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ISET Gender Policy Conference

ISET Policy Institute, International School of Economics at TSU (ISET), and Forum for Research On Eastern Europe and Emerging Economies (FREE Network) are holding an online Gender Policy Conference.

At the Conference ISET Policy institute will introduce a Gender Equality Index for the former Soviet countries, a unique tool developed by ISET-PI. The Index will be of special interest to policymakers, NGO advocates, researchers working on gender issues, scholars of FSU, and the general public. It is offering an impartial, data-driven birds-eye-view of gender equality evolution in the post-soviet space, and can be used to track and benchmark progress on gender issues in individual countries within the region. The Index is based on an established methodology used to capture and compare gender equality progress in the EU member states. ISET Policy institute has adapted the Index methodology and developed indicators for twelve former soviet transition countries, benchmarking the results to the best and worst EU performers in gender equality. 


The conference will be opened by the Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, Ms Natia Turnava, Head of Swedish Development Cooperation and Deputy Head of Mission, Mr Erik Illes, and Director of Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics, Dr Torbjörn Becker.

The event will bring together top experts from Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine for the Policy Panel Discussion on gender-related issues, country specific experiences and challenges. The discussion will be followed by Reflections from the FREE Network representatives. The event will be moderated by Tamar Sulukhia, Director of ISET and ISET Policy Institute. 

The full conference agenda can be found here. 


In order to attend the conference, please register here. 
The working language of the event will be English.