Gendering  Democracy in an Enlarged Europe

Pan-European Conference

Masarykova Kolej, Prague

20 June, 2005



9.30 – 9.45                  Registration


9.45 – 10.00                Opening

Anna Curdova, Government Council for Equal Opportunities between Women and Men, Czech Republic


10.00 – 12.30              Panel Discussion:  ‘Gender in an Enlarging Europe’


Citizenship, Civil Society and Gender Mainstreaming: Contested Priorities in an Enlarging Europe

Barbara Einhorn, University of Sussex


Quota Systems in the Enlarged Europe

Zita Gurmai, Committee on Women’s Rights, European Parliament


The Impact of Enlargement on Women’s Civic Participation in CEE

Kinga Lohmann, Karat Coalition


Chair                Yvonne Galligan, Queen’s University Belfast


12.30 – 13.30              Lunch


13.30 – 15.00              Workshops

                                    1. Women’s Political Participation in CEE

Eva Bahovec, University of Ljubljana: Analysing female visibility in political institutions in Slovenia

Sandra Bitusikova, Matej Bel University: (In)Visible women in political and civic life in Slovakia

Ausma Cimdina, University of Latvia: Women's political participation in Latvia

Chair          Marina Calloni, University of Milano-Biccoca

Discussant  Sonja Lokar, CEE Network for Gender Issues

2. Feminist Mobilisation

Georgeta Ghebrea, University of Bucharest: Romanian women's campaign for change

Hana Haskova, Academy of Sciences – Czech Republic: Feminist mobilisation and changing landscape of women NGOs in the Czech Republic

Malgorzata Fuszara, University of Warsaw

Nelly Videva, University of Sofia: Feminist mobilisation

Chair          Pat Sykes, American University

Discussant  Svetlana Kupryashkina-McGill, Ukrainian European Women's Initiative 

3. Implementing Gender Mainstreaming

Sara Clavero, Queen’s University Belfast: Trafficking policy in CEE: a gender perspective?

Eva Eberhardt, Queen’s University Belfast:

Anu Laas, University of Tartu: Implementing gender mainstreaming in Estonia

Chair          Yvonne Galligan, Queen’s University Belfast

Discussant  Fiona Beveridge, University of Liverpool


15.00 – 15:30              Coffee Break



15. 30 - 16.30              Report from Workshops and Discussion



16.30 -17.00                Rapporteur’s Comments and Closing Remarks


Pat Sykes, American University

Yvonne Galligan, Queen’s University Belfast



17.30 – 19.00              Reception