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The equality work in Norrbotten in focus

Published: 9 September 2016

Sharing good practice and drawing attention to the successful equality work done in Norrbotten.
That is one purpose with the Regional Equality Day, which is held in Luleå on September 14th.

Luleå University of Technology, Norrbotten County Council, the County Administrative Board of Norrbotten, Norrbotten municipalities and Luleå Business & Economic Development cooperate to promote an increased equality in Norrbotten.

To highlight the work done in the area, a Regional Equality Day will be held at Vetenskapens hus in Luleå on September 14th. 

The event will be attended by Mikael Damberg, Sweden’s Minister for Enterprise and Innovation, who will give a speech about the (un)equal businesslife.

Another speaker is Lena Abrahamsson, Professor at Luleå University, who will talk about the academy’s contribution to equality in Norrbotten.

During the day, the winner of the award for Norrbotten’s best equality work will be presented. Luleå University of Technology contributes with SEK 25 000 of the total prize amount of SEK 100 000. 

28 applications and nominations were received for this year's prize. Among the candidates are Paula Wennberg, project manager at the Center for Distance-spanning Technology at Luleå University of Technology.  

One of the jury members is Birgitta Bergvall-Kåreborn, pro vice-chancellor at Luleå University of Technology.

– To actively work with gender equality is very important for the university. It brings quality to both teaching and research. Gender equality ensures that men and women choose courses and careers that they are passionate about without limiting their decisions because of current gender stereotypes. It is a very important signal to our students and cooperative partners, says Birgitta Bergvall-Kåreborn.