“When Equality Emerges, Society Breathes” MedEquality Campaign

As part of the MedEquality project*, COPPEM is running an awareness raising campaign: When Equality Emerges, Society Breathes.  The campaign promotes equality as an essential factor for society as a whole and highlights the fact that inequality is a problem that affects both women and men.


The MedEquality project aims to strengthen the cooperation between local authorities and civil society organisations working on gender equality through local roundtable exchanges in partner countries and the sharing of best practices that promote equality via an interactive database called “wikipractice”. The project activities seek to encourage inclusive societies and women’s empowerment in Euro Mediterranean countries. The final product of the project will be the elaboration and dissemination of a Euro Mediterranean Charter for Equality Between Women and Men in Local Life.


CEMR and PLATFORMA participated in a MedEquality Regional Elaboration Team (RET) meeting in Palermo on 30 May 2016. The goal of this meeting was for Representatives of national tables called LESTs (Local Elaboration Sub Teams) to discuss the draft text of the Charter and to propose amendments. CEMR and PLATFORMA were invited to contribute to the group’s work, as the Euro-Med Charter has taken inspiration from CEMR’s European Charter for Equality of Women and Men in Local Life.


Various partners, associates, supporters and stakeholders participated in the RET meeting, including:

  • COPPEM – Standing Committee for Euro-Mediterranean Partnership of the Local and Regional Authorities (Italy)
  • FACM – Algerian Forum for Citizenship and Modernity
  • LCA – Association of Local Governments of Malta
  • APLA – Association of Palestinian Authorities
  • FEMP – Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces
  • Istanbul Aydin university (Turkey)


The Euro Mediterranean Charter for Equality Between Women and Men in Local Life is expected to be launched in the coming months. Follow @MedEquality on Twitter and on Facebook for updates and further information.


*“Promotion of Policies for Equality in the Euro-med Region” (ENPI/2013/311-826)