Women's International Shipping & Trading Association

The role of the European Commission, IMO and ILO for empowering gender in maritime

November 20, 2020


Dear Maritime Stakeholder,

Positive change in reducing the maritime gender gap requires a holistic approach and involving all stakeholders: maritime business, employees, intergovernmental organisations, institutions, administrations, unions, academia and research, NGOs, communities, etc.

The European Centre for Social Responsibility (CERS), in partnership with Constanta Maritime University (Romania), Ordu University (Turkey), Maritime Academy of Asia and Pacifc (Philippines), Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA Romania), The Philippine Association of Extension Program implementers (PAEPI), Maritime-SheEo (India), SheFarers (Turkey), Romanian Shipmasters` Association and the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) – Romania and Women in Maritime Philippines (WIMAPHIL) invite maritime stakeholders to the academic focus group event:

“The role of the European Commission, IMO and ILO for empowering gender in maritime”
scheduled to take place online on 20 November 2020, hours 10.00-12.00 (Bruxelles time), on the website https://maritimeconferences.online/

The purpose of the event is to gather academia and institutional maritime stakeholders sharing bright ideas and timely suggestions on how the European Union (EU), the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) can jointly contribute to the motivation and empowerment of women in maritime. Results of discussions will be further communicated to special departments of the EU,IMO and ILO through the proposal draft “Joint IMO-ILO-EU Agenda of Change for Women Empowerment in Maritime”.
The event is hosted online by Constanta Maritime University on the dedicated website:

Live broadcasting by YouTube is available for the large public.

For other details, please contact:

wista.romania@gmail.com .

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