Else Christensen-Redzepovic. Photo: Patricio Soto Else Christensen-Redzepovic. Photo: Patricio Soto
25. 9., 11.00–14.00

Else Christensen-Redzepovic
Gender Equality in Culture


Free entrance
In English



Gender Equality – A Means to Succeeding in Achieving the Seventeen UNESCO Sustainable Development Goals (Agenda 2030)


In her lecture, Else Christensen-Redzepovic is going to focus both on United Nations and European Union documents that place gender equality among their priorities. Special attention will be given to a number of planned concrete measures in the European Union, addressing, for example, the gender pay gap as well as the development of a new European Gender Equality Strategy to be launched in 2020. 

Since intersectional gender gaps persist in almost all cultural and creative sectors, they need to be acknowledged and tackled by specific policies and measures. The lecturer will discuss the current Work Plan for Culture (2019–2022) in which the Council of the European Union has selected gender equality as one of the five priorities because it recognises that culture has a key role to play in challenging gender stereotypes and promoting emancipatory changes in society. She will also address the Creative Europe programme 2021–2027 which continues in this line but still needs to be approved. 

The lecture will be followed by a Q&A. It can be attended via the live stream at the City of Women website or by joining the Zoom conference. For Zoom, registration is obligatory: rezervacije@cityofwomen.org. Registration is possible until 21 September 2020.


Gender Equality in Culture


With the workshop, we endeavour to move gender equality debates from theory, policy, and good intentions to concrete action points: project ideas and discussions on how different non-governmental organisations, networks and institutions could commit to implementing specific actions. We will discuss three areas of gender equality:  

  1. What are the main gender gaps and the main drivers for the gaps in the cultural and creative sectors? 
  2. How to ensure that female professionals are given the same opportunities as their male colleagues in the cultural and creative sectors? 
  3. What measures, if any, are required to promote women’s rights and freedoms to participate in the cultural activities of their choice?

Each topic will be introduced briefly by Else Christensen-Redzepovic, upon which the participants will break into three online subgroups to discuss the topic of choice. Each group will have a moderator and a rapporteur. The outputs from the discussions will be presented at the end of the workshop session.

The workshop can be attended by joining the Zoom conference. Registration is obligatory: rezervacije@cityofwomen.org. Registration is possible until 21 September 2020.


Organisation: City of Women, in cooperation with Motovila (Creative Europe Desk Slovenia) and the City of Ljubljana (European Capital of Culture 2025 Candidate City); support: Ministry of Culture, City of Ljubljana. 

Video: Tina Šulc Resnik