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European Parliament President, Antonio Tajani, to open Women’s Forum: “revitalising Europe with the energy of women for peace and prosperity”

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European Parliament President, Antonio Tajani, will open the Women’s Forum on the role of women in revitalising a Europe of peace and prosperity on the occasion of the sixtieth anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome. The event will take place at the Villa Medici from Monday, 26 June to Tuesday, 27 June and will be an opportunity to discuss the key role of women in relaunching the European Union.

The role of women in business and the economy, in the access to finance, in the challenges of climate change, in cultural exchanges and in an open and tolerant society will be among the themes discussed in this “women’s Davos”.

"Diversity, dialogue, openness, defence of rights and solidarity are integral parts of Europe’s identity. Our Union was built upon values that revolve around the dignity and freedom of the individual. Citizens expect a united Europe, able to promote these values around the word and to give answers on immigration, security, unemployment and climate change. The role of women is essential in relaunching Europe." said President Tajani



Over 200 opinion leaders in the field of politics, economy, culture, science and media coming from all over Europe and from Mediterranean countries will meet in Rome. Women such as the presidents of the Republic of Malta and Estonia, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca e Kersti Kaljulaid, the president of Italian state broadcaster, Rai, Monica Maggioni, as well as personalities such as Italian Minister of the Economy, Pier Carlo Padoan, the vice-president of the EIB, Ambroise Fayolle, the managing directors of Banca Intesa, Carlo Messina and Edison, Marc Benayoun, the EMEA president of Alphabet and Google, Carlo d’Asaro Biondo and the president of ENEA, Federico Testa.

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