Wednesday, 01 October 2014

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09.30-10.00 International Day of the Girl Child
Ceremonial event on the Girls' Rights Bus with Stavros Lambrinidis, EU Special Representative for Human Rights, MEPs Véronique Mathieu, Jean Lambert, Edite Estrela, Director of UNICEF Brussels Phillipe Cori, Karen Schroh, Head of Plan EU Office, Daphne Dotsios, youth activist.

10.00-11.30 Learning for life?
Policy debate and launch of Plan International's report and global campaign on girls' education, Because I am a Girl. European Parliament ASP building, room A5e-3. To launch Plan's global Because I am a Girl campaign, our panel of experts highlight the role of girls' education in meeting the EU's development targets and discuss how the barriers girls face in accessing, and completing, a quality basic education can be overcome. Refreshments provided.

Hosted by: Véronique Mathieu MEP

Speakers: Marie Paule Roudil, Head of UNESCO Brussels, Kristian Schmidt, Director of Human and Society Development DG Devco, Maria Marinaki, Managing Director for Global and Multilateral Issues at the European External Action Service, Karen Schroh, Head of Plan EU Office, Daphne Dotsios, youth activist.

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