About us

The European Research Council (ERC) funded research project “Gender, party politics and democracy in Europe: A study of European Parliament’s party groups” (EUGenDem) provides a systematic analysis of the gendered policies and practices of the political groups in the European Parliament (EP). The five-year (2018-2023) research project is funded by the ERC Consolidator Grant. EUGenDem is a collaborative research project that addresses crucial questions about the gendered and gendering policies and practices of European party politics.

The research and analysis conducted during the project has led to over 70 scientific publications so far. For more information, please check out the Publications page. A major achievement has been the publishing of the edited volume on ‘European Parliament’s Political Groups in Turbulent Times‘ (2022).

The project team has included: Professor Johanna Kantola as the Principal Investigator; Dr Anna Elomäki and Dr Petra Ahrens as Senior Researchers; Dr Cherry Miller and Dr Barbara Gaweda as Postdoctoral Researchers; and Dr Valentine Berthet and Liliia Antoniuk as PhD students. Dr Berthet completed her doctoral degree within EUGenDem in September 2022. For more info about the team, please check the About us page.

As of January 2023, the EUGenDem project moved to the University of Helsinki. You can find us here.