Parallel sessions

Parallel panels during the EUGenDem final conference.

1. Democratic backsliding and anti-gender politics in Europe, Room: Language Center Festive Hall

Chair: Mieke Verloo (Radboud University)

Cristina Chiva (University of Salford Manchester): ‘The future of Europe has come under attack’: Gender and the European integration of core state powers 

Adam Holesch (Institut Barcelona Estudis Internacionalis) and Piotr Zagorski (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid): EU's Global Influence: Responding to Russian Aggression, Upholding Democratic Values, and Addressing Populist Radical Right Challenges

Emanuela Lombardo and Lucrecia Rubio Grundell (Universidad Complutense de Madrid): Dealing with opposition against gender equality and LGBT rights in the EU:  The defense of equality as a fundamental EU value 

Vivi Säiläkivi (University of Helsinki): Passions in Parliament: A Proposal for a Broader View on (International) Political Agency and Its Failure 


2. Democratic impacts of the EU before and after accessionRoom: sh106

Chair: Katarzyna Wojnicka (University of Gothenburg)

Tiffany G. Williams (University of Jena): Building EU-ropean resilience, pacing EU-ropean integration: Strategic foresight for partner and candidate country reforms 

Davit Totadze (Human Rights Research Center): Political Clientelism Inside and Outside of the European Union: Cases of Poland and Georgia

Eli Gateva (University of Oxford): Democracy promotion and safeguarding after accession: Does the EU matter?

Didem Unal Abaday (University of Helsinki): Varieties of anti-gender alliances and democratic backsliding in Turkey: Fault lines around opposition to “gender ideology” and their political implication


3. Exploring the polarized public attitudes towards gender equality, Room: sh207

Chair: Valentine Berthet (University of Helsinki)

Melanie Dietz (Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main): The (Re-) Politicisation of Gender Equality: The Role of Social Threat and Political Ideology

Maarja Lühiste (Newcastle University): Do citizens' attitudes on gender equality affect candidate selection in list-PR systems? Evidence from European Parliament Elections 

Mariia Tepliakova (University of Salzburg): Gender Equality Attitudes in the EU: Assessing the Effect of the EU Policymaking 


4. Gender equality politics and far-right politics - side-by-side in the European Parliament, Room: sh304

Chair: Gabriele Abels (Universität Tübingen)

Lise Esther Herman (University of Exeter), Joseph Lacey (University College Dublin), and Julian Hoerner (University of Birmingham): Debating “Democratic Backsliding” in the European Parliament: A Discourse Analytical Approach 

Eleonora Stolt (Stockholm University): Releasing women from “over-protection” – the appropriation of feminist rhetoric in European right-wing politics 

Elena Frech (Universität Bamberg) and Sophie Kopsch (Université de Namur): Parent & Parliamentarian: The European Parliament as a Workplace for Parents 


5. Women in politics: activism, participation, intersectionality, and leadership, Room: sh307

Chair: Nadia Brown (Georgetown University)

Marina Muñoz Puig (Universitat Pompeu Fabra): Gender, social movements, and informal rules: where are the women in movement?

Pamela Pansardi (University of Pavia) and Elena Icardi (University of Pavia): Assessing obstacles and inequalities in gender political leadership and careers in the Italian case

Costanza Hermanin (European University Institute): Gendered leadership and sustainability 

Henriette Mueller (New York University Abu Dhabi) and Ingeborg Tömmel (University of Osnabrück): Pathways to Leadership: Women’s Careers Across the EU Institutions


6. Gender Equality and EU external relations, Room: sh319

Chairs: Hanna Tuominen (University of Helsinki) and Marjaana Jauhola (Tampere University)

Marjaana Jauhola (Tampere University): Disaster recovery as intersectional slow violence? Examining ECHO temporary shelter aid in the aftermath of the 2001 Kachchh earthquake and communal violence in Gujarat, India

Hanna Tuominen (University of Helsinki): The EU’s role in the protection of Women Human Rights Defenders. Examining the cases of Iran and Afghanistan

Katariina Mustasilta and Tyyne Karjalainen (FIIA): Speaking the language of (masculine) power - European Peace Facility, shifting frames, and implications for EU external action 

Marissa Weigle (TU Dresden / College of Europe): Global Gender Actor EU: Differing Interpretations or Consistent Narrative? 

