Spring Conference 2017

ATGENDER has been busy over the last few months!

We just returned from Vilnius, Lithuania where we hosted the 2017 Spring Conference with support from EIGE (European Institute for Gender Studies) and Vilnius University. The conference, ‘‘Bridging gender research and policy making: missing links, good practices, future scenarios,’’ attempted to bridge the gap between academics and policy makers on current issues, such as ‘‘anti-genderism’’ and homophobia, reproductive rights, diversity policies, education to gender equality, intersectional, and gender methods.

Alongside the panels, roundtables, and workshops, the conference also provided social activities for participants, such as a city walk, pub night, feminist museum tour, and an art exhibition. The ATGENDER Spring conference had over 150 attendees of European feminist scholars, activists, and policy makers who were able to connect! If you want more information about our Spring Conference, visit our official conference website.

At the General Assembly held during the conference, ATGENDER was also able to welcome five newly elected members to the board: Aggeliki Sifaki from Utrecht University (Netherlands), Katarina Lončarević from University of Belgrade (Serbia), Stefanie Boulila from University of Goettingen (Germany), Sabrina Marchetti from Ca’Foscari University of Venice (Italy), and Sibel Yardimici from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University (Turkey).

We look forward to the upcoming years with our new Board! We also want to say goodbye to the ATGENDER interns Sierra Kane from Utrecht University and Tarah Paul from Ca’Foscari who helped plan the Spring conference. Eva Leza from Instituto Avempace in Zaragoza, instead, will continue her internship through the Summer. We cannot thank them enough for their help, and thank EIGE, Vilnius University and all participants who contributed to the success of the 2017 ATGENDER Spring Conference! See you next year at the European Feminist Research Conference in Gottingen, Germany, September 12-15, 2018.