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Equality and diversity in European foreign and security policies


Strategies, capacity building and leadership

This four-day online summer school is designed to introduce students, practitioners and other stakeholders to a complex range of issues and trends underpinning the historical development of gender equality policies in Europe. This Summer School will introduce key debates and methodologies for understanding the role of gender, in the context of European affairs post Brexit, with an emphasis on European external relations.

Focusing on the gendered nature of European affairs - including foreign policy, security and defence - it provides participants with the competencies and strategic tools they need to carry out detailed gender analyses and impact assessments. Thus, the summer school is designed to provide for approaches which broaden the gender agenda.

The programme will adopt a multidisciplinary approach to the evaluation of the unintended gender consequences of European policies, with a focus on European external relations. Crucially, drawing on a range of innovating teaching methods, the course will merge theory and practice, thus providing a useful set of resources for the analysis of current trends in European politics and policies.



• Masterclasses

a. Introducing gender in external affairs

i. Women, Peace and Security Matters

ii. Enlargement

iii. ENP

b. Gendering external affairs: from Gendering IR to Feminist Security Studies and Feminist Foreign Policy

c. Actors and interests in external affairs

d. Feminist Power Europe? The emergence of the EU as a normative gender actor

• Workshops

a. Equality and Diversity, from unconscious bias to power and privilege

b. Training for better understanding of gender and intersectionality

c. Gender mainstreaming from a legal and political perspective



Day 1

10:00-10:15 Introduction to the summer school

10:15-11:45 Workshop: “I am biased and so are you" - Unconscious Bias Training

11:45-13:00 Lunch13:00-14:30 Workshop: Methodology – unpacking gendered power structures

Day 2

9:00-10:30 Workshop: Broadening the Gender Agenda: Intersectionality and LGBTIQ+

10:30-11:00 Break

11:00-12:30 Workshop: Gender and Race

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-15:00 Masterclass: EU enlargement and LGBT rights

Day 3

9:00-10:30 Workshop: Gender mainstreaming from a legal perspective

10:30-11:00 Break

11:00-12:30 Workshop: Gender Mainstreaming as a tool for doing gender equality

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30:15:00 Masterclass: Engaging with EU politics: Brexit, Gender and EU citizenship

Day 4

9:30-11:00 Masterclass: Gendering the ENP/Russia

11:00-11:30 Break

11:30-13:00 Masterclass: Gendering European Security

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00:15:30 Masterclass: Is a Feminist foreign policy possible? A decolonial critique

15:30-15:45 Conclusion. Sites of Resistance: Pushing back in an era of populism


Confirmed Speakers

Dr Maxine David (Leiden University, Netherlands)

Ms Olga Franczak (University of Surrey, UK)

Dr Charlotte Galpin (University of Birmingham, UK)

Prof Roberta Guerrina (University of Bristol, UK)

Dr Toni Haastrup (University of Stirling, UK)

Prof Annick Masselot (University of Canterbury, New Zealand)

Dr Koen Slootmaeckers (City University, UK)

Dr Cai Wilkinson (Deakin University, Australia)

Dr Katharine Wright (University of Newcastle)

14 - 17 Jun 2021 Online