Monica Carlsson, former AER Vice President for Equal Opportunities and Inclusion, passed away on Wednesday 3 April 2019
It is with great sadness that AER was informed of the death of Ms Monica Carlsson, a long term and active member of our organisation. Ms Carlsson, an elected representative of the Swedish region of Norrbotten, fought relentlessly, at home and in Europe, for fairer and more inclusive societies.
During her ten years at AER, she pushed the equal opportunities agenda in the network. Her work on gender equality as well as Roma integration will be particularly remembered. She is at the origin of the creation of an AER Vice Presidency for equal opportunities and inclusion and the streamlining of the equal opportunity agenda in the AER thematic committees.
Magnus Berntsson, AER President said : “Monica Carlsson has meant a lot to AER and her contribution has led to the network being a much more inclusive one. Being the founding mother of its Equal Opportunity group, she will forever have a legacy within AER. To the people who had the joy of knowing her she was a source of inspiration, support and guidance. She will be deeply missed.”
Mr Magnus Berntsson, on behalf of all AER members, would like to convey his condolences to her family and loved ones.