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 accession, Room: 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 integration, Room: 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 legitimacy, Room: 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 Europe, Room: 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?