EUGenDem virtual workshop sessions coming back in autumn 2021

Following our 7 online events last year, the EUGenDem team will be continuing to organize our workshop sessions in the academic year 2021-2.

We are very excited to continue our conversations and discussions that began in the workshops in 2020-1. We will continue virtually to allow for maximal inclusion and participation. This year’s topics will include economic and social policy, gendered aspects of German elections, de-democratization, and racism in Europe among others. The last session of 2021 will be devoted to presenting EUGenDem project research and findings.

Session 1: Gender perspectives on EU socio-economic governance

6 October 2021, at 16:00 EEST

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

Anna Elomäki (Tampere University, Finland) and Rosalind Cavaghan (independent scholar, UK): Dead ends and blind spots in the European Semester: the epistemological foundation of the crisis of social reproduction

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


Session 2: Roundtable on German elections and their potential effects for gender equality and diversity in the Bundestag

4 November 2021, at 17:00 EET

Chair: Petra Ahrens (Tampere University, Finland)


Gabriele Abels (University of Tübingen, Germany)

Anne Jenichen (Aston University, UK)

Malliga Och (Idaho State University, USA)


Session 3: Gender, party politics, and democracy in Europe: Studying European Parliament’s political groups

19 November 2021, at 10:00 EET

Chair: Johanna Kantola (Tampere University, Finland)


Petra Ahrens (Tampere University, Finland)

Valentine Berthet (Tampere University, Finland)

Anna Elomäki (Tampere University, Finland)

Barbara Gaweda (Tampere University, Finland)

Johanna Kantola (Tampere Univresity, Finland)

Cherry Miller (Tampere University, Finland)


Session 4: National Covid-19 recovery packages from a gender and green perspective (in cooperation with the Fulda University of Applied Sciences)

9 December 2021, at 10:50 EET


Anna Elomäki (Tampere University, Finland)

Stefan Wurster (Technical University of Munich, Germany)

Claudia Wiesner (Fulda University of Applied Sciences, Germany)


Session 5: Racism, anti-racism, and the EU Institutions

25 January 2022, at 14:00 EET

Chair: Johanna Kantola (Tampere University, Finland)


Michaela Moua (European Commission Coordinator for Anti-racism)

Petra Ahrens, Valentine Berthet, Anna Elomäki, Barbara Gaweda, Johanna Kantola, Cherry Miller (Tampere University, Finland)


Session 6: Gender and Leadership in the European Parliament at Midterm

11 March 2022, at 11:00 EET

Chair: Cherry Miller (Tampere University, Finland)


Henriette Müller (NYU Abu Dhabi, UAE)

Sarah Dingler (University of Innsbruck, Austria) and Jessica-Fortin Rittberger (University of Salzburg, Austria)

Johanna Kantola and Cherry Miller (Tampere University, Finland)


More details coming soon!

All our events are held in current Helsinki time.

For inquiries about the workshop series, please contact Barbara Gaweda (