Berlinale Roundtable: How to address Violence against Women in and with Audiovisual works?Back


EWA Network has been invited to take part in this roundtable debate organised by the European Commission.

The roundtable is hosted under the participation of Renate Nikolay, Head of Cabinet of Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Vĕra Jourová, and Roberto Viola, Director-General, DG CONNECT, European Commission at the Salon Bellevue, The Ritz-Carlton in Potsdamer Platz . She will chair and facilitate the debate. Furthermore we are pleased to welcome a Member of the Culture and Education Committee of the European Parliament to join the debate, MEP Bogdan Wenta. He will address you on behalf of the EP. Afterwards Lucia Recalde, Head of Unit Audiovisual Industry and Media support programmes, will shortly explain the importance of the topic to DG CNECT.

Subsequently the floor will be opened to all the participants of the round table: Pauline Durant-Vialle (FERA Federation of European Film Directors), Alexia Muiños (European Women's audiovisual Network and filmmaker), Cécile Despringre (SAA Society of Audiovisual Authors), Anna Serner (CEO Swedish Film Institute), Nathalie Daiber (Head of the ARTE journal correspondents office in Berlin, journalist), Edna Epelbaum (UNIC Vice-President and CEO of Cinevital, President of the Swiss Cinema Operators' Association), Karin Heisecke (Social scientist, specialized on gender studies), Madeleine Probst (Europa Cinemas Vice President, Programme Producer), Daniel Friedlaender (Sky EU), Dr. Eva Flecken (Sky DE), Sophie Rieger (Journalist and Film critic),Gamila Ylstra (Board of the ATC, Audiovisual Training Coalition), Christine Eloy (Europa Distribution), Alina Popescu (European Advisor of the International Federation of Film Distributors' Associations FIAD)

On the eve of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the European Commission has announced a 2017 campaign to combat this phenomenon, which is still very common in Europe. One in three women has experienced some form of gender-based violence in their lifetime. You can find here the link to the campaign.

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