Regional Meeting for Northern and Western Europe, Oslo, Norway, 10 April 2010

Closing the Gender Pay Gap: the Challenges and the Solutions


Venue: Radisson SAS Plaza Hotel

Saturday 10 April

09.00 – 09.30 hrs        Opening

        • Opening remarks by Pia Locatelli, President, Socialist International Women, SIW
        • Welcoming address by Lise Christoffersen MP, SIW Vice-President, Norwegian Labour Party, DNA, Norway
        • Introduction by Marlène Haas, Secretary General, SIW

09.30 – 10.30 hrs       Speeches

Overview of the Political Situation in Norway

        • Helga Pedersen MP, Leader of the Parliamentary Group and Deputy-Leader of the Norwegian Labour Party, DNA, Norway

The Equal Pay Commission: Lessons Learnt

        • Kristina Hagen, Former Head of Project of the Equal Pay Commission, Norway

10.30 – 13.00 hrs         First Panel

‘Closing the Gender Pay Gap: A Government Perspective’
 Moderator: Pia Locatelli

        • Barbara Prammer MP, SIW Vice-President and Speaker of the Austrian Parliament, Social Democratic Party of Austria, SPÖ, Austria
        • Anniken Huitfeldt, Minister of Culture and Leader of the Women’s Network, Norwegian Labour Party, DNA, Norway
        • Antigoni Karali-Dimitriadi, SIW Vice-President, Panhellenic Socialist Movement, PASOK, Greece
        • Elfur Logadóttir, Women’s Organisation, Social Democratic Alliance, Samfylkingin, Iceland
        • Zita Gurmai MEP, President PES Women

Debate and Questions to Panellists


***   Lunch Break 13.00 – 15.00 hrs   ***


15.00 – 17.30 hrs        Second Panel

‘Closing the Gender Pay Gap: A Trade Union Perspective’
Moderator: Lise Christoffersen

        • Gerd Kristiansen, Vice-President, Confederation of Trade Unions, LO, Norway
        • Trine Lise Sundnes, Confederal Secretary, Confederation of Trade Unions, LO and Member of the ILO Governing Body, Norway
        • Eli Ljunggren, Federal Secretary, Norwegian United Federation of Trade Unions, Norway
        • Wegard Harsvik, Special Advisor, Norwegian Union of General and Municipality Employees, Norway

Debate and Questions to Panellists

17.30 – 18.00 hrs         Closing Remarks and Presentation of the Declaration

19.30 hrs                        Dinner Hosted by the Norwegian Labour Party, DNA






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