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Finnish Federation of Graduate Women (FFGW)

Dane kontaktowe:

Temppelikatu 13
Helsinki, Finlandia
Tel: +358 45 8691617

Osoba kontaktowa

Noora Arajärvi/ Auli Ojala
[email protected]
+358 505978142; +49 157 56428603


Informacje o organizacji:

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. keywords: non-governmental organization, higher education, female university graduates, leadership of women

Rola partnera:

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.

Opis projektu:

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. The outcomes carry high relevance at understanding and developing the socio-economic wellbeing and gender equality of senior citizens, as part of common European values. The project proceeds with partner organizations by collecting data in several EU countries, identifying structural, substantive and definitional differences that contribute to the gender gap in pensions, and compiling propositions for the EU Commission, with a focus on supporting national efforts to ensure a high level of social protection, including pension adequacy, by facilitating mutual learning and exchange of best practices. In addition to the data collection and analysis, the project includes building transnational partnerships and networks directly involving citizens, and actively participating in the Union policy-making process by organizing events to inform and influence decision makers to tackle the challenge of pensions equality and by publishing and widely disseminating the findings of the research, including through the use of social networks and webinars. In this context, FFGW has well-established social media channels and presence.


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. Timetable of the project: 01.05.2021-30.09.2022 2020 search of partners and preparation of the project. Application to the EU. 2021 Kick off meeting with partners and finalizing the action plan and agreeing on specific deliverables. Agreement of the budget and project group meetings. Necessary refinement of plans.

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