordinators from Association of Employers of Slovenia (ZDS) visited Brussels where they held successful meetings on GEMA project with several important policy-makers. During their stay they met with MEP Romana Tomc, and visited the office of GEMA project supporter, MEP Tanja Fajon. They also held a meeting with representatives of BUSSINESSEUROPE network and with permanent representative of the University of Wolverhampton in Brussels. The purpose of meetings was the promotion of GEMA project and joint planning of further steps.

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From the latest GEMA newsletter: A minimum representation of each gender mandated by law?

A minimum representation of each gender on boards of companies has been mandated by law in a number of countries in Europe – Norway was the first in 2003, followed by Ireland, Spain, Iceland, Italy, Austria, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark and Germany this year. Even though in some countries businesses were against the introduction of such quotas, now they admit that they have brought about many benefits. 

 

 

You are warmly invited to find out more in the newsletter, available in English, Slovenian, Croatian, Bulgarian and Macedonian language.

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GEMA project on Women and social entrepreneurship conference

GEMA project was represented on the conference "Women and social entrepreneurship as a key factor in reducing the unemployment", organized by the Agency for promotion of Entrepreneurship  - Macedonia. The conference was  organized on 6th of November 2015 where GEMA was represented by country coordinator Valentina Disoska. Conclusion from the conference is that equality must be one of the most important issues during development of the economy into the developing countries.

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GEMA newsletter: discussing the barriers in SEE countries to achieving gender balance

GEMA research in companies located in South/East European (SEE) countries, specifically Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia and Slovenia disclosed that the main barriers to achieve gender balance are organisational cultures and practices, women's views of themselves, lack of importance attached to the topic, gender stereotypes, multiple roles and work-life balance and also patriarchal social norms.

 

You are warmly invited to find out more about research findings in the newsletter, available in English, Slovenian, Croatian, Bulgarian and Macedonian language.

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IncludeAll and GEMA to build good practices

GEMA project coordinators and Ms Sonja Robnik from the Slovenian Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities had a successful cooperation meeting to join the knowledge of both projects. Ministry together with Managers' Association of Slovenia and The Commission for the Prevention of Corruption have concluded the second research report in the Include.All project which will be used in GEMA project. The purpose of the research was to contribute to the understanding of the personal, social and organisational circumstances and factors that influence the promotion of men and women to the highest positions in Slovenian business. IncludeAll project`s goal is to improve representation of women at the highest positions of management and leadership in economy and business.

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GEMA and EQPOWEREC connected to boost cooperation

Two projects with similar topics GEMA and EQPOWEREC have connected to boost project content and raise awareness on women on leading positions in Slovenia.

GEMA project coordinators had a meeting with prof. dr. Aleksandra Kanjuo Mrčela, EQPOWEREC project coordinator last Friday, 9. 10. 2015. The topic was to find synergies between Progress supported project GEMA and Norwegian Financial Mechanism supported project EQPOWEREC.

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Third newsletter: presenting GEMA research findings

GEMA partner University of Wolverhampton (UK), namely Silke Machold, PhD and Wen Wang, PGD concluded a research in companies located in the South/East European (SEE) countries, specifically Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia and Slovenia. The report is underpinned by a comprehensive evidence base drawn from published data, a survey of companies in the four SEE countries, interviews with business leaders, senior political figures, academics and advocacy groups as well as series of case studies of companies that have made progress in achieving gender balance.

 

You are warmly invited to find out more about research findings in the newsletter, available in English, Slovenian, Croatian, Bulgarian and Macedonian language.

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A new EC Directive: more opportunities for women on boards

The European Commission proposed flexible rules setting a target of a 40% presence of the under-represented sex by 2020. As the report states on gender balance in decision making (Ch. 4.7) in October 2014, on average, only 20.2% of board members of the largest publicly listed companies registered in the EU were women.

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Business Confederation of Macedonia

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