Conference papers

Some of our most recent conference presentations and invited talks relevant to this research project are listed below as examples.

2022

Ahrens, Petra and Johanna Kantola. ‘Shining Pioneers? Green parties, gender parity and gender equality in the European Parliament’. European Conference on Politics and Gender (ECPG), Ljubljana, Slovenia, 8 July 2022.

Kantola, Johanna, Valentine Berthet, Petra Ahrens, Anna Elomäki and Cherry Miller. ‘Feminist Politics in the European Parliament: Findings from the EUGenDem project’. European Conference on Politics and Gender (ECPG), Ljubljana, Slovenia, 7 July 2022.

Miller, Cherry, Barbara Gaweda, Petra Ahrens, Johanna Kantola and Valentine Berthet. ‘”Real Science” and Witchcraft: Doing Feminist Research in the European Parliament’. European Conference on Politics and Gender (ECPG), Ljubljana, Slovenia, 7 July 2022.

Kantola, Johanna and Anna Elomäki. ‘Theorizing democratic practices and the European Parliament’s political groups’. European Conference on Politics and Gender (ECPG), Ljubljana, Slovenia, 7 July 2022.

Ahrens, Petra, Barbara Gaweda, Anna Elomäki, Johanna Kantola, Cherry Miller and Valentine Berthet. ‘Power, institutions, and gender: The role of national party delegations in the European Parliament’. European Conference on Politics and Gender (ECPG), Ljubljana, Slovenia, 7 July 2022.

Elomäki, Anna, Barbara Gaweda and Valentine Berthet. ‘Coalitions, opposition and internal tensions: gendered policies of the European Parliament political groups.’ European Conference on Politics and Gender (ECPG), Ljubljana, Slovenia, 7 July 2022.

Berthet, Valentine. ‘Gender, violence and activism in political institutions: the case of sexual harassment in the European Parliament.’ ODIHR expert meeting on Addressing Violence against Women in Politics, 1 July 2022.

Miller, Cherry. ‘Gendering Parliamentary Diplomacy in EU27-UK Relations: Findings towards an emerging research agenda’. 11th Biennial Conference of the ECPR Standing Group on the European Union, LUISS University, Rome, 10 June 2022.

Elomäki, Anna and Taru Haapala. ‘Constructing expertise in the European Parliament: Democratic legitimacy, political actors and the role of gender’. 11th Biennial Conference of the ECPR Standing Group on the European Union, LUISS University, Rome, 9 June 2022.

Berthet Valentine, Anna Elomäki, and Barbara Gaweda. ‘Democratic Practices and Political Dynamics of Intra-Group Policy Formation in the European Parliament’. 11th Biennial Conference of the ECPR Standing Group on the European Union, LUISS University, Rome, 9 June 2022.

Ahrens, Petra, Barbara Gaweda, Anna Elomäki, Johanna Kantola, Cherry Miller, and Valentine Berhet. ‘Power, institutions, and gender: The role of National Party Delegtions in the European Parliament’. 11th Biennial Conference of the ECPR Standing Group on the European Union, LUISS University, Rome, 9 June 2022.

Elomäki, Anna and Johanna Kantola. ‘Theorizing democratic practices and the European Parliament’s political groups’. 11th Biennial Conference of the ECPR Standing Group on the European Union, LUISS University, Rome, 9 June 2022.

Elomäki, Anna and Johanna Kantola. ‘Covid-19, democracy and gender in the European Parliament’. 11th Biennial Conference of the ECPR Standing Group on the European Union, LUISS University, Rome, 8 June 2022.

Gaweda, Barbara, Marco Siddi and Cherry Miller. ‘Gender radicals? European Conservatives and Reformists in the European Parliament’ in the seminar on Politics, Populism, and Gender in East-Central Europe, University of Cagliari, 26 May 2022.

