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Third Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) High-Level Conference on Women Empowerment on 10-11 October 2016 in Barcelona

The UfM Secretariat organizes the Third Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) High-Level Conference on Women Empowerment on 10-11 October 2016 in Barcelona.

Following the 2014 and 2015 editions and in the perspective of the Fourth UfM Ministerial Conference on Strengthening the Role of Women in Society which will take place in 2017, the Conference will gather main stakeholders fostering women’s empowerment around the Mediterranean to share ideas, experiences, initiatives and recommendations regarding the essential role that women play in promoting peace, development and stability.

This year again, discussions will focus on current and critical issues in the Mediterranean region where women have an essential role to play including:

  • Women as drivers for sustainable development and inclusive growth
  • Women as key actors against extremism and radicalization
  • Women, mobility and migration

Over 250 representatives from key stakeholders involved in women socio-economic empowerment issues will attend the UfM Conference, including some of the most relevant women empowerment experts from national institutions of the UfM member states, international development agencies, private sector and civil society organisations. The event will also promote B2B and networking meetings in order to set projects and innovative cooperation initiatives.

OBJECTIVES

The Conference seeks to achieve several objectives:

    • Think about women as actors of change and solutions to the regional challenges.
    • Examine how to strengthen their positive contribution to development and stability.
    • Highlight women’s role in enhancing sustainable development and inclusive growth, in promoting tolerance and mutual understanding and address the issue of women and migrations.
    • Get inspired from testimonies and concrete experiences.
    • Formulate recommendations in terms of policy decisions, exchange of experiences and good practices from the field and identify regional projects and initiatives.
    • Explore how strengthening regional cooperation contributes to improving women’s situation and living conditions.

Programme

Conference draft agenda

Monday 10 October

15:00-15:30
Registration
15:30-17:00
OFFICIAL OPENING AND PRESENTATION OF THE CONFERENCE
17:00-17:30
Coffee break – Networking
17:30-19:00
TOWARDS THE 4TH MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE ON STRENGHTENING THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN SOCIETY: CLOSING THE EQUALITY GAP
19:30
Cocktail dinner – Networking

Tuesday 11 October

09:00-11:00
THEMATIC SESSION 1: WOMEN AS A DRIVER FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND INCLUSIVE GROWTH
11:00-11:30
Coffee break – Networking
11:30-13:30
THEMATIC SESSION 2: WOMEN AS KEY ACTORS AGAINST EXTREMISM AND RADICALISATION
13:30-14:30
Networking lunch
14:30-16:00
THEMATIC SESSION 3: WOMEN, MOBILITY AND MIGRATION
16:00-16:30
Coffee break – Networking
16:30-17:30
COMMITMENTS TO GENDER EQUALITY: ANNOUNCEMENTS, AGREEMENTS, PLEDGES BY REGIONAL, NATIONAL AND LOCAL STAKEHOLDERS
17:30-18:00
WRAP-UP SESSION AND WAY FORWARD

Media are invited to attend all the conference sessions.

During the conference, interviews with the key speakers will be possible. For this purpose, media should contact the UfM Secretariat before Monday, 3 October at 15h.

Registration

Journalists and media technical staff planning to cover the conference must be accredited. The request must include:

  • Name and surname
  • Number of Identity Card
  • Media
  • Position
  • Email
  • Mobile phone number
  • Number plate of the vehicle (vehicles entrance limited to mobile units)

Please submit by e-mail your accreditation request to: media@ufmsecretariat.org

Deadline for registration and media interviews bookings: Monday, 3 October at 15h.

Contact UfM Secretariat

For more information about the conference, please contact:

media@ufmsecretariat.org
+34 935 214 169

The Conference on Twitter

Follow updates and debates on the Conference through the hashtag #ufmwomenconf

PRACTICAL INFORMATION FOR VISITORS

Address
Palau de Pedralbes
Av. Diagonal 686
08034 Barcelona
Tel:
+34 93 521 41 00
Fax:
+34 93 521 41 02

Transportation from/to the El Prat Barcelona Airport

Taxi (suggested)
You will find a taxi rank outside any of the main terminal exits Terminal 1 (T1) or Terminal 2. Taxis operate all night. Taxi fare: around 25.00€

Public Transportation

AEROBUS
The Aerobus service is an express bus service that links Barcelona airport to the city centre. You can catch the Aerobus from outside both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, where they are clearly indicated and easily recognisable by their white & blue colour. This service normally leaves each terminal every 6 minutes. The Aerobus will then take you to the city centre. Bus fare: 5.65€.
Metro
Barcelona has an efficient metro system making it quick and easy to travel through the city. The metro station close to the UFM is Palau Reial.

