Second Meeting of the Regional Elaboration Team "Euro-Mediterranean Charter for equality between women and men in local life" Medequality Project
The (Standing Committee) Euro Mediterranean Partnership of Local and Regional Authorities (COPPEM), was created in 2000 to promote dialogue and development between local and regional authorities in the Euro-Mediterranean area.It was set up on the initiative of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) and the Arab Towns Organization (ATO). Its members represent local authorities, provinces and regions in 35 states of the Euro-Mediterranean region. Membership is not restricted to the Mediterranean Basin and currently includes Danish and Austrian bodies. Thanks to Coppem the project is a reality - ( http://medequality.coppem.org/attivita/ ) “PROMOTION OF POLICIES FOR EQUALITY IN EUROMED REGION” – ENPI/2013/311-826. The objective of the project are as follows: contributing to the promotion of an empowered and inclusive society in the Euro-Mediterranean Countries; promoting policies of equality in Euro-Med local Governments. The project manager is Dott. ssa Ilaria Puccio, with the support of Department of extra-regional affairs of the Sicilian Region and with the cooperation of Istanbul Aydin University. On Friday 30th September and Saturday 1th October the Second RET (Regional Elaboration Team) meeting took place in Palermo, in the venue of the Regional Parliament Assemby. Representatives of national tables called LEsTs (Local Elaboration subTeams) from Algeria, Egypt, Italy, Malta, Palestine, Spain and Turkey approved the definitive version of the “Euro-Mediterranean Charter for Equality between women and men in local life”, that has been amended after the 1st RET Meeting .
Thanks to Dott.ssa Ilaria Puccio , on Saturday 1th October, the undersigned dott.ssa Maria Concetta Cefalu (Trinacria- campaign media partner) presented EU-OSHA, the European Union information agency for occupational safety and health. She explained how its work contributes to the European Commission’s Strategic Framework for Safety and Health at work 2014-2020 and other relevant EU strategies and programmes, such as Europe 2020; about its main activities and governance arrangements, the national focal points who work with it. She also introduced the 2016–17 Healthy Workplaces Campaign and its key objectives: promoting sustainable work and healthy ageing from the start of the working life; preventing health problems throughout the working life; providing ways for employers and workers to manage occupational safety and health in the context of an ageing workforce; and encouraging the exchange of information and good practice. During the international meeting, dott.ssa Maria Concetta Cefalu' distributed the publications of the 2016–17 Healthy Workplaces Campaign and the video of "Napo in back to a healthy future".