EUGenDem workshop: Gender perspectives on EU socio-economic governance

The first in the 2021-2 series of EUGenDem workshop sessions on ‘Gender perspectives on EU socio-economic governance‘ took place on 6 October 2021.

The socio-economic governance of the EU has been seen as a critical juncture for gender equality at the EU-level as well as in member states. How are the policies of EU socio-economic governance and the knowledge underpinning them gendered, and with what outcomes for gender equality? What kind of political struggles underpin these policies? The Covid-19 crisis and the EU Recovery and Resilience Facility mark a shift in governance processes as well as content. What role does gender have in the Facility?

Chair: Anna Elomäki (Tampere University, Finland)


Muireann O’Dwyer (University of St. Andrews, UK) and Stefanie Wöhl (University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna, Austria): Gender in the EU Recovery and Resilience Facility

Rosalind Cavaghan (independent scholar, Visiting Researcher at University of Edinburgh, UK): Dead ends and blind spots in the European Semester: the epistemological foundation of the crisis of social reproduction (article co-authored with Anna Elomäki, Tampere University, Finland)

Barbara Gaweda (Tampere University, Finland): Framing the ‘social’ in the European Parliament: the European Pillar of Social Rights and party politics

Time: October 6th, 2021, 16:00 – 17:30 EEST (15:00-16:30 CEST)

The full program of the EUGenDem workshop series can be found here.

In case of questions about the workshop, you can contact Barbara Gaweda (