The 1st International Women’s Legacy Forum, held in January 2021, has been selected as a good practice by the OMC (Open Method Coordination) expert working group of the Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture of the European Commission.
It is the first of the 150 good practices included in the report entitled «Towards gender equality in the cultural and creative sectors», which has just been published on the website of the Publications Office of the European Union. It appears alongside other initiatives from countries such as France, Latvia, Slovakia, Cyprus, Lithuania, Portugal, Estonia, and Germany, illustrating the need to know and recognise women’s contributions to the common European culture.
The report focuses on the role of culture in promoting gender equality and, more importantly, on how to achieve #genderequality within the cultural and creative sectors. EU Member States identified gender equality as a priority for action for the first time in the Roadmap for #Culture 2019-2022. Indeed, there are many reasons for this topic to receive the attention it deserves and we are more than happy to contribute to this with the Women’s Legacy project.
In addition, another milestone of our project is mentioned: the drafting of the White Paper on Cultural Heritage and the Gender Perspective, which will be presented on 28 June and about which we will soon send you more information. Because at #WomensLegacy we do not rest; we continue to work to achieve equality and we are convinced that #culturalheritage is an unbeatable instrument to reach this goal. #EmakumeenEmaria