press release
Published: 06 June 2018

New Politics Summer School on Gender Equality and Brexit

The University of Surrey’s Department of Politics will be running a new summer school for 2018 focused on addressing gender equality after Brexit.

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The summer workshop will take place at the University of Surrey’s Stag Hill campus in Guildford on 2-6 July and is entitled Gender Silences in European Politics and Law: Capacity building for promoting equality post-Brexit.

The five-day intensive course will provide attendees with a range of tools and approaches to carry out gender analyses and impact assessments. Students, practitioners and other stakeholders will be introduced to a complex range of issues and trends underpinning the historical development of gender equality policies in Europe and the impact of Brexit on the equality regime in the UK. The course will enable attendees to assess the impact of crisis on gender equality policies in the UK and Europe more widely and has been made affordable thanks to funding from the European Commission and Jean Monnet Action Programme.

The course is delivered in three distinct blocks to allow knowledge consolidation and reflection and includes masterclasses, simulations and practical workshops. Course applicants will be supported between these components by a number of leading academics in the field.

Confirmed speakers include Professor Roberta Guerrina, Head of the Department of Politics at the University of Surrey, Professor Annick Masselot, Director of Postgraduate PhD and LLM (Thesis) at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, Dr Sara Reis from the Women’s Budget Group, and Dr Toni Haastrup, Lecturer in International Security at the University of Kent.

Professor Guerrina said: “This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in politics, Brexit and gender to find out more about how to carry out gender impact assessments, legal analysis and current debates on the future of equality policies and gender regimes in a post-Brexit environment.”

The workshop is expected to be popular so please register your place on the summer school before the 25 June deadline. Delegate fees are £150 and University of Surrey staff/student fees are £50.

For more information please contact Professor Roberta Guerrina.

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