Kantola, Johanna. ‘Holding up democracy and equality? Democratic and gendered practices of European Parliament’s political groups in times of populism and backlash’. Inaugural lecture of Distinguished Visiting Professor in Gender and the European Union, Institute of Political Science, Tübingen Universität, 11 May 2022.

Miller, Cherry. ‘Realizing gender equality in parliaments: Re-centring members of parliament’s staff’ in the panel ‘Lessons learned of ‘gender sensitive parliaments’ (GSP) researchers, Gender Equality in Parliaments: Expert Meeting for international stakeholders and academia, OSCE Office for Human Rights and Democratic Institutions, 31 March 2022.

Ahrens, Petra. ‘Transforming supranational parliamentary processes and practices: the European Parliament and its gender mainstreaming strategy’ in the panel ‘Lessons learned of ‘gender sensitive parliaments’ (GSP) researchers, Realizing Gender Equality in Parliaments: Expert Meeting for international stakeholders and academia, OSCE Office for Human Rights and Democratic Institutions, 31 March 2022.

Berthet, Valentine. ‘Support for and opposition to the EU’s ratification of the Istanbul Convention in the European Parliament’ in a workshop on ‘The new EU legislative proposals on violence against women‘ at the 8th Barbara Prammer Symposium, organized by the Foundation for European Progressive Studies and the Renner Institut, 24 January 2022.

2021

Kantola, Johanna. ‘Reframing the language of human rights? Political group contestations on women’s and LGBTQI rights in European Parliament debates’ in a workshop organised by the Centre for Britain and Europe, Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, University of Surrey, 11 November 2021.

Kantola, Johanna. ‘Parliamentary Politics and Polarisation around Gender: Tackling Inequalities in Political Groups in the European Parliament’. American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting, Virtual Event, 2 October 2021.

Elomäki, Anna and Johanna Kantola. ‘Feminist governance in the European Parliament: The political struggle over the inclusion of gender in the EU’s Covid-19 response’. UACES Conference, Virtual Event, September 2021.

Berthet, Valentine. ‘United in diversity? Framing future European integration through abortion politics in the European Parliament’. ECPR General Conference, Virtual Event, 30 August – 3 September 2021.

Elomäki, Anna and Petra Ahrens. ‘Contested gender mainstreaming in the European Parliament: implementation, opposition and outcomes’. ECPR General Conference, Virtual Event, 30 August – 3 September 2021.

Elomäki, Anna, Merita Jokela, Tapio Räsänen, Miska Simanainen, and Hanna Sutela. ‘The gendered impacts of the COVID-19 crisis in Finland and the effectiveness of the policy responses’. ECPR General Conference, Virtual Event, 30 August – 3 September 2021.

Gaweda, Barbara, Cherry Miller, and Marco Siddi. ‘What’s in a name? ‘Conservatives’ in the European Parliament: the case of the European Conservatives and Reformists group’. ECPR General Conference, Virtual Event, 30 August – 3 September 2021.

Kantola, Johanna. ‘Parliamentary Politics Polarize around Gender: The Case of European Parliament’. ECPR General Conference, Virtual Event, 30 August – 3 September 2021.

Kantola, Johanna and Anna Elomäki. ‘Covid-19, democracy and gender in the European Parliament’. ECPR General Conference, Virtual Event, 30 August – 3 September 2021.

Elomäki, Anna. ‘Gendered and de-democratizing effects of the EU’s economic governance in Finland: The case of the European Semester’. ECPR Standing Group on European Union. 10th Conference of the SGEU, 10-12 June 2021.

Elomäki, Anna. ‘Austerity and its alternatives in the Eurozone and Covid-19 crises: Battle of ideas in the European Parliament’.ECPR Standing Group on European Union. 10th Conference of the SGEU, 10-12 June 2021.

Berthet, Valentine. ‘Norm under fire: support and opposition to the EU’s ratification of the Istanbul Convention in the European Parliament’. ECPR Standing Group on European Union, 10th Conference of the SGEU, Virtual Event, 10-12 June 2021.

