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A407396 - Summer School on Gender Economics and Society
Monday, 05 November 2012

Summer School on Gender Economics and Society

ITCILO Campus, Turin, Italy - 7/11 July 2014

There is now a widespread recognition of the importance of gender strategies in order to promote growth and development and to improve welfare systems. This is reflected in the increasing importance both of gender-based programmes aimed at strengthening women's participation in economic life, in politics and in institutions, and in the progress of theoretical analysis as well as of indicators for monitoring and evaluating these programmes.
The course will focus on the gender dimensions of the economy and their different impacts on society and will have an interdisciplinary approach.

Programme Information

Target: Master and Phd Students in Economics, Sociology, Politics, Demography, Management Engineering and related disciplines, from both European and non-European Countries.

Maximum number of students: 50.
10-15% of places will be reserved for non-students involved in research work and mentoring.

Course Length: One week.

Course structure: The course will be organized in: morning lectures; afternoon sessions (devoted to seminars, case studies, best practices and experiences) and late afternoon poster sessions. A more detailed programme will be available by mid-April on this website.

Fees: Participants are required to partially contribute to the course costs with a fee of 200 Euro for students and of 400 Euro for non-students.
The fee will cover course material, lunches, coffee breaks and a social dinner.
Participants will have to cover their costs for travel and accommodation in student residences (at reasonable rates).
Grants (total and partial) will be available.

Certificate of attendance: provided at the end of the course.

Applications: will open on April 14th, 2014 and close on May 12th, 2014.
The application form can be accessed on-line at:
Accepted participants will be notified by the end of May.

Programme Abstract

Lectures will cover a variety of topics - analyzed from a gender perspective - such as: labour force participation; family planning; retirement decisions; savings and portfolio decisions; financial education and planning; financial communication and language; time-use; pay gap; glass ceiling; gender responsive budgeting; equality and wellbeing indicators; diversity management; political participation; migration issues.
The course will include both academic sessions and case studies.
Speakers will have a key role experience in public administrations and private sectors, such as Ministries, European Commission, Bank of Italy and the private sector.

Keynote Speakers

  • Viviane Reding (European Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship) - Invited
  • Emma Bonino (former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Italy)
  • Elsa Fornero (Professor of Economics, University of Turin, former Minister of Labour, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, Italy)

Confirmed Speakers

  • Francesca Bettio (University of Siena)
  • Magda Bianco (Banca d'Italia)
  • Daniela Del Boca (University of Turin)
  • Maria Laura Di Tommaso (University of Turin)
  • Giovanni Mastrobuoni (Collegio Carlo Alberto)
  • Letizia Mencarini (University of Turin)
  • Flore-Anne Messy (OECD)
  • Laura Montanaro (Polytechnic of Turin)
  • Maria Franca Norese (Polytechnic of Turin)
  • Marina Nuciari (University of Turin)
  • Henriette Prast (Tilburg University)
  • Annalisa Rosselli (University of Rome Tor Vergata)
  • Mariacristina Rossi (University of Turin)
  • Chiara Saraceno (Collegio Carlo Alberto)
  • Eva Sierminska (CEPS/INSTEAD)
  • Alessandra Venturini (University of Turin)

Concept and Design

Elsa Fornero, Letizia Mencarini, Mariacristina Rossi

Organizing Committee

  • Elsa Fornero, Letizia Mencarini, Marina Nuciari, Mariacristina Rossi (University of Turin)
  • Simonetta Cavazza, Benedetta Magri (ITCILO)
  • Laura Montanaro (Polytechnic of Turin)
  • Mario Calabresi (La Stampa)

Organisational Support

  • Claudia Fuggiaschi (ITCILO)
  • Silvia Maero and Beatrice Magistro (Collegio Carlo Alberto)
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