1 hr 30 mins
Satellite Pavilions
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Mind the Gap: Are all Europeans created equally?

*This event is hosted at the Assembly of European Regions (AER) pavilion.

Organised by AER

An informal discussion looking at the issue of equality in Europe. What has the EU ever done for us? Ever heard of cohesion policy? How about the European Pillar of Social Rights? How can we close the gender gap? Does your degree from one European university mean the same as another? Are fish fingers in Belgium better than those in Bulgaria? How can we truly create a "level playing field" for Europeans?

Four organisations working hard on these issues, the European Women’s Lobby, AEGEE - The European Students Forum, the European Trade Union Confederation and the Assembly of European Regions will discuss. The speakers will look at where the EU has made strides in this area, before turning their attention to their views for the future and where there is still room for improvement in the areas of cohesion, equality, and social inclusion.


Asha Allen, Policy & Campaigns Officer, EWL

Marina Monaco, Advisor, ETUC

Vania Freitas, Institutional Relations & Advocacy at AER

Elitsa Hadzhieva, YVote / AEGEE

Juan Camilo Roman Estrada, Actor & Activist


Erica Lee, AER



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