EUW (European Union of Women)

The European Union of Women (EUW) was founded in 1953 – even before the Treaty of Rome was signed in 1957 for the creation of the European Economic Community which was completed in 1958 – and has a consultative role in the Council of Europe and a Special Advisory role in the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC). It also contributes to the work of the European Parliament through the EPP Women’s Section and national MPs. EUW is the largest women’s organization in Europe, whose members represent women’s organizations and women politicians from conservative and liberal parties. Today it has 17 member countries in which it operates as an independent entity, as in Greece.