Gaweda, Barbara. ‘Framing the ‘social’ in the European Parliament: the European Pillar of Social Rights and party politics’. ECPR Standing Group on European Union, 10th Conference of the SGEU, Virtual Event, 10-12 June 2021.

Kantola, Johanna and Cherry Miller. ‘Gendered practices of the European Parliament’s political groups: A four-dimensional framework for feminist political analysis’, ECPR Standing Group on European Union, 10th Conference of the SGEU, Virtual Event, 10-12 June 2021.

Kantola, Johanna and Emanuela Lombardo. ‘Feminist counter strategies against radical right populists in the European Parliament’, ECPR Standing Group on European Union, 10th Conference of the SGEU, Virtual Event, 10-12 June 2021.

Ahrens, Petra and Johanna Kantola. ‘European Parliament’s Political Group Formation: Negotiating Power, Democracy and Gender’, ECPR Standing Group on European Union, 10th Conference of the SGEU, Virtual Event, 10-12 June 2021.

Berthet, Valentine. ‘United in Diversity? Different constructions of abortion rights in the European Parliament and their implication for EU values’, ECPR Joint Sessions workshop The Changing Politics of Gender in Times of De-Democratisation, 19-24 May 2021.

Kantola, Johanna and Emanuela Lombardo. ‘Feminist counter strategies against radical right populists in the European Parliament’, ECPR Joint Sessions workshop The Changing Politics of Gender in Times of De-Democratisation, 19-24 May 2021.

Kantola, Johanna and Cherry Miller. ‘Eternal friends or jubilant Brexiteers? Affective figures around Brexit in the European Parliament’, Finnish Political Studies Association Conference, Åbo Akademi, 10-12 May 2021.

Miller, Cherry. ‘From Westminster to Brussels: Putting the ‘Parliament’ in Parliamentary Ethnography’, presentation given to the University of Surrey Department of Political Science, 5 May 2021.

Kantola, Johanna. ‘Theorizing gender equality in the European Parliament: Perspectives on power and legitimacy’, Cevipol Annual Webinar on Legitimacy, Université libre de Bruxelles, 27 April 2021.

Kantola, Johanna. ‘Gender, Party Politics and Democracy in Europe: A Study of European Parliament’s Political Groups’, invited talk at the Gothenburg University Political Science Department Research Colloquium, co-sponsored by the the Centre for European Research (CERGU), 8 April 2021.

Kantola, Johanna. ‘The impact of radical right populism on gender equality in the European Parliament’, invited talk at the University of Bocconi, Dondena Centre Seminar Series. 22 March 2021.

Elomäki, Anna and Johanna Kantola. ‘COVID-19, Democracy and Gender in the European Parliament: Practices and Policies’. Gendered Pandemic: Covid-19 and Questions for Gender (In)Equalities Workshop, workshop organised by Emma Casey, Sarah Childs and MP Rupa Huq, 15 January, UK.

2020

Ahrens, Petra and Johanna Kantola. ‘Four Phases of European Parliament Political Group Formation: Negotiating Power, Democracy and Gender’. Reclaiming Futures: Finnish Gender Studies Conference 2020, 13 November 2020.

Berthet, Valentine, Anna Elomäki, Barbara Gaweda. ‘Political dynamics, power struggles, and intra-group policy formation in the European Parliament’. Reclaiming Futures: Finnish Gender Studies Conference 2020, 13 November 2020.

Miller, Cherry. ‘“Ethno, ethno, what?” Outlining how Parliamentary Ethnography can help us to better understand Parliament’s Political Groups’. Reclaiming Futures: Finnish Gender Studies Conference 2020, 13 November 2020.

Berthet, Valentine. ‘Norms under construction and contestation: between support and opposition to the EU’s ratification of the Istanbul Convention in the European Parliament’. Reclaiming Futures: Finnish Gender Studies Conference 2020, 12 November 2020.

