On 2 December, WIP and the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union launched the EU Women Caucus. The EU Women Caucus is a unique cross-party and inter-institutional network between female leaders of the European Union, created to improve the gender balance representation within the EU Institutions.
During the event at the Residence of the Italian Permanent Representative to the EU, Silvana emphasized the need for an influential network for the women leaders of the EU. Stefano Sannino, the Italian Ambassador to the EU, stressed the importance of the inter-institutional aspect of the project.
The President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, welcomed the initiative via Twitter: “Good to see strong female leadership in the European Parliament, European Commission and European Council with the launch of the EU Women Caucus today”.