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Accommodation

The hotels listed here below are located near the meeting venue, some of them offer special rates for UfMS participants.
Reservations can be made directly with the hotel by e-mail or by telephone.
Delegates and visitors may be asked by the hotel to present the invitation letter.

<100€ / night

Sansi Pedralbes ****
The hotel is located within 15 minutes walking distance from the Palace of Pedralbes.
Website: www.sansihotels.com
Address: Av. Pearson 1-3, 08034  Barcelona, Spain
Contact: pedralbes@sansihotels.com, +34 93 206 38 80
Rate: 100€ + VAT – Breakfast not included – Upon availability
Hotel Husa Pedralbes ***
The hotel is located within 15 minutes walking distance from the Palace of Pedralbes.
Website: http://www.husa.es
Address: Fontcoberta 4, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
Contact: hotelpedralbes@husa.es, +34 93 2037112
Rate: 79 to 99€ – Breakfast included – Upon availability
Catalonia Roma ***
The hotel is located within 20 minutes from the Palace of Pedralbes by metro.
Address: Av. Roma, 31, 08029 Barcelona, Spain
Metro: Line 3 to stations “Les Corts” / “Sants Estació”
Contact: +34 93 410 13 52
Rate: 10% of discount, 90€ + VAT – Breakfast not included – Upon availability
Catalonia Barcelona Plaza ****
The hotel is located within 10 minutes from the Palace of Pedralbes by taxi.
Address: Plaça Espanya , 6-8, 08014 Barcelona, Spain
Metro: Line 3 to stations “Plaça de Espanya”
Rate: 10% of discount, 100€ + VAT – Breakfast not included- Upon availability

> 100€ / night

Hotel Marriott AC Victoria Suites ****
The hotel is located within 5 minutes walking distance from the Palace of Pedralbes.
Website: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bcnsu-ac-hotel-victoria-suites/  
Address: Beltran i Ròzpide, 7-9 · Barcelona, Barcelona 08034 España
Metro: Line 3 to stations “Palau Real” or “Maria Cristina”
Contact: acvictoriasuites@ac-hotels.com, +34 93 206 99 00
Rate: 137€ + VAT – Breakfast included – Upon availability
Princesa Sofia Gran Hotel *****
The hotel is located within 10 minutes walking distance from the Palace of Pedralbes.
Website: www.princesasofia.com
Address: Plaza Pío XII no. 4, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
Metro: Line 3 to stations “Palau Real” or “Maria Cristina”
Contact Person: Tania Piñero, tpinero@expogrupo.com, +34 935 081 050
Rate: 124€ + VAT – Breakfast included – Upon availability
Hotel Catalonia Rigoletto ****
The hotel is located within 10 minutes walking distance from the Palace of Pedralbes.
Website: www.hoteles-catalonia.com
Address: Sabino de Arana 22-24, 08028 Barcelona
Metro: Line 3 to stations “Maria Cristina”
Rate: 110€ +VAT – Breakfast included – Upon availability
Hotel Arenas – Atiram ****
The hotel is located within 10 minute walking distance from the Palace of Pedralbes.
Website: www.arenasatiramhotels.com
Address: Capitán Arenas no. 20, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
Metro: Line 3 to station “Maria Cristina” and walk 5 minutes
Contact: hotelarenas@atiramhotels.com, +34 932 800 303
Rate: 105€ – Breakfast included – Upon availability

How to reach the Palau de Pedralbes

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City Information

For further information on Barcelona, you may find the following websites useful:
http://www.bcn.cat/en/
http://www.barcelonaturisme.com/

REGISTRATION

The registration is open through our online platform (link to the registration will follow shortly). Please note that the number of participants to the Conference is limited due to the capacity of the venue.

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