ATGENDER Spring Conferences

Since 2011, ATGENDER organizes a Spring conference every year. This represents a great occasion for members to gather and discuss relevant topics in the field. One Spring conference focused on education is followed the next year by one focused on policy making. On the third year, the bigger European Feminist Research Conference is organized. The next ATGENDER Spring conference (Gijón, ES, May 8-10, 2019) will be on ‘Feminist Teaching through Emotions, Feelings and Affects’. In 2020, the policy-related Spring conference will be held at Middlesex University (London, UK).


2017: Vilnius, Lithuania
Bridging Gender Research and Policy Making: Missing Links, Good Practices, Future Scenarios


Organized by ATGENDER with support from the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) and Vilnius University (VU), the 2017 edition of the ATGENDER Spring conference, attended by more than 150 participants, was dedicated to building dialogues between gender researchers, activists, students, educators and policy makers.


2016: Utrecht, Netherlands
Spaces of Feminist Learning and Teaching: Queering Movements, Translations and Dynamics


The 2016 edition of the ATGENDER Spring Conference was dedicated to spaces of feminist learning & teaching. The focus was on teaching and learning in queer and gender studies’ classrooms, broadly understood as spaces inside and outside the university, traversed by multiple urgencies and agendas, as well as informed by complex negotiations at personal, social, economic and political levels.


945513_597414293604524_1029465450_n2014: Barcelona, Spain
A New Agenda For Gender Equality Policies


The 2014 edition of the ATGENDER Spring Conference called for focus in the political field, because today more than ever, we need to forge links to progress in gender equality policies throughout Europe.


315921_597414586937828_630905960_n2013: Gothenburg, Sweden
Learning and Teaching in Gender, Women’s and Feminist Studies


The focus of the ATGENDER Spring Conference 2013 was Teaching and Learning in Gender Studies. In Gothenburg, feminist teachers, students, graduates and activists discussed learning and teaching gender in panels, roundtables and other events including a keynote by professor Sara Ahmed.


247002_224547540891203_7751674_n2011: Utrecht, Netherlands
Feminist Legacies – Feminist Futures: Connecting Research, Teaching and Gender Equality in Europe


The first edition of the ATGENDER Spring Conference focused on Feminist Legacies and Feminist Futures. With a total of 9 workshops and already starting preparations for future conferences, this ATGENDER Spring Conference welcomed 100 participants and was a big success!