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EWA Network at the Forum Alentours

Alexia Muiños Ruiz
Alexia Muiños Ruiz

Gender Equality and Safety at the workplace: Where are we now?

EWA Network attended the 2022 Forum Alentours and, for the first time, we had the opportunity to organise a seminar on a hot topic such as the Safety in the workplace.


Post #metoo and Covid-19 pandemic, cultural and creative sectors are still dealing with social protection issues, with more violence and harassment coming to light across all sectors. How can we build protective systems that develop and enhance social protection for our industry professionals to guarantee safety for not only women but all genders working in the audiovisual sector.


EWA Network hosted a keynote and a panel with experts who discussed social protection in our industry. The keynote was hosted by Ms Margherita Licata and in the panel we explored the situation in France and Finland with experts Nora Philippe from Eurodoc and Tarja Savolainen from WIFT Finland.


Margherita Licata works at the International Labour Organization, in the Sectoral Policies Department and has over 15 years of experience in policy advice and support in the area of social and labour issues, migration, health and gender at work and in the cultural and creative sectors. She currently coordinates global and regional research, policy advice and facilitates consensus building on employment and labour issues in retail/commerce, media and culture and financial services. She holds a M.Sc. in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, a Master in International Legal Studies from the University of Verona, as well as a degree in Political Science from the University of Perugia.

From L to R. Anne Smolar, Alexia Muiños (EWA Network), Derya Durmaz, Judith Lichneckert, Emine, Sylvie Jacquemin
From L to R. Anne Smolar, Alexia Muiños (EWA Network), Derya Durmaz, Judith Lichneckert, Emine, Sylvie Jacquemin

The Forum Alentours provided networking opportunities to mingle with producers and filmmakers working in the 5 countries involved, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg and Switzerland and EWA members, as shown in the picture, had the chance to meet up.

Watch here the keynote by Margherita Licata