Left to right: Elizabeth Vilagomez, Mónica Rossi, Ida Gram, Mª Helena de Felipe Lethonen, Enricco Tezza and Eddins Higgins  
     
 
AFAEMME will interview, along with its partners on the project "Woman and Mobility: obstacles and solutions for women in the ICT sector ", to businesswomen of Spain, Italy and Ireland in order to diagnose which are the main obstacles that women find in the Information and Communication Technology sector (ICTs)
The Association of Organisations of Mediterranean Businesswomen (AFAEMME) will interview a series of Spanish businesswomen in order to diagnose which are the main obstacles that women face in the ICT sector in Spain.

The International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization, based in Turin, Italy is the leader of the project co-financed by the European Commission "Woman and Mobility: obstacles and solutions for women in the ICT sector", which will interview, with the support of the Italian Institute of Training (IAL), businesswomen of this sector in Italy. The organization in charge of making the interviews in Ireland will be SIPTU, the Irish Services, Industrial, Professional and Technical Union, also a partner in this project.

In addition to the interviews, AFAEMME will develop a specific section in its Website on labour mobility (www.womenmobility.org) where the results of the project will be posted.

Apart form this; a report for the European Commission will be generated in order to assure that new measures are created that help overcome the obstacles that where found.

The President of AFAEMME, Mrs. MĒ Helena de Felipe Lehtonen, participated in the "Second Congress of Business Women from the Area of the Adriatic and the Ionio Seas"

The President of AFAEMME, Mrs. MĒ Helena de Felipe Lehtonen participated in the "Second Congress of Business Women from the Area of the Adriatic and the Ionio Seas" that took place during the month of May in Ancona (Italy).


Left to right: Luciana Frontini (Esecutive Ancona Chamber of Commerce) MĒ Helena De Felipe Lehtonen (President AFAEMME ), Jadranka Radovanic (President of A.I.C. Forum) and Cristina Gorajski (President of the Committee for the Promotion of the Female Entrepreneurship - Ancona Chamber of Commerce).

The event was an excellent opportunity to interchange ideas about the situation of the business woman in the European labour market and to analyze which are the opportunities that the new Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) market can offer to businesswomen.

Mrs. de Felipe spoke about the projects that AFAEMME has carried out for the European Commission throughout these last four years on the elimination of gender stereotypes in the European the labour and business markets and about labour mobility.

Mrs. de Felipe also spoke about the efforts AFAEMME is making to encourage common activities between the main business organisations of the Mediterranean countries, as well as to promote networks in order to do projects that fortify the role of businesswomen and women directors in the world. With this, and with events and campaigns directed to public authorities and institutions, a positive influence can be established in the public opinion in order to determine the role of women in the business scope and collaborate in the creation of formal structures such as coalitions or policies that consolidate the participation of women in the economic world, providing it with better business relations based on gender equality.