We are very excited to announce the launch of the EUGenDem series of online workshops on gender and democracy in Europe.
COVID-19 restrictions have caused many of us to lose the opportunity to interact with each other and to discuss our research. To counter this, the EUGenDem team is organizing a series of workshops with both academics and practitioners to debate the polarized politics in Europe today.
Session 1: European Parliament’s political groups in turbulent times: New research avenues
14 December 2020, at 15:00 (EET)
Chair: Petra Ahrens (Tampere University, Finland)
Johanna Kantola (Tampere University, Finland): Gender and democracy in European Parliament’s party group practices
Valentine Berthet, Anna Elomäki, and Barbara Gaweda (Tampere University, Finland): Political dynamics, power struggles, and intra-group policy formation in the European Parliament
Cherry Miller (Tampere University, Finland): ‘Ethno, ethno, what?’ How Parliamentary Ethnography can help us to better understand Parliament’s Political Groups
Session 2: European Parliament’s political groups in turbulent times
22 January 2021, at 11:00 (EET)
Chair: Johanna Kantola (Tampere University, Finland)
Nathalie Brack and Anne-Sophie Behm (Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium): How do Eurosceptics wage opposition in the European Parliament? Explaining Patterns of behavior in the 8th legislature
Ariadna Ripoll Servent (EUI, Italy and College of Europe, Belgium): When words do not follow deeds: An analysis of party competition between Eurosceptic and mainstream right-wing parties in the European Parliament.
Tapio Raunio (Tampere University, Finland): Shaping the EU’s future? Europarties, European Parliament party groups, and the Conference on the Future of Europe
Session 3: Gendering Representative Institutions: Actors, Inner Lives, and Political Struggles
12 March 2021, at 11:00 (EET)
Chair: Cherry Miller (Tampere University, Finland)
Cecilia Josefsson (Uppsala University, Sweden): The toxic reality for young female MPs: On the intersection between gender and being young in the Swedish Parliament (co-authoring with Josefina Erikson, Uppsala University, Sweden)
Eva-Maria Euchner (Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Germany) and Elena Frech (University of Konstanz, Germany): Gender Quotas in the elections to the European Parliament: design, pattern and consequences
Session 4: Democratic backsliding in Europe and the opposition to gender equality
17 March 2021, at 11:00 (EET)
Chairs: Johanna Kantola (Tampere University, Finland) and Emanuela Lombardo (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)
David Paternotte (Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium) and Mieke Verloo (Radboud University, the Netherlands): De-democratization and the politics of knowledge: Unpacking the Cultural Marxism narrative
Andrea Krizsan (Central European University) and Conny Roggeband (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands): Reconfiguring state-movement relations in the context of de-democratization
Johanna Kantola (Tampere University, Finland) and Emanuela Lombardo (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain): Democratic practices and backsliding in the European Parliament: Feminist perspectives on the politics of political groups
Session 5: Mobilizing around gender and sexual and reproductive rights in EU institutions
29 April 2021, at 11:00 (EET)
Chair: Anna Elomäki (Tampere University, Finland)
Elena Zacharenko (Tampere University, Finland): Rise in anti-SRR and anti-gender opposition at EU level – backlash on progress or opposition to the neoliberal logic?
Lynda Gilby (Tampere University, Finland): Reproductive Politics and Universal Health Coverage – The impacts of right-wing populism on SRHR in international forums
Valentine Berthet (Tampere University, Finland): The Politics of Reproductive Rights in the European Parliament: what can we learn for European integration?
Session 6: Gender and politics in Covid-19 crisis: Including a gender perspective in responses and recovery
5 May 2021, at 18:00 (EET)
Chair: Sarah Childs (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK)
Jennifer Piscopo (Occidental College, USA): Entry Points, Activists, and Femocrats: Gendering COVID-19 Response and Recovery
Anna Elomäki and Johanna Kantola (Tampere University, Finland): Feminist governance in the European Parliament: The political struggle over the inclusion of gender in the EU’s Covid-19 response
Pauline Cullen (Maynooth University, Ireland): Responses to the COVID‐19 crisis in Ireland: From feminized to feminist (co-authoring with Mary P. Murphy, Maynooth University Ireland)
Session 7: Ethnography of parliaments in Europe (and beyond): A workshop and book launch
3 June 2021, at 13:00 (EET)
Emma Crewe (SOAS University of London, UK): The Anthropology of Parliaments: Entanglements in Democratic Politics
Sarah Childs (Royal Holloway, UK): Building Feminist Institutions: The Making of The Good Parliament
The workshop will include the book launch of Cherry Miller’s new monograph Gendering the Everyday in the UK House of Commons: Beneath the Spectacle (Palgrave Macmillan), with comments by Marc Geddes (University of Edinburgh, UK).
More details coming soon!
For inquiries about the workshop series, please contact Barbara Gaweda (email@example.com).