Workshop: Assessing Gender Democracy in Europe

WP 4 - Justice, Democracy and Gender 

WP 4 events 

Belfast, 12-13 November 2009

Organised by the Centre for the Advancement of Women in Politics, Queen’s University Belfast

The workshop will bring together leading experts on gender research and is intended to provide an opportunity for indepth discussion on the national case studies that assess the quality of gender democracy as between the EU and member states.

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Thursday 12 November

09:30 - 09:45
Introduction: Gender justice and democracy in the context of the RECON project
Yvonne Galligan, Queen's University Belfast
09:45 - 10:15

A methodology for assessing gender democracy in the EU

Findings from the supranational level

Yvonne Galligan and Sara Clavero, Queen's University Belfast

10:15 - 11:00

Nicole Doerr, Free University of Berlin

Marian Sawer, Australian National University

Linda Trimble, University of Alberta  

11:00 - 11:30
11:30 - 13:00
Findings from the national studies: Austria and Hungary
Nora Gresch, University of Vienna

Roza Vadja, Eötvös Loránd University

Discussant: Marian Sawer, Australian National University 

13:00 - 14:30
14:30 - 16:00
Findings from the national studies: Greece and Croatia
Yota Papageorgiou, University of Crete

Marjeta Šinko, University of Zagreb

Discussant: Linda Trimble, University of Alberta


Friday 13 November

09:00 - 10:30

Findings from the national studies: Spain and Poland
Sara Clavero, Queen’s University Belfast

Katarzyna Zielińska, Jagiellonian University of Krakow

Discussant: Nicole Doerr, Free University of Berlin

10:30 - 11:15

Women’s rights in Turkey as a gauge of its European vocation
The adultery and the headscarf debates
Nora Fisher Onar, Bahçeşehir University
Discussant: Victoria Montgomery, Queen’s University Belfast

11:15 - 11:45


11:45 - 13:15

Three models for reconstituting democracy in Europe - from a gender perspective

Yvonne Galligan and Sara Clavero, Queen's University Belfast
Open discussion

13:15 - 13:30

Closing remarks


 For more information, please contact Sara Clavero.