Luisa vinciguerra, Aabstract Tuusula Conference, October 2011
WOMEN FOR EUROPE – THE ROLE OF INNER WHEEL AS ONE OF THE WAYS FORWARD The long-running Project «WOMEN FOR EUROPE – THE ROLE OF INNERWHEEL» by the Napoli Luisa Bruni Club, falls fully into the category of possible«WAYS FORWARD» to which the Inner Wheel has been called this century. .Ipersonally, having participated from the beginning in the Project (conception, carryingout and successive developments), always feel that the main requirement for continuingthe research and the definition of the role of the Inner Wheel can and must be faithful toits mission of the Project, beautiful in my opinion, «A EUROPE FOR WOMEN,WOMEN FOR EUROPE: THE ROLE OF THE INNER WHEEL», and theachievement of the objectives connected to it.
The Inner Wheel must always be active, as a Service Club, within the EuropeanUnion, next to all the other NGOs (Organisations and Female Associations) whichrepresent the world of Women and which can bring an extra value to the development ofprogrammes to Women, in a broad and dedicated sense. The information campaignsand sensitisation actions are some of the activities which Inner Wheel, united with otherorganisations committed in the sector, should promote in order to achieve the Projectsobjectives. Four years after the first WfE both the complex merit and the evolution of the Projectemerge ever more clearly, necessarily connected to the new strategies created by theEuropean Union for the second decade, until 2020. I think of the European Institute forGender Equality (created in 2006); of the European Network of Women who occupypositions of responsibility (2008); of the Consultative Committee for equal opportunity(2008); of the European Observatory on the Social Situation, Demography and Family(2005), etc. I am hopeful that there will be a concrete, positive final outcome; a positive outcomewhich will be determined - also in large measure - by the same evolution which ourAssociation will have and how we Inner Wheel Women and Citizens of Europe, willknow how to commit ourselves in that sense, both within the Association and alsotowards other Women beyond our Association. Luisa Vinciguerra Past President National Council Responsible of International Relations in WfE Project Tuusula, 21 October 2011