About the Conference

Organized by ATGENDER, The European Association for Gender Research, Education and Documentation, with support from the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) and Vilnius University (VU), the 2017 edition of the ATGENDER Spring conference is dedicated to building dialogues between gender researchers, activists, students, educators and policy makers.

The main goal of this conference is to address gaps between academic research and gender studies and the practice of gender policy making and implementation in light of current political and social issues in Europe. The conference invites participants to consider how to make gender research more accessible outside the academic community and how to make gender policy better informed by recent scholarship. It also urges participants to think about how to overcome the dualism of theory and practice in the quest for future gender equality in Europe.

This conference will consist of round table discussions, workshops, and panels. The topics of these activities will include:

  • Gender, Politics, Policies
  • Gender Based Violence
  • Gender & Media
  • Gender Mainstreaming & Gender Budgeting
  • Occupational and Educational Segregation
  • Genderifying Economic Analysis
  • Intersectional Research in the Making
  • Gender Equality in Academia
  • Men & Masculinity
  • Prostitution, Sex Work & Trafficking
  • Anti-discrimination & Diversity
  • Contested Reproductive Rights
  • Gender & Migration
  • Anti-gender & Homophobia

Please note the deadline for the Call for Papers has also been extended for the Spring conference! The new deadline for submission is January 16, 2017. Take up this last chance to participate in the conference as presenter! The Call for Papers is available here. Follow the instructions included in it and send your abstract, short bio and 3-items bibliography before the deadline.