The Zonta e-Club of Finland 1, Europe's first e-Club, organized a trip to the European Interdistrict Seminar in Vienna in February. Six members of the e-Club and 13 members of other Zonta clubs traveled together to participate in the seminar, as well as get to know how other organizations in Vienna and network with them.
Before the seminar, the group visited the office of Women Against Violence Europe (WAVE) in Vienna. WAVE is a network of 125 organizations in Europe.
WAVE Managing Director Maria Rösslhumer gave the Zontians an interesting presentation about how WAVE and Austrian Women’s Shelter Network and Women's Helpline are working. She also talked about legislation. Andrada Filip, who works as project coordinator, then talked about WAVE and its activities. Both presentations were high quality and informative, and inspired lively discussion.
(Left picture, L to R: Zonta e-Club of Finland President Erja Lindholm, Rösslhumer and Zontian Katriina Järvenpää; right picture: WAVE representatives and the group of Finnish Zontians)