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Wednesday 5 March

Time Description

8.15 – 8.45

Registration and welcome coffee

9.00 – 9.30


9.30 – 11.00

Violence against women: experiences of women across the EU: FRA survey results at a glance

Presentation by:

Commentary by:

  • Sylvia Walby, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, UNESCO Chair in Gender Research, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
  • Rosa Logar, co-founder and board member, Women Against Violence Europe (WAVE)
  • Marietta Giannakou, Member of European Parliament

Questions and answers

11.00 – 11.30

Coffee break

11.30 – 13.00

Panel debate: Evidence based policy-making: What do survey results tell policy makers in the EU?


  • Antonyia Parvanova, Member of the European Parliament, rapporteur on combating violence against women

Panel debate and plenary discussion with policy makers:

  • Helena Dalli, Minister for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil Liberties of Malta
  • Mikael Gustafsson, Chair of the Women's Rights and Gender Equality Committee (FEMM), European Parliament
  • Daniela Bankier, Director for Equality (acting), Directorate General for Justice, European Commission
  • Snežana Samardžić-Marković, Director General for Democracy at the Council of Europe 

Short interventions by guests from the floor.

13.00 – 13.15

Closing remarks