Meeting Irish female candidates for the European Parliament election

Organised by “Women for Election“, Silvana Koch-Mehrin spoke on 12 February 2014 to a delegation of 20 female candidates from Ireland contesting this year’s elections on the local and European level. Silvana Koch-Mehrin shared her experience about being a female candidate and expressed how important encouraging women to run for a Parliament is to her, as the percentage of female Parliamentarians needs to rise.

Women for Election is an Irish not-for-profit, non-partisan organisation fighting for a balanced participation of women and men in political life.