Spring Conference 2017
In Vilnius, Lithuania, ATGENDER held the 2017 Spring Conference with support from the European Institute for Gender Studies (EIGE) and the Institute of International Relations and Political Science (IIRPS) at 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 2017 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 cannot thank enough EIGE, Vilnius University, our interns Sierra Kane, Tarah Paul and Eva Leza, and all participants who contributed to the success of this Spring Conference!