10:00 - 14:00
Budapest, Hungary
How to pursue gender equality in the context of right wing, authoritarian regimes?

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The closing event for the ‘Gender Equality: how to pursue it in the context of right wing, authoritarian regimes? The cases of Hungary and Serbia Project’, took place on International Women’s Day, the 8th of March 2024 in Budapest. The project has conducted research into the gendered aspects of Central Eastern European countries backsliding into authoritarianism. This included two training events in Budapest, Hungary and Novi Sad, Serbia, which focused on the decline in democracy and Gender Policy backsliding in both countries.  

The Deputy Mayor of Budapest, Kata Tüttő, moderated the presentation of the research conducted by András Pulai, managing director of the Publicus Institute, strategy director, and Tamara Tripic, Chair of the Board of the Democratic Dialogue Network. Katarzyna Ueberhan, a Member of the Polish Parliament, spoke about the present-day situation of Gender Equality in Poland. 


Nicolas Schmidt, Commissioner for Employment of the European Commission, spoke about Women’s employment in Europe, the challenges and progress made. 

The Closing Ceremony ended with the celebration of International Women’s Day and an Award Ceremony, which Imre Komjáthi, co-chairman of MSZP, presented. 

For more information regarding this event, please do not hesitate to contact Caitlin Reder, FEPS Project Officer (caitlin.reder@feps-europe.eu).   

Foundation Max van der Stoel (FMS)
Táncsics Mihály Alapítvány
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