“Lessons from Latvia: Women in Leadership”

Thursday, January 8, 2015
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The Women in Parliaments Global Forum, together with the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, will host the EU Women Caucus’ event “Lessons from Latvia: Women in Leadership”, next 14 January, at the European Parliament (Strasbourg, France).

Laimdota Straujuma, Latvian Prime Minister, Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament and Kristalina Georgieva, Vice-President of the European Commission, will deliver the opening remarks at this gathering of Members of the EU Women Caucus.


Latvia’s leadership in the European Union is female: Prime Minister of Latvia, Laimdota Straujuma, Permanent Representative to the EU, Ilze Juhansone and Parliamentary State Secretary for EU Affairs, Zanda Kalniņa-Lukaševica. Furthermore, 50% of the Latvian MEPs are women. The 2015 Latvian Presidency has made gender equality one of its priorities.

The EU Women Caucus was launched last month (December 2014). It is a unique cross-party and inter-institutional platformthat brings together female leaders of the EU Institutions.

EU Women Caucus_Concept Note