Europe and International Women’s Day 2022

Equality between men and women is one of the fundamental principles of EU law. It is also one of the European Commission’s priorities for two areas: an economy that works for people and European democracy.

In what ways do you think gender equality – treating women and men the same way – can improve the economy and our democracy? Why do you think it is an important principle?

To celebrate IWD 2022, BFGTOEU has teamed up with the Cork City Council Women's Caucus for the following activities:

Info sheet on awesome European women

This is an information point where you can discover some of the women who have and are shaping our Europe

Download the information sheet. Watch the video.

Sanna Marin, Prime Minister of Finland

Our #BreakTheBias Activities

Download two lesson ideas

Download silhouette game

Download the silhouette templates

This year, International Women’s Day is all about #BreakTheBias. Here is an activity to do in class before you meet the Cork City Council Women’s Caucus to discuss biases. We all have them. What can we do to break them?

Have the chat and think of questions to ask the Caucus.

Register for an interactive chat with the Caucus

Please fill out this form if you would like to connect through Zoom with the Cork City Council Women’s Caucus on 8 March 2022. The Caucus will briefly explain what they do.

They will be delighted to take all questions from students.

There will be two sessions:

  • 3rd and 4th class for 20 minutes at 10.45am (duration 15/20 minutes);
  • 5th and 6th class for 30 minutes at 11.30am (duration 20/30 minutes).