Kantola, Johanna. ‘Gender, Party Politics and Democracy in Europe: Studying European Parliament’s Party Groups in Turbulent Times’. Keynote at the European Sociological Association (ESA) RN 32 Political Sociology Conference. University of Maynooth, Ireland, 28-30 October 2020. Available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0SvR3yK5UA&feature=youtu.be

Elomäki, Anna and Rosalind Cavaghan. ‘Gendered epistemologies of EU economic governance’. European Sociological Association (ESA) RN 32 Political Sociology Conference. University of Maynooth, Ireland, 28-30 October 2020.

Kantola, Johanna. ‘Gender matters in political decision-making: Lessons and good practices from Finland and Europe’. Keynote talk Gender Equality Days. Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Helsinki, Finland, 7-8 October 2020.

Ahrens, Petra and Johanna Kantola. ‘Four Phases of European Parliament Political Group Formation: Negotiating Power, Democracy and Gender’. ECPR Virtual General Conference, 26 August 2020.

Ahrens, Petra. ‘Gender Equality and Intersectionality in Supranational “Equality CSOs”: A Mountain Skyline?’ ECPR Virtual General Conference, 25 August 2020.

Ahrens, Petra and Anna Elomäki. ‘European Parliamentary Committees, Political Groups and the Implementation of Gender Mainstreaming’. ECPR Virtual General Conference, 24 August 2020.

Miller, Cherry. ‘Between Westminster and Brussels: Practicing ‘Parliamentary Ethnography’ in two legislative settings’. Virtual European Bi-Annual General Conference of Social Anthropology, 21 July 2020 and the ECPR Virtual General Conference, 24 August 2020.

Ahrens, Petra and Alison E. Woodward. ‘Populist and Right-Wing Parties, the European Parliament and Gender Equality Organizations: 2014-2019’, 27th International Conference of Europeanists, Europe’s Past, Present, and Future: Utopias and Dystopias, University of Reykjavik, Iceland, 22 June 2020.

*Elomäki, Anna and Rosalind Cavaghan. ‘Gendered Epistemologies in the EU’s New Economic Governance’, 27th International Conference of Europeanists, Europe’s Past, Present, and Future: Utopias and Dystopias, University of Reykjavik, Iceland, 22-24 June 2020.

*Gaweda, Barbara. ‘Lessons Learned? An Intersectional Look at the Responses to the Anti-Gender Mobilizations in Poland’, 27th International Conference of Europeanists, Europe’s Past, Present, and Future: Utopias and Dystopias, University of Reykjavik, Iceland, 22-24 June 2020.

*Miller, Cherry and Johanna Kantola. ‘Gender in Struggle: Representing and Contesting Brexit in the Political Groupings of the European Parliament’, 27th International Conference of Europeanists, Europe’s Past, Present, and Future: Utopias and Dystopias, University of Reykjavik, Iceland, 22-24 June 2020.

*Berthet, Valentine. ‘Discursive practices about the Istanbul Convention in the European Parliament: What’s the problem?’, International Symposium on Critical Policy Studies – Exploring the premises and politics of Carol Bacchi’s WPR Approach, Karlstad University, Sweden, 15-17 June 2020.

*Kantola, Johanna and Cherry Miller. ‘Everyday Activities of the European Parliament’s Political Groupings: Gendered Dynamics and Practices’, ECPR Standing Group on the European Union Conference 2020 (10th Biennial Conference), Luiss University, Rome, Italy, 3-6 June 2020.

*Kantola, Johanna and Emanuela Lombardo. ‘Democratic Practices and Backsliding in the European Parliament: Feminist Perspectives on the Politics of Political Groups’, ECPR Standing Group on the European Union Conference 2020 (10th Biennial Conference), Luiss University, Rome, Italy, 3-6 June 2020.

*Ahrens, Petra and Johanna Kantola. ‘Political Group Formation in the European Parliament: Same, Same or Caring for Equality and Diversity in Party Processes?’, ECPR Standing Group on the European Union Conference 2020 (10th Biennial Conference), Luiss University, Rome, Italy, 3-6 June 2020.

