Programme UWE Conference & General Assembly

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23-25 September 2022 

Venue: Acapulco Conference and Convention Centre, Kyrenia, Cyprus

Thursday 22nd September:  Informal welcome and cocktail at 8.00 pm

Hotel Acapulco, Reception Area 

Friday 23rd September: Conference “Women and Sustainable Environment” 

     Acapulco Convention Centre Acapulco, Hall: Premier 3 

The Conference is recorded and it will be available on our youtube channel starting September 24th: Universitywomenofeurope

9.30 – 10.00    Registration 

10:00 – 10.15  Welcome by Dr. Ferdiye Ersoy, Organising Committee; Gülden Plümer Küçük, CIR and Inan Barlas, President, TCAUW.

10.15 – 10.30  Welcome by Dr.Anne Bergheim Negre, President UWE 

10.30– 11.00   Presentation on Climate Change, Environmental Health, Public Health by Ceren Barlas,a young member of the Turkish Cypriot Association of University WomenMSc in Environmental Health at Harvard University, USA, Research  Associate in LCAT/DyME Group, at University of Exeter, UK

11.00 -11.30   Coffee Break 
11.30 – 12.00  Presentation on Marine Turtle Conservation Project (Mtcp) – Northern   

Cyprus Spotby Meryem Özkan as the project leader    

12.00 – 12.30  Presentation on Wildlife Conservation in CyprusJourney of Cyprus Wildlife Research Institute by Rianne Pilgrims

12.30 – 13.00  Presentation on Environment and Women by Prof. Serife Gündüz and Assist.Prof. Burak Ali Çiçek

13.00– 14.00    Lunch (a separate lunch for Presidents & CERs)

14.00 – 15.00     Workshop “Women’s Vulnerability in Climate Change” by 

  Dr. Başak Ovacık, VP Graduate Women International, CER Turkish     

  Association of University Women

15.00 – 15.30     Results and discussion

18.00                   Departure from Acapulco (place to be indicated at a later time) 

    Buses will be arranged to transport the UWE members attending

20.00 pm            Dinner at the Merit Hotel in Alsancak near Kyrenia

Saturday 24th SeptemberAnnual General Meeting UWE, Hall: Premier 3

09.30 – 10.00       Registration 

10:00-10:05        Welcome – President Anne Bergheim-Nègre

10:05-10:15        Adoption Agenda  

                            Minutes Report AGM 2021

10:15-11:00        Reports 

  • President Report by Anne Bergheim-Nègre 

  • VP’s Reports by Aisha Alshawalf, Pina Foti
  • Financial statement 2021, Budget 2022/2023 and proposal dues 2023, the

                        Balance sheet by Treasurer Annelies Pierrot – Bults 


  1. Collective complaints on violence against women, Anne Bergheim-Nègre
  2. Collective complaints against the 16 Members States of the CoE who accepted violence against women as violations of Social Charter. A vote is required to respect our Statutes, article 17 ” Only the Assembly can take the decision whether to take or defend any legal action. In an emergency an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Assembly shall be called”.
  3. Designation Anne Bergheim-Negre and a member of the board, Pina Foti. 

A vote is required to respect our Statute, article 18  “The Assembly will be represented in legal actions both as plaintiff and as defendant by the president and one member of the Board designated to that effect by the Assembly, who do not, by such representation, accept any personal liability in relation to any such actions”. Anne Bergheim- Negre is also designated as an attorney at law

  •  Erasmus project NETPOWER, Pina Foti

11:00-11:15        Elections

  • Presentation of the Candidate, 5 min
  • Presentation of the Candidate, 5 min

11:15– 11.30        Coffee break and voting

11:30 – 12.30       Annual Reports of the NFAs, 5 minutes each

12:30 – 12.35       Presentation Next Conference & AGM 2022

12:35 – 12.40       Proposals Next UWE Meet & Greet  

12:40 – 12.45       Election results

12:45 – 12.50       Farewell message Secretary General Roxana Elena Petrescu 

12:50- 13.00       Any other business

13.00 – 14.00      Lunch

17.30                    Departure from Acapulco (place to be indicated at a later time) 

     Buses will be arranged to transport the UWE members attending.

20.00 pm             Dinner at the ‘Tree of Idleness‘ Restaurant in Bellapais

     Brief visit to the historical Bellapais Abbey

     Buses will be arranged to transport the members attending.    

Sunday 25th September:  Optional tour (meeting time and place to be confirmed) 

Departure from the Acapulco  Hotel. Nicosia tour includes a professional guide and local lunch in historical Nicosia Büyük Han.

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