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“Migrations, pluralization and ethnicisation in contemporary societies”: New empirical and theoretical prospective
26 aprile 10


This colloquium, related to the activities of the Work Group 18: “Ethnicity, migrations et citizentship” of the International Association of French Speaking Sociologists (AISLF), is expected to be the occasion of a review on new researches prospective on migratory movements and processes of ethnicisation in societies, related or not with the issue of migration.


Minding the Gap: Overcoming Gender Inequalities in the European Labour Market
30 marzo 10


Equality, based on gender, is a conditio sine qua non in achieving the European Union’s overall objectives in employment, social cohesion and economic growth.


L’engagement des femmes immigrées espagnoles dans le mouvement associatif en France
07 marzo 10


Créées par les exilés politiques ou par les migrants dits "économiques", les associations ont joué un rôle déterminant dans la vie des Espagnols en France. Lieux de contacts avec la culture espagnole, elles sont aussi un espace d'échanges et de luttes pour les droits.


Female migration in the Mediterranean region: challenges and perspectives
27 novembre 09


The Centre for studies and research about international migration and sustainable development (Centre d’études et de recherche sur la migration internationale et le développement durable - CERMID) is going to organize an international conference about the role of women in migration.


"Governing Difference - A Challenge for New Democracies in Central and South Eastern European Countries"
15 giugno 09


Governing Difference is a research project within University of Vienna's research priority area European Integration and Southeastern / Eastern Europe.


EREF - European Regional Economic Forum, Developing Human Capital and Managing Migration for more Competitive European Regions
Nova Gorica
08 giugno 09




Religion Revisited - Women’s Rights and the Political Instrumentalisation of Religion
05 giugno 09


The conference is part of the research project "Religion, Politics and Gender Equality", conducted by the Heinrich Böll Foundation in collaboration with the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD).


04 giugno 09


Upgrading the skills of older workers, migrants and women in healthcare, service and social sectors in Europe Conference at Hotel Mövenpick, Prague 4-5 June 2009


Changing research landscapes to make the most of human potential. 10 years of EU acivities in women and Science and BEYOND
14 maggio 09


This conference (Prague, 14-15 May 2009) aims at encouraging public and private research institutions to reflect on the role that an appropriately gendered management plays in the provision of genuine equal opportunities, and the benefit that this could have for science and technology.


Conference "Who is responsible for the vulnerable intra-EU migrants and how does the current economic crisis affect them?"
12 maggio 09


The conference will be held at the European Economic and Social Committee. It opens with a Citizen’s Group as the first item on the agenda and closes with a summary of conclusions and recommendations. Speakers will include: Dr Dirk Gebhardt, Programme Officer, Migration and Integration, EUROCITIES Ms Ewa Sadowska, Chief Executive Officer, Barka UK Ms Siobhan O’Donoghue, Director, Migrant Rights Centre (MRCI) Mrs Bernadette Mc Aliskey, Director, South Tyrone Empowerment Programme (S.T.E.P.) Dr Catherine Péquart, Director General, Association Charonne Mr Freek Spinnewijn, Director of European Federation of National Organizations Working with the Homeless (FEANTSA)


Care and Migration - International Conference
Frankfurt am Main
23 aprile 09


In the past decades, Western Europe has witnessed an increase in women’s labour market participation. However, this has not basically led to a change in the conventional gendered division of labour in the family. We are facing a dramatic crisis of the reproductive sector. Pertinent questions are: Who takes care of the young and the old, disabled people and people who need care on a daily basis? Who shops, cooks and cleans? Who cares? The "market" is a provocative answer. It is largely irregular migrant women that are overtaking domestic and care work in Western, but also increasingly in Eastern European households. They are the main breadwinners, sending a large proportion of their income back home. This gave rise to a "global care chain" (Arlie Hochschild). This term captures the hierarchical outsourcing of care involving several tiers of women: Migrant domestics or female relatives in the global South at the bottom, international migrant domestic and care workers in the middle of the "chain", and their female employers in the North at the upper end.


Women's Rights and Gender Equality in Doha 2008

03 dicembre 08


“We urge that gender equality policy commitments and actions on development, trade, finance, debt, aid and systemic issues will be strongly addressed in the follow-up process and the planned UN Conference at the highest level,”, states The Women’s Working Group on Financing for Development


FemStart - Fostering the Public Debate on University Support of Female Scientists to Start a Business
24 settembre 08


In focus of the conference will be the curricula and start-up support systems for Women Scientists in the Netherlands. International experts from Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom and USA will discussed about the issue