Gender equality in culture

Event date 25/09/2020 • 11:00  −  25/09/2020 • 14:00
Entry FeeFree of charge

The International Festival of Contemporary Arts – City of Women organised since 1995, unites amazing women from all over the world, offers a unique experience blending great artistic endeavours with inspiring talks and workshops. This year’s 26th edition of the festival will take place from 22 September to 12 October at numerous venues in Ljubljana.

With global challenges such as climate changes, global pandemics, inequality, poverty, migration and growing nationalism – is it the time to discuss Gender Equality? Well yes, more than ever. That is why Motovila, a proud festival partner, invites you to attend a lecture and a workshop “Gender Equality in Culture” (25th Sept.) with Else Christensen-Redzepovic, an expert in international cultural relations and project manager of Voices of Culture – project supporting a structured dialogue between the European Commission and the cultural sector.

The event will be held in English.

(Part 1) 11.00–12.00: Lecture (open)
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.

(Part 2) 12.00–14.00: Workshop (only for registered and confirmed participants)
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.

See detail programme here.


The lecture and the workshop can be attended at the Old Power Station or by joining the Zoom conference.

Obligatory applications for lecture and workshop are open until September 21.
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Note: Workshop has limited number of attendees.

See further information here; more about the festival City of Women here.

About the lecturer

Else Christensen-Redzepovic is an expert and advisor on international cultural relations at MIDENA Creatives. Her expertise is social entrepreneurship, European Capitals of Culture, culture for peace, trust and understanding, culture for innovation, EU programs and project management, research, advocacy, and fundraising. She holds a master’s degree in political science from KU Leuven and a bachelor of honours degree in Germanic studies from the University of Melbourne. She also holds diplomas in executive management, project management and public administration. Else has a long track record of developing and leading complex and large-scale transnational EU projects focusing on the empowerment of local communities and sustainable urban and regional development. In March 2019, she was appointed project manager of Voices of Culture – Structured Dialogue between the European Commission and the Cultural Sector project.

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Friday, 25 Sept., 11.00–14.00 CET


Online and Old Power Station


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.

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