Brussels 2014 - A World of Possibilities!

From March 13-15, 2014 FAWCO held its 41st Interim Conference in Brussels, Belgium. The American Women's Club of  Brussels, as the conference host, welcomed some 110 delegates and their guests, representing FAWCO’s 12,000+ members worldwide.

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As the Conference progresses, open each day to get the daily agenda, presentations & videos associated with each session. The Daily Coverage will only be published once the day starts.

After welcomes by the FAWCO President and Host Club AWC Brussels, the FAWCO Officers give their annual reports, and our guest speaker speaks about Human Rights. This is followed by parallel meetings for FAWCO Reps, Club Presidents and other club members. The delegates enjoy a casual evening at the AWC Clubhouse with a A Walking Dinner of “Apple Pie & Waterzooi” and entertainment by "AWCB's Women of Notes".  Click COVERAGE for presentations, videos and photos.

The first full day of the Conference starts with reports from FAWCO, The FAWCO Foundation and FAUSA, followed by a presentation from the Expatriate Archives Centre. The morning continues with sessions on issues facing US citizens living overseas and special interest workshops.  The afternoon begins with Face-2-Face - an interactive session for delegates to find out more about FAWCO and ends with a session on "FAWCO and the UN".  The FAWCO Foundation Fun-Raiser finishes off the full and stimulating day. Click COVERAGE for presentations, videos and photos.

The last day of the Conference starts with the announcement of the winning Target Project and a presentation from the organization, followed by an exciting launch of the fundraising campaign. Keynote speaker Klaus van der Pas gives an impassioned speech about gender equality. The morning continues with clubs sharing best practices, FAWCO Reps and Club Presidents sharing issues, and the other delegates learning about human rights from our children's perpective. In the afternoon, the final general session follows development workshops for individuals and clubs. Click COVERAGE for presentations, videos and photos.

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Almost 30 conference goers were able to enjoy a tour of the European Union, including a briefing at the European Parliament.  Click here for the presentation.

Read FAWCO Blog from the UN Commission on the Status of Women 58th Session (concurrently happening in NYC)

       

 

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