*Berthet, Valentine. ‘Opposition to the Istanbul Convention in the European Parliament: Discursive Dynamics Between MEPs and Democratic Processes’, ECPR Standing Group on the European Union Conference 2020 (10th Biennial Conference), Luiss University, Rome, Italy, 3-6 June 2020.

*Elomäki, Anna. ‘Party Political Struggles About Gender and Austerity in the European Parliament’, ECPR Standing Group on the European Union Conference 2020 (10th Biennial Conference), Luiss University, Rome, Italy, 3-6 June 2020.

*Elomäki, Anna. ‘Reconfiguring national policy-making: the gendered and authoritarian effects of the EU’s economic governance on national policy-making processes in Finland’, ECPR Standing Group on the European Union Conference 2020 (10th Biennial Conference), Luiss University, Rome, Italy, 3-6 June 2020.

*Gaweda, Barbara. ‘Framing the ‘Social’ in the European Parliament: the European Pillar of Social Rights and Party Politics’, ECPR Standing Group on the European Union Conference 2020 (10th Biennial Conference), Luiss University, Rome, Italy, 3-6 June 2020.

*Ahrens, Petra and Cherry Miller.Spitzenkandidatur Reloaded – Deciphering the 2019 European Commission President Election Process’, ECPR Standing Group on the European Union Conference 2020 (10th Biennial Conference), Luiss University, Rome, Italy, 3-6 June 2020.

*Ahrens, Petra and Anna van der Vleuten. ‘Cracks in the mirror! Reorganizations of the European Commission and implications for interinstitutional dynamics’, ECPR Standing Group on the European Union Conference 2020 (10th Biennial Conference), Luiss University, Rome, Italy, 3-6 June 2020.

Ahrens, Petra. ‘Europäische Integration und das Innenleben des Europäischen Parlaments: Fraktionen, Ausschüsse und Gleichstellungspolitiken’, Invited talk for the Research Colloquium of the Institute of Political Science (IfP), Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, Germany, 21 May 2020.

*Kantola, Johanna. ‘Gender, party politics and democracy in Europe: A study of European Parliament’s political groups’, an invited presentation in the Political Science Department Annual Seminar, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 23 April 2020.

*Berthet, Valentine. ‘Opposition to the Istanbul Convention in the European Parliament: Discursive Dynamics Between MEPs and Democratic Processes’, ECPR Joint Sessions workshop “The Changing Politics of Gender in Times of De-Democratisation“, Toulouse, France, 14-17 April 2020.

*Kantola, Johanna and Emanuela Lombardo. ‘Democratic Practices and Backsliding in the European Parliament: Feminist Perspectives on the Politics of Political Groups’. ECPR Joint Sessions workshop “The Changing Politics of Gender in Times of De-Democratisation“, Toulouse, France, 14-17 April 2020.

*Ahrens, Petra, Barbara Gaweda, and Johanna Kantola. ‘Reframing the Language of Human Rights? Anti-Gender and Religious Frames in European Parliament Debates’, ECPR Joint Sessions workshop “Right-Wing Populism, Religion and Gender: Dynamics and Implications“, Toulouse, France, 14-17 April 2020.

*Miller, Cherry. ‘Between Westminster and Brussels: Insights from conducting ethnography in two parliamentary settings’, PSA Annual International Conference, Edinburgh, UK, 6-8 April 2020.

*Elomäki, Anna. ‘The strategic silence about gender in the European Parliament’s economic governance policies’, Annual Conference of the Finnish Political Science Association, Tampere, Finland, 12-13 March 2020.

*Gaweda, Barbara. ‘Winding trajectories: Europeanization and gender equality policy implementation in Poland’, Annual Conference of the Finnish Political Science Association, Tampere, Finland, 12-13 March 2020.

