Preliminary schedule for the EUGenDem Final Conference 'European Politics, Equality, and Democracy'

25 May 2023, Thursday


9.00-11.00: Opening of the Conference & key note session 1: Challenges to European democracy and integration

  • Natasha Wunsch (Sciences Po, CEE & ETH Zurich): “European integration in the shadow of democratic backsliding” 
  • Elżbieta Korolczuk (Södertörn University & University of Warsaw): “Right-wing populism and (anti)gender politics in Europe”

11-11.30: Coffee break

11.30-13.00: Plenary panel 1: Critical perspectives on the informal in parliamentary politics

  • Jennifer Piscopo (Occidental College): “Gender and Informal Networks: Lessons from Women’s Strategies for Power and Change in the Americas”
  • Akwugo Emejulu (University of Warwick): “Ambivalent Activism: Contradiction as a Radical Democratic Praxis for Women of Colour Activists in Europe” 
  • Georgina Waylen (University of Manchester): “Informal institutions in parliamentary politics: Gender, power and change”
  • Laura Landorff (Lund University): “Intergroups in the European Parliament: Exclusive Arenas for Informal Civil Society Deliberation?”

13-14.00: Lunch

14-15.30: Plenary panel 2: Governance and knowledge for equality and democracy 

  • Ben Crum (VU Amsterdam): “Democratizing Economic Governance in the European Union”
  • Stefanie Wöhl (University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna): “Gendered International Political Economy Perspectives on Economic Governance in the European Union – Taking Social Reproduction serious”
  • Paul Copeland (Queen Mary University of London): ​​“A step-change in EU anti-poverty policy? Evaluating recent developments”
  • Anna Elomäki (Tampere University): “Transformative or ambiguous actor? Where does the European Parliament stand in terms of EU socio-economic governance”

15.30-16.00: Coffee break

16-17.30: Parallel panels 


26 May 2023, Friday


09-11.00: Keynote session 2: European Parliament in turbulent times

  • Nathalie Brack (UL Brussels): “The challenge of the Populist Radical Right in the European Parliament”
  • Johanna Kantola (University of Helsinki): “Gender, power, and democracy in European Parliament's political groups”

11-11.30: Coffee break

11.30-13: Plenary panel 3: Equality policies in the European Union

  • Iyiola Solanke (University of Leeds): “Protection from Intersectional Discrimination in EU Law - time for effective action?”
  • Petra Ahrens (Tampere University): “Gender mainstreaming in the EU policy framework and strategies in the European Parliament”
  • Amandine Le Bellec (Sciences Po Paris): “Shifting equality policies from the margins. The Common European Asylum System and the making of LGBTI rights in the EU''
  • Serena D’Agostino (VU Brussels): “Intersectional Discrimination and Romani Women’s Rights in Europe: Pushing the Equ(al)ity Boundaries”

13.00-14.00: Lunch

14.00-15.30: Plenary panel 4: Parliamentary and legislative ethnography: Gender, democracy, and practice

  • Nadia Brown (Georgetown University): “Doing Ethnographic Research as a Black Woman on Black Women Political Elites”
  • Jonathan Chibois (Laboratory of Political Anthropology, EHESS, CNRS): "Doing fieldwork in centres of power: the case of deliberative assemblies" 
  • Cherry Miller (University of Glasgow): “From Westminster to Brussels: Putting the ‘Parliament’ in Parliamentary Ethnography”
  • Sandrine Roginsky (Catholic University Louvain): “A decade of ethnography of the European Parliament: an evolution in the forms of legitimacy construction?”

15.30-16.00: Coffee break

16-17.30: Parallel panels


Program coming soon.