7. Gender equality in Ukraine in the context of the European integrationRoom: sh204

Chair: Liliia Antoniuk (University of Helsinki)

Galyna Kotliuk (independent researcher)Decolonizing gender: EU integration and gender transformations in Ukraine 

Olena Strelnyk (independent; Technical University of Munich): Women’s rights and gender equality in war-time Ukraine: between the challenges of the war and European integration 

Hanna Hrytsenko (independent; Institute of Gender Programs): The role of women in the military in an overall movement toward gender equality in Ukraine (2014-2023)

Liudmyla Yuzva (independent; Sociological group ‘Rating’): Ukrainian media coverage of the war in Ukraine in terms of gender equality and European integration


8. Anti-discrimination, EU law and informal politics: where do we stand on minority rights?, Room: sh106

Chair: Päivi Leino-Sandberg (University of Helsinki)

Davide Gnes (University of Amsterdam) and Milka Sormunen (University of Helsinki): Pursuing political gains or protecting its turf? Explaining the European Parliament’s reluctance to counter informalisation of EU readmission policy

Arpita Chakraborty (Pathway Fellow, Irish Research Council): Lives Made’: Diasporic South Asian Women, Domestic Abuse, and Systemic Challenges 

Claire Burchett (King's College London): Exclusion with a friendly face: anti-antisemitism and the populist radical right on social media


9. LGBTQI rights in European politics, Room: sh207

Chair: Amandine Le Bellec (Sciences Po Paris)

Katinka Linnamäki (University of Helsinki): Not in Front of the Child: Illiberal Familism and the Hungarian anti-LGBTQ+ “Child Protective Law”

Charlotte Galpin (University of Birmingham): Cisnormative Britain and ‘Perverse Europe’? European courts, trans rights and narratives of national identity from EEC accession to Brexit

Daniela Alaattinoglu (University of Turku): Rights as Legal and Socio-cultural Instruments: Trans Rights Mobilisation in Sweden, Norway and Finland 

Laura Eigenmann (Freie Universität Berlin): The Co-evolution of the EU’s human rights identity and its LGBTI policy 


10. Different facets of policy change in the EU, Room: sh304

Chair: Paul Copeland (Queen Mary University of London)

Alba María Kugelmeier López (Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg): EU Gender Policy in 2020: A New Dawn or Have We Reached a Ceiling? 

Olga Jurasz (The Open University, UK): Digital rights, online violence against women and strive for equality: a challenge for digital Europe? 

Kathrin Zippel (Freie Universität Berlin): Top-Down and Bottom-Up: Scaling up University-level Intersectional Change Projects and Policy 


11. Re-democratisation: social movements and feminist resistance, Room: sh307

Chair: Emanuela Lombardo (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

Büke Boşnak (Istanbul Bilgi University): Feminist Resistances in Turkey: The Case of the Istanbul Convention 

Mojca Pajnik (University of Ljubljana): Feminist activism against democracy back-lash: experiences from post-socialist Slovenia

Sinem Bal (Boğaziçi University): European Network of Migrant Women: An Alternative Counter-Hegemonic Alliance for Democracy?

Katarzyna Wojnicka (University of Gothenburg): Fathers’ rights movements in the EU: mobilisation for or against gender equality?