*Kantola, Johanna and Valentine Berthet. ‘Gender, violence and political institutions: Struggles over sexual harassment in the European Parliament’, Annual Conference of the Finnish Political Science Association, Tampere, Finland, 12-13 March 2020.

*Kantola, Johanna and Cherry Miller. ‘Everyday activities of the European Parliament’s political groups in populist times’, Annual Conference of the Finnish Political Science Association, Tampere, Finland, 12-13 March 2020.

Kantola, Johanna and Cherry Miller. ‘European Parliament’s political groups in populist times: Intergroup and intragroup activities’. Paper presented at Eurosceptic Contestations in EU Legislative Politics Workshop, Freie Universität Berlin, 9th February 2020.

Kantola, Johanna.’Gender Equality and Political Representation in Europe and Finland in Populist Times’. Women in Politics practitioner seminar organized by Praxis, Tallinn, Estonia, 28 January 2020.

Kantola, Johanna and Cherry Miller. ‘Gendered leadership in the European Parliament’s Political Groups’. A paper presented in Women and Leadership in the European Union International Author Conference, University of Osnabruck, 9-11 January 2020.

 

*Events/talks cancelled due to COVID19 restrictions.

2019

Kantola, Johanna. ‘Gender, Democracy and Party Politics in Europe: A Study of European Parliament’s Political Groups’. Invited public lecture at the Amsterdam Research Centre for Gender and Sexuality, University of Amsterdam, 13 December 2020.

Kantola, Johanna. ‘The impact of radical right populism on gender equality in the European Parliament’. Invited talk in the Left Alliance Women’s conference, 30 November 2019, Helsinki, Finland.

Miller, Cherry. ‘From Westminster to Brussels: Decisions, Debates and Productive Tensions in Parliamentary Ethnography and Gender’. Presentation given to the Gender and Politics Research Seminar, Uppsala University, Sweden, 21 November 2019.

Kantola, Johanna. ‘Gender equality – across different contexts and policies’. Invited presentation in European Parliament’s GUE/NGL Study Days, Helsinki, Finland, 20 November 2019.

Kantola, Johanna and Emanuela Lombardo. ‘European integration and disintegration: Feminist perspectives on democracy and de-democratization’. “De-Democratisation, Gender and the Politics of Exclusion in Europe” Jean Monnet grant funded workshop 6-8 November 2019, Baeza, Spain

Elomäki, Anna. ‘Feminist analysis EU economic governance: towards a framework’. Paper presented at the FiDiPro workshop: Social Science for the C21st, Helsinki, Finland, 7 October 2019.

Ahrens, Petra and van der Vleuten, Anna. ‘The strategic use of the subsidiarity argument in the European Parliament in debates about gender equality’. Paper presented at the ECPR General Conference, University of Wrocław, Poland, 5 September 2019.

Gaweda, Barbara. ‘War on “Genderism” in Poland: An Intersectional Look at the Responses Dealing with a Campaign that Became Governmental Policy’. Paper presented at the ECPR General Conference, University of Wrocław, Poland, 5 September 2019.

Elomäki, Anna. ‘Struggles about gender and the economy in the European Parliament’s economic governance debates’. Paper presented at the UACES 49th Annual Conference, University of Lisbon, Portugal, 3 September 2019.

Gaweda, Barbara. ‘A Critical Frame Analysis of the Trajectories of Resistance in the Implementation of Gender Equality Policies in Poland”. Paper presented at the UACES 49th Annual Conference, University of Lisbon, Portugal, 3 September 2019.

Ahrens, Petra and Woodward, Alison. ‘Socio-Economic Changes, the European Parliament and Gender Equality Organisations’. Paper presented at the 14th European Sociological Association Conference ‘Europe and Beyond: Boundaries, Barriers and Belonging’, Manchester, UK, 22 August 2019.

Kantola, Johanna and Miller, Cherry. ‘Everyday activities of the European Parliament’s political groupings: Gendered dynamics and practices’. Paper presented at the European Conference on Politics and Gender, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 4-6 July 2019.

