30th August 2015 – 4th September 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
Prof. Charlotte Koren, University of Oslo
Prof. Oystein Holter, Centre for Gender Research, University of Oslo
Prof. Jeff Hearn, University of Huddersfield
Dr Trine Rogg Korsvik, PhD, Centre for Gender Research, University of Oslo
Ewa Krzaklewska, Jagiellonian University
Barbara Limanowska, European Institute for Gender Equality
Dr Zofia Łapniewska, London School of Economics and Political Science
Prof. Isabel Marcus, Buffalo Law School
Aleksandra Migalska, Jagiellonian University
Prof. Angela Miles, University of Toronto
Prof. Svein Mossige, University of Oslo
Prof. Monika Płatek, Warsaw University
Prof. Krystyna Slany, Institute of Sociology, Jagiellonian University
Prof. Kari Solbreakke, Institute of Health and Society, University of Oslo
Prof. Beata Tobiasz-Adamczyk, Chair of Epidemiology, Collegium Medicum, Jagiellonian University of Krakow
Dr Sławomira Walczewska, eFKa
Dr Katarzyna Wojnicka, Centre for European Research at University of Gothenburg
Dr Marta Warat, Jagiellonian University
Dr Anna Zachorowska-Mazurkiewicz, 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 – we cannot assume linear and unidirectional relation between gender equality and quality of life. This relation is shaped by cultural and institutional context in each country and the individual strategies adopted by the citizens. During this summer school we will try to explore the relation between as well as develop a policy recommendation and policy toolkits for policy-makers, both in Poland and Norway.
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.
Detailed programme of summer school will be available later.
The course will consist of roundtables with experts who will offer an insightful analysis in discussed topics. Each roundtable will consist of three presentations, touching upon the international debate on the discussed topic as well as describing Polish and Norwegian research and policies in each of the spheres mentioned above. During the afternoon sessions, the participants will take part in workshops focused on policy toolkit for Poland and Norway. The work will be based both on the outcomes from the GEQ project (survey, qualitative study) as well as participants’ research or PhD projects. Each participant will also present a paper based on her/his work related to gender equality in small discussion groups. Those methods will be accompanied by open discussion with scholars, practitioners and activists.
To complete the summer school, the participants have to:
1) Participate in all activities of the summer school (roundtables and workshops aimed at presenting participants’ presentation and developing toolkit). The total amount of contact hours: 45
2) Prepare a presentation based on the paper sent during the application process
3) Prepare a peer review to an assigned presentation.
Having successfully completed the course, all participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance and 4 ECTS credit points.
The course is designed for 20 PhD students and early-stage researchers, up to 4 years after receiving PhD. Applicants should conduct a research on gender equality and quality of life. Students from Poland and Norway will be preferred although also other may apply.
- Applicants from Central and East-European countries*: 50 Euros
- Applicants from Europe and worldwide: 100 Euros
The fee shall be paid by 14 June 2015.
The fee covers:
- tuition, study materials, coffee breaks and refreshments, lunches during the school, and certificate;
- wine reception at the opening of the Summer School;
- film screening;
- farewell party.
Arrangements for transportation, visa (if needed) and other expenses should be arranged by applicants on themselves.
For more information, and details on how to apply, see: http://www.geq.socjologia.uj.edu.pl/summer-school