Commissioner Vassiliou to address world conference on women and sport
On 12-13 June Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou will take part in the World Conference on Women and Sport in Helsinki, organised by the International Working Group on Women and Sport with the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee.
Although more girls and women are participating in sport, much still needs to be done to create a level playing field when it comes to gender equality. Women are under-represented in coaching and in leadership positions in sport governing bodies, while some face sexual harassment or violence in sport environments.
Commissioner Vassiliou will underline the Commission's commitment to promoting gender equality in sport. She will also propose stronger cooperation between the Olympic bodies and the EU, including possible joint actions.
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