Summer School: Gender Equality and Quality of Life. Policy-making in times of new gender regimes

Summer School: Gender Equality and Quality of Life. Policy-making in times of new gender regimes

Time: 30.08.2015 – 04.09.2015

Organiser: Institute of Sociology, Jagiellonian University

Project Partners: Centre for Gender Research, University of Oslo; Institute for Health and Society, University of Oslo; Chair of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Medical College

Venue: Institute of Sociology, Jagiellonian University, 52 Grodzka Street, 31-044 Krakow, Poland

Application Deadline: 30 April 2015

Notification of acceptance sent out by: 15 May 2015

Fee payment: 14 June 2015

Course Director: Prof. Beata Kowalska, Institute of Sociology, Jagiellonian University

The summer school focuses on exploring the relations between gender equality and quality of life. Studies of gender equality impact on quality of life are not conclusive –linear and unidirectional relation between gender equality and quality of life cannot be assumed. This relation is shaped by cultural and institutional context in each country and the individual strategies adopted by the citizens.

The summer school consists of lectures, roundtables and workshops, which will introduce intersectional perspective on gender equality and quality of life. It will provide current research and debates as a basis for challenging discussion related to the following topics:

  • Gender regimes and economic constraints of neoliberalism
  • Gendered Violence
  • Men and gender equality
  • Women’s movement and activism
  • Inequalities, intersectionality and quality of life

The participants will explore various dimensions of gender equality in different context, discuss case studies related to each area and learn how to develop tools for critical assessment of gender equality policies.

Fees: Applicants from Central and East-European countries* (including Turkey) : 50 Euros Applicants from Europe and worldwide: 100 Euros

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