8th of March 2019

Dear colleagues,

The themes for the International Women’s Day 2019 have been announced as #BalanceforBetter and "Think Equal, Build Smart and Innovate for Change". EWORA takes this opportunity to put the spotlight once again on the low representation of women in higher education, research and leadership and the need to make the necessary changes in academic institutions to achieve a more balanced and equal environment.
According to the United Nations figures, Spain’s present “pro gender equality cabinet” is a unique example as the world’s pioneer cabinet with the highest level of women representation. In this regard, European Women Rectors Association would like to bestow the distinction of "EWORA Honorary Award 2019" on Mr. Pedro Sanchez, the President of the Spanish Government. It is an honour for EWORA to present this award to Mr. Pedro Sanchez in a ceremony that will be hosted by the City of Malmö at Old Town Hall “Rådhuset” on May 13, 2019. We are pleased to invite all academic leaders to attend the 6th EWORA Conference and join to this ceremony.  (

On this International Women’s Day, European Women Rectors Association would like to wish you all peace and happiness with the hopes of increasing collaboration to enhance diversity and inclusion in higher education. 
European Women Rectors Association - EWORA  
8 march