To improve women’s pensions and to advance equality of pensioners
ABOUT THE ORGANISATION:
Finnish Federation of Graduate Women is a non-governmental organization for female university graduates residing in Finland. We are committed to promote gender equality in higher education and work life. We encourage our members to reach their full potential and to co-operate with different professional fields.
Currently, we have 19 local associations, two of which are Swedish-speaking. We also have 65 fellow organizations across the globe.
The FFGW is an active participant in issues regarding the role of women in society. It arranges meetings and seminars and has a consultant status in issues regarding higher education. The FFGW cooperates with several national non-governmental organizations on mutual themes.
Website of the organization: https://akateemisetnaiset.fi/in-english/
ABOUT THE PROJECT:
Through the collection of information, gathering of opinions, and comparative analysis, the project will propose practical solutions and produce policy recommendations at both the national and EU levels on measures to improve women’s pensions and to advance equality of pensioners. It also includes activities to promote debate and actions in the framework of the rights and responsibilities of the Union citizens and linking to the European political agenda and policy making process in the area of EU Social Security Coordination.
Role of the partner organization in the project:
With the FFGW as the coordinator, we aim to build a consortium of up to four (?) organizations/NGOs to cooperate with and take responsibility of regional and local activities according to the action plan. We will be organising partner meetings and work collectively in the data collection and production of the outputs of the project.
The project is aimed at advancing equality between men and women, in particular senior citizens, and actively participating in the Union policy-making process to advocate for better coordination of women’s employment conditions, awareness of pension inequality and measures to alleviate the gender gap.
More information about the planned project can be found in the attached document.
|INSTITUTION||Finnish Federation of Graduate Women (FFGW)|
|TYPE OF INSTITUTION||Other|
|CONTACT NAME||Noora Arajärvi|
|NAME OF THE PROGRAMME||Europe for Citizens / Civil society projects|
|PROJECT TOPIC||To improve women’s pensions and to advance equality of pensioners|
|WORKING LANGUAGE||EN, other|