Bridging Gender Research and Policy Making:

Missing Links, Good Practices, Future Scenarios
ATGENDER Spring Conference, 19-21 April 2017, Vilnius
Call for papers and contributions.
Deadline Jan 9th 2017

Organised by ATGENDER, The European Association for Gender Research, Education and Documentation, with support from the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) and Vilnius University (VU), the 2017 edition of the ATGENDER Spring conference is dedicated to building dialogues between gender researchers, activists, students, educators and policy makers.

The main goal of this conference is to address gaps between academic research in gender studies and the practice of gender policy making and implementation in light of current political and social issues in Europe. The conference invites participants to consider how to make gender research more accessible outside the academic community and how to make gender policy better informed by recent scholarship. It also urges participants to think about how to overcome the dualism of theory and practice in the quest for future gender equality in Europe.

ATGENDER particularly encourages contributions by policy makers, information specialists, archivists, civil society activists and academics. Graduate students are also invited to contribute to the conference with academically informed and politically engaged papers.

We welcome different formats (such as papers, panels, roundtables and workshops) around the following topics:

  1. Quantitative and Qualitative methods of gender analysis (with a special focus on: Intersecting inequalities; Gender-based violence; Gender equality in the European education system; Occupational and educational segregation; Gender mainstreaming and gender budgeting; Women and poverty; Economic benefits of gender equality)
  2. Men and masculinities
  3. Anti-genderism and homophobia
  4. Contested reproductive rights
  5. Prostitution and trafficking
  6. Antidiscrimination and diversity
  7. Gender and migration
  8. Gender and radicalisation

For individual presentations, please submit a proposal in the following format:

 Title and abstract (200 words max)
 Topic you wish to contribute to
 Autobiographical blurb (75 words max)
 Three-item bibliography

For panels, roundtables and workshops, please submit proposals in the following format:

 Type of activity: Roundtable/Workshop/Panel
 Topic you wish to contribute to
 Title and abstract (350 words max)
 Autobiographical blurbs of participants (75 words max each)

Please submit your proposal for individual presentations or group formats by January 9th to Proposals must be sent in a single file as an attachment. Acceptance letters will be sent out by mid-February.

Are you not (yet) a member of ATGENDER? Visit our website to join! Not only will your conference fee be reduced from 200 to 100 Euro (or 50 Euro for students and unemployed graduates), but you will also have the opportunity to apply for travel grants that ATGENDER will make available for young participants. Moreover, you will receive a free copy of the latest volume of our ‘Teaching with Gender’ book series and become a part of a large community of feminist researchers, policy makers and activists throughout Europe.

For any questions, please contact the ATGENDER office:

A modest scheme of grants will ensure the participation of institutional and student members who
are involved in the activities of ATGENDER.

During the conference, the General Assembly for ATGENDER and Elections of new Board members will take place. The General Assembly will also be a space for ATGENDER members to engage in conversation with Board members to discuss the future of the organisation.

PDF of CFP here

COST Action IS1307 New Materialism: Networking European Scholarship on 'How Matter Comes to Matter'.

Here you will find background material, current activities, calls for papers, working group information, and project outputs.

With the changing of societies on local, national and international scales owing to economic, ecological, political and technological developments and crises, a reorganized academic landscape can be observed to be emerging. Scholarship strives to become increasingly interdisciplinary in order to grasp and examine the unfolding complexity of ongoing ecological, socio-cultural and politico-economic changes. Additionally, academics forge... Read more or find out Who's Who

News Show More

Information relating to activities undertaken, including conferences, training schools, short-term scientific missions, and annual meetings, are archived here.

Filter activities by:
Training School7

Show More
Working Groups

Working Groups focus on four key areas of research

Working Group One

Genealogies of New Materialisms; examines and intervenes in canonization processes by compiling a web-based bibliography, coordinating the OST 068/13 8 EN... Read more

Working Group Two

New Materialisms on the Crossroads of the Natural and Human Sciences; seeks to develop new materialisms at the boundaries of the human and natural sciences. The group focuses on how European new materialisms can rework the ‘Two Cultures' gap... Read more

Working Group Three

New Materialisms Embracing the Creative Arts; brings together European researchers, artists, museum professionals, and other activists with a keen interest in the material... Read more

Working Group Four

New Materialisms Tackling Economical and Identity – Political Crises and Organizational Experiments... Read more


A space for COST Action members to share reading material and experiences.

Explore entries below or find out how to contribute here

COST Action IS1307

New Materialism —
Networking European Scholarship on 'How matter comes to matter’

An intergovernmental framework for European Cooperation in Science and Technology
European Union
COST is supported by the the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020

Website by Second Cousins