Date(s) the 29/10/2019
„Women´s participation in political life” has been and will be on the high agenda of the Council of Europe and of the Congress, as a fundamental requirement of democracy and governance. An open society cannot work if half of the citizens is not represented and involved at all levels. As the Secretary General, Marija Pejčinović Burić noted in her answer to my intervention, that very few member states have reached at least 40 % representation of women. It is a task she will pursue very strongly during her mandate. The Congress itself has set the requirement that women must represent at least 30% in each of its 47 national delegations. This turned into a success story. In the current mandate 2016-2020 women constitute 65% of the executive of the Congress”. It was stated by Gudrun Mosler-Törnström.