Statements

Statements podium These Statements lay out the EWL position on topical matters.

  • Contribution to EC consultation: Freedom, Security and Justice: What will be the future? (December 2008)

    The EWL responded to the European Commission Consultation paper on the future of the area of justice, freedom and security. The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) has been closely following many of the policy areas that had been included in the consultation on the future of the area of freedom, security and justice, including: fundamental rights, trafficking, violence against women, political participation, immigration and asylum policies. Given the limitation of the consultation format, EWL (...) Read more

  • Joint statement on the European Pact on Asylum and Immigration (November 2008)

    The EWL and other women’s organisations issued a joint statement on the European Pact on Asylum and Immigration that was sent to all Justice and Home Affairs Ministers in September 2008, at the time of final negotiations on the text of the pact.
    Dear President, and Ministers,
    As women’s organisations, feminists and migrant women’s and migrant organisations from across Europe, we would like to express our views regarding the European Pact on Migration and Asylum that will be adopted at the EU (...) Read more

  • EWL calls the European Commission to ensure a uniform protection for all grounds of discrimination (June 2008)

    The EWL welcomes the commitment of President Barroso in 2004 to initiate work on new legislation on the basis of Article 13 of EC Treaty to enlarge protection to all forms of discrimination. As the College of Commissioners will be discussing the coverage of a new anti-discrimination directive on 11th of June, EWL would like to remind the European Commission of its commitment and ask therefore the EC to ensure a uniform protection for all grounds of discrimination, including in relation to (...) Read more

  • EWL letter to President Barroso on the upcoming new anti-discrimination directive (15 June 2008)

    The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) welcomed President Barroso’s announcement that the European Commission will propose a single anti-discrimination directive offering protection from discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, religion/belief and sexual orientation in all areas of life since we strongly believe that there should be no hierarchy of rights between the different grounds of discrimination. The EWL stressed to President Barroso that a gender perspective should be mainstreamed, (...) Read more

  • Contribution from the European Women’s Lobby to the European Spring Council of 13-14 March 2008

    The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) wishes to highlight some of the discrepancies in the Lisbon Strategy as the core EU socio-economic political framework, and in so doing demonstrate that the EU’s falls short of its Treaty commitments to promote true equality between women and men.
    In light of the crucial importance of the Lisbon Strategy on Growth and Jobs as a generator of social well-being (Jobs and Social Inclusion) and economic competitiveness (Growth), there is an urgent need to first (...) Read more

  • A Manifesto for Media and Democracy in Europe (2007)

    We, the undersigned, a coalition of concerned European media NGOs, professional organisations and civil society groups, declare that at a time of increasing uncertainty among Europeans about the future, there has never been a more important time for the promotion of informed, professional and pluralist media.
    We strongly believe that in order to reinforce the values of European democracy, to meet the aspirations of the public and to confront a widespread crisis of confidence, which has led (...) Read more

  • Statement of European Alliance for Media Integrity (2006)

    At a time of increasing uncertainty, fearfulness and public anxiety among Europeans about the future there has never been a more important time for the promotion of informed, professional and pluralist media.
    We, the undersigned, a coalition of concerned European media NGOs, professional organisations and other civil society groups believe strongly that to reinforce the values of European democracy, to meet the aspirations of the diverse communities within European borders and to confront (...) Read more

  • EWL Contribution to EC Green Paper on economic migration (April 2005)

    The EWL contributed in 2005 to the European Commission Green paper on an EU approach to managing economic migration Com(2005)811 final. The Commission ‘Green Paper on an EU approach to managing economic migration’ aimed at stimulating a debate on how best to regulate the entry and residence of third-country nationals who are seeking employment in the EU. While it welcomed the initiative of the European Commission to launch a consultation on this issue, EWL was very concerned that the overall (...) Read more

  • Young Women’s Conference report (June 2005)

    The report from the European Youth Forum/EWL/WAGGS conference ’Power and participation - how can Young Women in Europe create the Missing Links in Europe?’ is available. The conference, taking place in Brussels, in September 2004, gathered 40 young women from all over Europe to discuss ways to integrate the perspectives of young women into European politics. The report presents the main outcomes of the conference as well as all keynote speeches and a report from the final presentation and (...) Read more

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