The project aims to strengthen the capacities of 66 high-potential young women aged between 25 and 35 years old and from the Southern Mediterranean countries, by enhancing their professional and personal skills. It also seeks to develop a Euro-Mediterranean network for the promotion of gender equality. The first tranche – comprising 22 young women leaders from civil society, politics, business, culture and the media, and selected from 800 applications – will participate in a series of workshops and meetings with high-level experts, researchers and leading figures, who will share their experiences. The training programme adopts a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach – including economics, law, philosophy, political science, sociology, history, psychology etc. – to gender issues.
The first edition of the three-year-long project took place in Paris and Brussels from 1–12 June 2015.
The WoMED project was labelled by the 43 member countries of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) on 24 May 2015 in Amman, and it contributes to the implementation of the UfM’s Ministerial Conference on Strengthening the Role of Women in Society (Paris – September 2013) and is part of the UfM Secretariat’s global strategy to promote concrete projects for women empowerment and gender equality in the Euro-Mediterranean region.
About the promoter
The project is promoted by Sciences Po Paris, an international research university located in Paris (France), in close collaboration with the UfM Secretariat and supported by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development and Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Women’s Rights.
Find more information about the project here: http://blogs.sciences-po.fr/womed/