12. European institutions, party politics and legitimacyRoom: sh319

Chair: Tyyne Karjalainen (FIIA)

Manuel Mueller (FIIA): European Parliament proposals for treaty change over the last 10 years 

Sanna Salo and Tuomas Iso-Markku (FIIA): Strategies of centre-right parties in response to the populist radical right

Marco Siddi (FIIA): European ‘Conservatives’ and Equality: The Case of Brothers of Italy 

Niklas Helwig (FIIA): Strategic autonomy and Russia's invasion of Ukraine: EU capacity and legitimacy 


13. Rethinking the EU governance and budgets in the Eurozone, Room: sh106

Chair: Anna Elomäki (Tampere University)

Laura Nordström (University of Helsinki): Power of expertise in crisis: the influence of experts in eurozone crisis

Matilde Ceron (European University Institute): Gender mainstreaming in the post-pandemic reconstruction in the EU:  a comparative assessment of the National Recovery and Resilience Plans 

Elena Zacharenko (Tampere University): Social reproduction as ‘non-work’ and the failure of EU gender equality policies 


14. Radical right and populist parties in European politics, Room: sh204

Chair: Katinka Linnamäki (University of Helsinki)

Marcella Mazio (University of Trento): How do populist radical right female leaders frame gendered discourses? Giorgia Meloni: “I am a woman, I am a mother, I am a Christian” 

Angela Bourne (Roskilde University): Democratic Defence as 'Normal Politics': What are effective responses to populist parties in Europe?

Alexander Alekseev (University of Helsinki): Democracy in Europe in Populist Radical Right Discourses: The Case of the Polish Law and Justice

Francesco Campo and Angela Bourne (Roskilde University)Mincing their words? On the moderation of populist style in Spain and Italy


15. Navigating EU integration processes and identity in Western Balkans, Room: sh207

Chair: Emma Hakala (FIIA)

Jeta Abazi Gashi (University of Leipzig): Kosovo’s Young Europeans: Understanding Constructions of Self and European Other through Photo-Elicitation.

Juliana Gjinko (Tirana University): The Impact of EU Conditionality on Albanian Politics. 

Jan Niemiec (Jagiellonian University Kraków)Challenging the EU: Turkish foreign policy towards the Western Balkans.

Meljana Bregu (University of Tirana): The impact transformative power of the EU in the Western Balkans. 


16. Feminist representation and leadership in parliaments, Room: sh304

Chair: Jennifer Piscopo (Occidental College)

Karen Celis (VU Brussel) and Sarah Childs (University of Edinburgh): Making Parliaments Feminist. Designing for voice and listening.

Orly Siow (Newcastle University): Is (Good) Representation Possible? Minoritized Women and the Westminster Parliament.

William Daniel (University of Nottingham) Deep and Wide: Quota Implementation and the Candidate Pool in European Elections. 

Josefina Erikson and Cecilia Josefsson (Uppsala University): The Emergence and Sustainability of Norms on Gender Balanced Leadership in Swedish Politics.


17. Human rights violations, emotions and norms diffusion in Europe, Room: sh307

Chair: Serena D’Agostino (VU Brussels)

Barbara Grabowska-Moroz (CEU Democracy Institute; University of Wrocław) and Zeynep Kivilcim (Bard College Berlin): Istanbul Convention, feminist legal activism, and the democratic backsliding in Hungary, Poland, and Turkey. 

Kerstin Hamann (University of Central Florida) and Jennifer Hudson (University of Central Florida): Intersecting Age and Gender: International Norms Diffusion, Women’s Representation, and Child Marriage in Europe.

Hannah Manzur (City University of London): Bordering gendered violence: Inequalities in violence trends at the intersection of gender, migrant-status and ethnicity during the UK’s Austerity and Hostile Environment regimes. 


18: Gender (In)equality and Abortion Politics in Central and Eastern EuropeRoom: sh319

Chair: Elżbieta Korolczuk (Södertörn University & University of Warsaw)

Elena Brodeala (University of Zurich & Sciences Po): Gender “Backlash” and Abortion Politics in Post-Communist Romania.

Barbara Grabowska-Moroz (CEU Democracy Institute & University of Wrocław): Abortion in Poland: When Abusive Constitutionalism Meets Women's Rights. 

Jakub Hudský (University of Wrocław): Populism and Reproductive Politics: the case of Czechia, Hungary, and Poland. 

Kriszta Kovács (WZB Berlin Social Science Center): How to Protect Women's Rights in an Autocracy?