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.
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: http://app-gender.itcilo.org/index.php?mod=activity_iscription&act=detail&id=159
Accepted participants will be notified by the end of May.
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.
Elsa Fornero, Letizia Mencarini, Mariacristina Rossi