Workshop

Gender Justice and Democracy in the European Union

WP 4 - Justice, Democracy and Gender 

WP 4 events 

Belfast, 28-29 September 2007

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

Workshop summary (D14) (pdf)


The workshop will bring together leading experts on democracy in the EU as well as scholars of gender politics, gender activists and officials across Europe. The main goal is to map the status of gender equality in current EU institutional arrangements and policies and to discuss how gender justice and democracy can best be fostered in the future.

The workshop is organized around a number of key themes, including:


  • The evolution of gender equality in the EU
  • Feminist perspectives on justice
  • Gender in EU constitution-making
  • Women’s political representation
  • Civil society mobilization
  • Varieties of feminisms / gender identities

 

Programme

PDF version of programme

Friday 28 September


14:30
Welcome coffee

SESSION I
Chair: Elizabeth Meehan, Queen's University Belfast
15:00

Introduction
Yvonne Galligan, Queen's University Belfast
15:10
RECON project: A gender perspective
Angela Liberatore, European Commission (tbc)
15:30 
OPENING ADDRESS:
The European Union and gender equality - From the Treaty of Rome to gender democracy
Agnes Hubert, European Commission
16:00 
Feminist approaches to gender justice
Cathrine Holst, ARENA - University of Oslo
Discussants:     Marina Calloni, University of Milan-Biccoca
                      Beatrice Halsaa, University of Oslo
                     
17:00 
Discussion 
19:00
Dinner
 
 

Saturday 29 September



 

SESSION II
Chair: Sally Wheeler, Queen's University Belfast
 

09:30

Gender in EU Constitution-Building
Jo Shaw, University of Edinburgh
Discussants:     Fiona Beveridge, University of Liverpool
                      John Erik Fossum, ARENA - University of Oslo

10:30

Coffee 

11:00 

Gender and political representation in the EU

Sara Clavero, Queen's University Belfast
Discussants:     Johanna Kantola, University of Helsinki
                      Chris Lord, University of Reading

12:00

Discussion

12:30

Lunch

 


SESSION III

Chair: Robert Harmsen, Queen's University Belfast

13:30

The role of civil society and the public sphere in engendering EU democracy

Ulrike Liebert, University of Bremen
Discussants:     Therese Murphy, NWCI/ European Women's Lobby
                      Lise Rolandsen-Agustin, Aalborg University

14:30

Coffee

15:00

Feminist Identities if the Enlarged EU

Maria Heller, Eötvös Lorand University
Discussants:     Malgorzata Tarasiewics, NEWW Polska
                      Roberta Guerrina, University of Surrey

16:00

Discussion

16:30

Concluding Remarks: Gender equality in the future of EU democracy
Yvonne Galligan, Queen's University Belfast

 

For more information, please contact Sara Clavero.