PRESS RELEASE

The Centre for Gender Studies of the Department of Social Policy begins the implementation of the ProGender project creating a digital hub for the effects of the pandemic on gender equality. The digital hub includes online lectures, discussions, seminars, workshops, reports and the creation of videos, podcasts and educational materials in 5 topics: (a) Gender, care and labour (b) Gender-based violence, (c) Women and gender in science, (d) Gender and communities and (e) Women in government.

The objectives of the project are (a) to explore the multiple gender challenges brought to the fore by the pandemic, (b) to promote intercultural discussions between academics, policymakers and other stakeholders on the future of gender equality in politics, the labour market and social change and (c) to suggest ways in which we can confront the gender effects of the pandemic.

In the ProGender project the Centre for Gender Studies of Panteion University cooperates with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the Institute for Gender, Equality and Difference of the University of Iceland (RIKK). In Greece, the Centre of Gender Studies collaborates with the AMKE Research and Education Collective (REC) and the Social Cooperative Enterprise KOINSEP STIN PRIZA.

The ProGender project will last 18 months and is funded by the of the European Economic Area (EEA) Financial Mechanism 2014-2021 (EEA Grants 2014-2021). The EEA Grants represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway towards a green, competitive and inclusive Europe. There are two overall objectives: reduction of economic and social disparities in Europe, and to strengthen bilateral relations between the donor countries and 15 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics. The three donor countries cooperate closely with the EU through the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). For the period 2014-2021, the EEA Grants amount to €1.55 billion. For details you can contact at progender@panteion.gr