În perioada 16-17 mai 2013, Şcoala Naţională de Studii Politice şi Administrative organizează conferinţa internaţională Democratization through Social Activism: Gender and Environmental Issues in Post-Communist Societies.




15th of May

19.45 Welcome reception

16th of May Women’s Rights Activism in Post-Communist Societies

9.00 - 19.00 Registration at NSPSPA Batistei Conference Room  (Emanoil Bacaloglu St. No. 2)

9.30 – 10.00 Analyzing Public Debates on Gender and Environmental Issues in  Post-Communist Romania” / opening remarks by Mihaela Miroiu,  Professor at National School of Political Studies and Public Administration and Director of the project “Civil Society and the State.

10.00 - 11.00 Keynote Speech by Katalin Fabian, "Women or Gender? Transnational or National? NGOs or Social Movements? Exclusions and Inclusions in the Study of Women’s Activism in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe"/ Associate Professor at Lafayette College, USAc

11.00 - 11.15 Coffee break

11.15 - 13.15 Section 1 Women’s Rights Organizations Shaping the Public Agenda  Chair: Alice Iancu / Lecturer at Hyperion University, Bucharest

  • Labour Market Discrimination against Women and the Activities of  Non-Governmental Organizations in Poland / Agnieszka Put,  Martyna Wronka
  • Gender and the City: Women’s Organizations Shaping PostCommunist Urban Space in Poland / Martyna Bajek
  • The influence of the European integration process and civil society participation regarding gender equality / Ioana Dodi
  • The role of women's movement in combating domestic violence in post-communist Romania / Andreea Braga

13.15 - 14.00 Lunch Break

14.00 - 16.00 Section 2 Inside the Women’s Movements.  Intra- and Inter-Organizational Processes

Chair: Oana Baluta / Associate Professor, Lecturer at the  Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of  Bucharest

  • A friendly critical look at feminist discourses and practices in today Romania / Laura Grünberg
  • Making Domestic Violence Policy Change Happen: Women's Movements, Coalitions and Alliances in Central and Eastern /Andrea Krizsan, Raluca Popa
  • Dealing with Change. Reflections on the Development of a Feminist Organization / Ioana Vlad
  • Through Our Own Eyes – Czech Feminist Scene in Self-reflection / Blanka Nyklova

16.00 - 16.15 Coffee Breakc

16.15 - 18.15 Section 3. Intersections. Chair: Andreea Molocea / PhD Candidate, NSPSPA, Bucharest

  • Gender, Democracy and Social Movements. Moral Aspects / Miruna Pantel
  • Gender and the Environment in Romanian. Art before and after 1990 / Olivia Nițiș
  • Vegetarianism as the Ukrainian Youth Subculture: Nationalist and Perspective / Maryna Shevtsova
  • Food Citizenship in East-Central Europe. Does It Have a Gender or Not? / Laura Nistor

19.00 Dinner


17th of May Environmental and Women’s Rights Activism in Post-Communist  Societies

10.00 - 11.00 Keynote Speech by Joan Martinez-Alier, Professor at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

11.00 - 11.15 Coffee Break

11.15 - 12.45 Section 1 Environmental Justice Chair: Prof. Dr. Mihaela Miroiu / NSPSPA, Bucharest

  • Perceptions and Actions of Public Administration Actors on Brownfield Regeneration in Central and Eastern Europe / PetrKlusáček, Stanislav Martinat, Filip Alexandrescu, and Stephan Bartke
  • The EJOLT Map of Environmental Justice / Leah Temper, Joan Martinez-Alier, Daniela del Bene
  • Environmental Justice as Frame for Mobilization against Gold Mining in Romania / Cristian Branea

12.45 - 13.30 Lunch Break

13.30 - 15.30 Section 2 Forms of activism: Mobilization on Environmental Issues  Chair: Cristian Branea / PhD Candidate, NSPSPA, Bucharest

  • Demonizing the Emotional. Green Activism against Developmentalism in Rosia Montana / Irina Velicu
  • Animal Rights Activists in Poland and Sweden / Grzegorz Piotrowski
  • Professionalism versus Environmental Change in the Journalistic Field: Participant Observation in two Bulgarian Newsrooms / Pavel  P. Antonov
  • Environmental campaigners vs. skeptics and industry lobby groups - a comparison between Romania and the rest of the world / Mihaela Raileanu

15.30 - 15.45 Coffee Break

15.45 - 18.15 Section 3.  Forms of activism: Mobilization on Women’s Rights Issues. Chair: Ioana Vlad / PhD Candidate, NSPSPA Bucharest

  • Women Dismiss Room-Service Policies and Reclaim Engaged Citizenship / Oana Băluță
  • Shaping Hope. First Romanian Feminist NGOs in Transition / Andreea Molocea
  • Activism in the Romanian Academia / Alice Iancu
  • haping the Agenda: Feminist Strategies of Civic and Political Action in Post-Communistm / Valentin Nicolescu, Diana Neaga
  • Gender Issues Awareness and the Potential for Political Mobilization / Alina Dragolea

18.15 - 19.00 Discussion on Future Directions and Final Remarks



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