Informal Meeting of Equality Ministers: arrivals, round table, group photo, press conference
End production: 26/03/2010 First transmission: 26/03/2010
On 26 March 2010, an Informal Meeting of EU Ministers for Equality took place in Valencia, in Spain. The main topic of the meeting was the equality between men and women as a basis for growth and employment. The twenty-seven Member States focused their discussions on the measures which should be adopted to enable men and women to find a balance between their personal, family and working lives. They also examined the strategies which the UE must promote to achieve a new social and political pact which revaluates the contribution that women make to sustainable economic growth and encourages their participation in the economic decision-making arena.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Arrival of Bibiana Aído Almagro, Spanish Minister for Equality
||Arrivals of the EU Ministers for Gender Equality, and greeting by Bibiana Aído Almagro (2 shots)
||Bibiana Aído Almagro, at the meeting
||General views of the meeting (2 shots)
||Family photo (6 shots)
||The EU Ministers for Gender Equaltiy, entering the press confrence room (3 shots)
||Soundbite by Bibiana Aído Almagro (in SPANISH) saying that they have proposed to the Member States to reach 75% rate of total employment; this is necessary to increase the female rate of employment which is only 63% in the EU; this means there are three points differences between the female rate of employment and the male rate of employment (3 shots)
||General view of the press conference
||Soundbite by Joëlle Milquet, Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for the Employment and Gender Equality (in FRENCH) saying that It is an important political emergency; if this mobilisation takes place among them it is not free, it's not just a matter of a woman who suddenly decides to defend a few collective interests; firstly there is in the case of the strategy such as has been so far presented regarding the goals and general conclusions, they have not seen much in the way of desire for male-female equality; this is an important lack and they have only a few months left before the June Council to rectify things; they are asking together, an ambitious directive line in the field of Gender Equality with a target figure (3 shots)
||Soundbite by Edit Rauh, Hungarian Secretary of State for Equal Opportunities at the Ministry for Social Affairs and Labour (in HUNGARIAN) saying that she thinks for this they need to have in a more articulate way to have the gender dimension appear in the 2020 strategy? She thinks the key priority during the Hungarian presidency will be reconciliation of family life and working life, and also reconciling this with an expansion of employment? (4 shots)