Elomäki, Anna. ‘Gendered struggles about the EU economic governance in the European Parliament’. Paper presented at the European Conference on Politics and Gender, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 4-6 July 2019.

Berthet, Valentine and Kantola, Johanna. ‘Gender, violence and political institution: struggles over sexual harassment in the European Parliament’. Paper presented at ECPR Joint Sessions workshop, UCL Mons, Belgium, 8-12 April 2019; and, at the European Conference on Politics and Gender, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 6 July 2019.

Berthet, Valentine. ‘Sexual Harassment in the European Parliament: the staff mobilizes around the #metoo campaign’. Paper presented at the European Conference on Politics and Gender, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 4 July 2019.

Kantola, Johanna and Koivunen, Anu. ‘Too much, too little? Comparing #Metoo campaigns in Finnish and Swedish politics and media’. Paper presented at the European Conference on Politics and Gender, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 4 July 2019.

Ahrens, Petra and Lang, Sabine. ‘What to do when the zipper breaks? Preferential voting systems and the implementation of party quotas in German Länder’. Paper presented at the European Conference on Politics and Gender, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 4 July 2019.

Ahrens, Petra and Scheele, Alexandra. ‘Minimum Wage, Pay Transparency Law and Temporary Part-Time: Will there be more Gender Equality on Germany’s Labour Market?’ Paper presented at the European Conference on Politics and Gender, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 4 July 2019.

Elomäki, Anna and Cavaghan, Rosalind. ‘Gendered politics and knowledge in EU economic governance’. Paper presented at the European Conference of Politics and Gender, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 4 July 2019.

Lombardo, Emmanuela and Kantola, Johanna. ‘European integration and disintegration: Feminist perspectives to inequalities and social justice’. Council of European Studies conference, Universidad Carlos III, Madrid, Spain, 20-22 June 2019.

Ylöstalo, Hanna and Elomäki, Anna. ‘U–Turn of Gender Equality Policy? Government Gender Equality Action Plans as a Technique of Governance’, NORA Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland, 23 May 2019.

Kantola, Johanna. ‘Gender and party politics in the European Parliament’. Keynote speech in Isn’t the EU also women’s? National Council of Women of Finland Seminar in Helsinki, Finland, 29 April 2019.

Kantola, Johanna. ‘Gender balanced representation and its significance in politics. How is gender equality talked about during elections’ Keynote in Gender matters? Seminar in Helsinki, Finland, 3 April 2019.

Elomäki, Anna. ‘Governing austerity: Governance reforms as facilitators of gendered austerity in Finland’. Feminist Engagements with Austerity, Bristol, UK, 11 January 2019.

2018

Kantola, Johanna. ‘European Parliament and Political Groups: Challenges and Opportunities for Gender Equality’. Keynote address at the Women in European Politics Conference, Athens, Greece, 2 November 2018.

Elomäki, Anna. ‘Economy as a gender equality question. In Quest for Sustainable Europe’, The Economy of Wellbeing, Brussels, Belgium, 19 October 2018.

Elomäki, Anna. ‘Economization of gender equality knowledge and expertise’. Paper presented at the ECPR General Conference, Hamburg, Germany, 24 August 2018.

Kantola, Johanna. ‘Publishing in Gender and Politics’. Roundtable participant at the ECPR General Conference, Hamburg, Germany, 22-25 August 2018.

Kantola, Johanna and Lombardo, Emanuela. ‘Populism and Feminist Politics: The Cases of Finland and Spain’. Paper presented at the ECPR General Conference, Hamburg, Germany, 22-25 August 2018.

Elomäki, Anna and Kantola, Johanna. ‘Gender equality and corporatist governance in the European Union: Social partners negotiating economic and social rights’. Biennial Conference of ECPR Standing Group on the European Union, Sciences Po, Paris, 13-15 June 2018.