UWE Conference 2016

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 https://cyprusturtles.org/    

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.

Report UWE Annual General Meeting Winchester

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The next day after Brexit, we met in England’s ancient capital for an inspiring conference about encouraging women into leadership roles

“What an enjoyable conference!” someone commented on facebook. To be sure, everybody had a great time! Even now resounds in my mind the rendition of the song over 70 people sung in chorus at the end of the Gala Dinner:

Winchester Cathedral                                                       We’ve come from Europe

Your church of renown                                                      To meet all our friends.

You stood and you wa-tched                                            We’re earnestly talking

As we came to town…                                                        Until the day ends.”

Thank you all for being a part of it,  this couldn’t have been possible without you.  Special thanks and congratulations to our host: Sue Ouvry and the organizing team from The Winchester LA,  for contributing to the success of the conference and their generous support.

Because “a picture is worth a thousand words”, I invite you to watch this short movie I made, some moments to remember, a pictures gallery also,  enjoy!

As usual, the last day we had Annual General Meeting, we were delighted with the presence of Germany and the Netherlands, although they resigned from GWI.  A new Treasurer was elected.  The key point of our meeting was the discussion about how to adapt the constitution and spontaneously an interactive dialogue was initiated on how can UWE stays a regional group of GWI and still keeps its seat in the INGO conference representing European women graduated?.  We kept calm… and voted an emergency clause, please see here the Minutes AGM 2016 . Click on the links to see the reports, invitation to next UWE Conference in Graz, Austria and other documents presented.

In the end, feel free to fill this evaluation form and express your feelings, we really need your feedback to help us improve organizing the next conference. Thank you!


For the board,

many regards,

Roxana Elena Petrescu
Secretary General









Programme UWE AGM&Conference 2016

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24th June

4 pm


Royal Hotel

6 pm

Mayor’s Reception

Abbey House

7.30 pm


Royal Hotel


25th June

9 am


Royal Hotel

9.30 am


President UWE

President BFWG

10 am

Hegg Hoffet Fund

Christel Moor

10.45 am

Coffee ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

11:30 am

Guest Lecture

Catherine Bearder MEP

Women’s Rights and Gender Equality


Lunch ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

1:30 pm


Patrice Wellesley Cole

Women Refugees and Migrants

2:30 pm


Adriana Ungureanu

Esther Neven

Julie Castrec

3:30 pm

Tea ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

4 pm


Workshop follow up & Forum

5 pm

Close Business ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

7 pm

Gala Dinner

Prior’s Hall

Guest Speaker: Prof Joy Carter

Vice Chancellor, University of Winchester

Musical Entertainment

10:30 pm

Return to hotels ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

26th June

9 am


Royal Hotel

9:30 am

Guest Lecture

Gloria Vessey


Coffee ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



National Reports


Lunch ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~




Tea ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



Summary/Conference 2017



Free Evening


Over 75 women going to Winchester: UWE Conference 2016 almost fully booked

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Encouraging Women into Leadership Roles

The University Women of Europe and the British Federation of Women Graduates are pleased to welcome over 75 women to the historic city of Winchester for the next Annual General Meeting and two days Conference.  It means the conference facilities are almost fully booked. If you’d still like to participate be quick as places are limited.  Please know that payments are expected ultimately 31 of May! 

Our Conference theme will be Aspiration, Advancement, Achievement”  in order to encourage women into Leadership Roles.  Let’s find out what is the path to female leadership, why do we need raising aspiration through wider choices, experiences and more.We know women encounter challenges at work to utilize their strengths and obtain promotions to leadership roles, definitely scaled up actions are required to ensure economic empowerment of women, but let’s consider what our organization can do to improve and enhance the visibility of role models. As always, there will be time to exchange opinions and networking, the conference is open to all members of the University Women of Europe and their friends.


Conference Venue

Winchester Royal Hotel


Hampshire SO23 8BS

Rooms at the hotel are all full so if you’d still to come you’ll have to go to one of the other hotels.  


Useful travel information: UWE 2016 Travel Information   

Accommodations details and prices can be found here : UWE 2016 Accommodation V1.3

A choice of four historic tours on Monday, 27th June  and prices can be found here: Historic Tours Flyer V1.1

  • Participation Fee Full Conference Early bird (paid before 31st March 2016): £125;
  • Full Conference – Late Booking (1st April – 27th May): £150
  • Full Conference – Young Member (for delegates born after 1980 or still studying): £100
  • One day Conference Early Bird (by 31st March): £60;
  • One day Conference – Late Booking (1st April – 27th May): £70;
  • Dinner on Friday evening at Royal Hotel (optional): £17;
  • Gala Dinner on Saturday evening* (optional): £42.

Non-members are welcome: they pay 30 Euro’s more and are an independant member for a year. Giving a reduction on the fee for the Meet and Greet the next year (usually in May) .

The Conference fee includes hire of venue, tea/coffee on Friday arrival, tea/coffee and lunch on Sat and Sun, speakers’ administration costs and UWE travel fund.

Gala Dinner will be held in medieval Priors Hall in the Inner Close of the cathedral. It is on the first floor of the Deanery but a stair lift is available. The cost of £42 per head includes a welcoming glass of Hampshire sparkling wine or elderflower, a 3-course meal based on local produce. Our guest speaker is Professor Joy Carter, Vice – Chancellor of Winchester University. It is fully bookedThere is currently a waiting list.

We have a simple online registration form that enables you to register in minutes. Click here to register now.

PLEASE NOTE: All payment must be made by 31st May 2016 as the organisation needs to pay several reservations for the locations in advance. 

There will be no refunds for non-attendance. Please ensure that you have travel insurance to cover cancellation.

Please use the following method:

Bank to Bank Transfer Please use your name as a reference for your booking.

Account Name        BFWGUWE2016

Account Number    89172744

Sort code                 558126

IBAN                          GB49NWBK55812689172744

IBANBIC                    NWBKGB2L

Bank Address          Nat West Bank 105 High Street Winchester Hants UK

Save the date: UWE AGM and conference 24th-27th of June 2016

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InvitationThe UWE Board and the Board of BFWG have the pleasure of inviting you for the UWE Conference 2016 in Winchester on the 24th of June until the 27th of June 2016. The theme is one of the UWE action themes:

Encouraging Women into Leadership Roles

Conference Venue: Winchester Royal Hotel, St Peter Street, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8BS UK.
www.sjhotels.co.uk/hotels/winchesterroyalhotel/ Rooms at the hotel have been provisionally reserved for delegates. Please let us know soon if you are planning to come at uwewinchester2016@gmail.com
Further information will be posted on the UWE website: www.uweboard.wordpress.com including

  • Details of registration ● Accommodation
  • Conference Programme ● Outings on Monday 27th June

All enquiries by email to uwewinchester2016@gmail.com. If you would like to run a workshop on any aspect of the conference theme, Please contact the UWE Board on uwewinchester2016@gmail.com