8th Annual Aleksanteri Conference
Aleksanteri Conference 2008Welcome to the 8th Annual Aleksanteri Conference
WELFARE, GENDER AND AGENCY IN RUSSIA AND EASTERN EUROPE
Dates: 10-12 December, 2008
Main venue: Helsinki University Museum Arppeanum, Snellmaninkatu 3
Organiser: The Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki
Co-organiser: The National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health (STAKES)
The conference will bring together researchers of various disciplines to examine the interrelationships of welfare, gender and agency in Russia and Eastern Europe during the transitional period. The approach is more multidimensional than usual – in addition to economic and social problems the agenda also includes bodily and sexual issues.
The themes discussed during the conference are for instance post-socialist welfare models, welfare services, ethnicity and migration, gender, civil society and agency, national welfare policies and transnational perspectives. The conference is connected also to the ‘Welfare, Gender and Agency in Russia in the 2000s (WGA)’ project, and to the sectors of welfare and democracy in the Institute’s new research programme.
As a part of the conference, International Development Collaboration
Read more about the conference themes.