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Programme (1998)

December 1998

PARIS October 12/13 1998

12 October, Monday

9.00-9.30 Registration
9:30-11:00 Plenary: Introduction and welcome
11:00-11:30 Coffee
11:30-13:30 Session 1
13:30-15:00 Lunch
15:00-16:30 Session 2
16:30-17:00 Coffee
17.00-18.00 Plenary - France
18.00  Reception
20.00  Dinner at suggested restaurants

13 October, Tuesday

9:30-10:30 Plenary: Glass Ceiling
10:30-11:00 Coffee
11:00-12:30 Session 3
12:30-14:30 Lunch in local hotel/restaurants
14:30-16:30 Session 4
16:30-17:00 Coffee
17:00-17:30 Planning and Future Developments

12 October

Plenary: Issues of Flexibility and Empowerment
Introduction and welcome Bruce Thordarsson, Director General ICA

Overview of Issues - Lou Hammond Ketilson, Canada
Women, Co-operatives and Flexibility: Work Within CECOP, Elisabet Mattsson, Sweden

Session 1: Integration of Women into Society
"Women and the Development of the Social Economy  The Social Economy and the Economic System - a Comparison between Sweden, Italy, and Russia", Ann-Marie Ahlander, Sweden
"Feminism, Co-operation, and Co-operatives", R. Smith, Canada

Session 2: Creating a Women-Friendly Economy
"Women's Economy, Men's Economy: Segregation Forever?". Vuokko Jarva, Finland
"Gender Equality in Employment and Management of Japanese Consumer Co-ops", Ms. Satoko Chikamoto, Akira Kurimoto, Japan

Plenary: Co-operative Development and Issues in France, Daniele Demoustier, Grenoble, France and Jean-Francois Draperi, CNAM, Paris.

13 October

Plenary: "Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling: The ILO and Gender Related Activities", Anne-Brit Nippierd, ILO; and "ICA Women's Committee Work" Maria-Elena Chavez, ICA Geneva

Session 3: Women in Management
"Eliminating the Barriers:  Women in Leadership Positions Within the Co-operative Movement", Marian Jeffries, Vice Chair, Co-op Atlantic, Canada "Problems of Women Entrepreneurship in Poland. Polish Business Women in Co-ops", Prof. Dr. Zofia Chyra-Rolicz, Poland

Session 4: Entrepreneurship and Development Strategies
The Role of Women Entrepreneurs in the Irish Credit Union Movement, Olive McCarthy State Policy and Women in Consumer Co-operatives, Galina Kisseleva and Natalia Prouttskova, Russia Women's Empowerment, Poverty Alleviation and Sustainability: Supporting Co-operative Strategies in a West African Micro-Finance Programme", Linda Mayoux, Open University, UK

Plenary: Planning and Future Developments

Organising Committee:  Lou Hammond-Ketilson (Centre for Co-op Studies), Elisabet Mattsson (Swedcoop), CRIDA, CGSCOP, Katarina Apelqvist, Alina Pawlowska (ICA Research Committee), Roger Spear (ICA Research Committee)