Experts’ Forum 2013-2015

Belgique / België / Belgium (BE) - Mr Jeroen Decuyper

Member

Mr Jeroen Decuyper

Attaché

Belgian Institute for the Equality of Women and Men

Jeroen Decuyper currently works at the Belgian Federal Institute for the Equality of Women and Men, where he is part of the unit in charge of gender mainstreaming. He coordinates the efforts to implement gender responsive budgeting at the Belgian federal level, publishing the Manual for the Application of Gender Budgeting within the Belgian Federal Administration. At the Institute, he is also responsible for monitoring the implementation of the National Action Plan for the Execution of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. Previously to this position, Mr Decuyper worked at the Institute as an administrative expert. He is a member of the Advisory Council on Gender and Development and of the working group on Gender of the High Council of Statistics. Jeroen Decuyper holds a Master’s degree in Romance Literature and Languages and another one in International Relations and Conflict Management.

Declaration of interests (.pdf)


Alternate

Ms Carine Joly

Advisor

Belgian Institute for the Equality of Women and Men

Carine Joly is an Adviser at the Belgian Federal Institute for the Equality of Women and Men, where she is responsible for the follow-up of international gender equality policy (EU, UN, and Council of Europe) and in charge of coordinating the Institute’s unit on gender mainstreaming. She previously worked as a civil servant at the Ministry of Labour, Directorate of Equal Opportunity. Ms Joly spent four years working for the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Administration, where, in the Equal Opportunites Unit, she was responsible for the implementation of the Fourth Action Programme to promote gender equality among the staff of the EU. She is a member of the High Level Group on Gender Mainstreaming (European Commission), of the Advisory Committee on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men (European Commission), and of the Council of Europe’s Gender Equality Commission (GEC). Carine Joly holds a Master’s degree in Economics and another one in Political Science.

Declaration of interests (.pdf)

България / Bulgaria (BG) - Ms Petia Moeva

Member

Ms Petia Moeva

Chief Expert

Department for Equal Opportunities, Anti-Discrimination and Social Benefits

Ministry of Labour and Social Policy

Petia Moeva joined the Department for Equal Opportunities, Antidiscrimination and Social Assistance Benefits of the Bulgarian Ministry of Labour and Social Policy in 2009. She previously worked on several national and transnational projects in the field of gender mainstreaming, fighting human trafficking, promoting minority rights and anti-discrimination. Between 1999 and 2009, she was International Relations Officer at the National Audit Office of the Republic of Bulgaria, where she was in charge of supporting several NAO Twinning Projects. She has been a member of Nouveaux Droits de l’Homme, an NGO with a Special Consultative Status at the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, and is the author of several publications. She has been a member of the Expert Group on Anti-Discrimination (European Commission) since 2012. Petia Moeva holds a degree in French and Portuguese Philology and an MBA degree, both awarded by the Sofia University, St. Kliment Ohridski.

Declaration of interests (.pdf)


Alternate

Ms Tatyana Kmetova

Executive Director

Center of Women's Studies and Policies Foundation

Tatyana Kmetova has been Executive Director of the Centre of Women’s Studies and Policies Foundation (CWSP), Sofia, since 2003. As an anthropologist, Ms Kmetova is the author of a number of research papers published in academic journals in Bulgaria and abroad. Her main topics of interest are the history of women, women’s everyday life, women’s political participation and the status of women in Bulgaria. Her main activities as a gender expert include the monitoring of and contribution to the improvement of national legislation and policy documents from a gender perspective. She is active as a trainer in gender issues and gender mainstreaming approaches and methods for governmental and non-governmental organisations, local authorities and other stakeholders. She has been a Member of the UN Women Civil Society Advisory Group for Central and South-eastern Europe since 2012. Tatyana Kmetova holds a degree in Slavic Philology (literature, linguistics and culture).

Česká republika / Czech Republic (CZ) - Ms Pavla Špondrová

Member

Ms Pavla Špondrová

Head of Unit

Gender Equality Unit

Office of the Government of the Czech Republic

Pavla Špondrová has been a lawyer in the Gender Equality Unit of the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic since 2008, and became Head of Unit in 2010. She previously developed different means of cooperation with the NGO League of Human Rights, the European Network against Racism, and the Probation and Mediation Service Brno. Her focus is on the legal aspects of promoting equal opportunities and anti-discrimination, constitutional law, human rights and gender equality in decision-making. She also coordinates the planning, realisation and evaluation of the Czech National Action Plan for Equal Opportunities for Women and Men. She is a member of the Committee for a Balanced Representation of Women and Men in Politics and in Decision-Making of the Government Council for Equal Opportunities for Women and Men. Pavla Špondrová holds a Master’s degree in Sociology and another in Law and Jurisprudence.

Declaration of interests (.pdf)


Alternate

Mr Radan Šafařík

Lawyer

Gender Equality Unit

Office of the Government of the Czech Republic

Radan Šafařík currently works as a lawyer in the Gender Equality Unit of the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic, where he is responsible for drafting and evaluating legal, policy and analytic documents in the field of gender equality and gender-based violence. He is co-responsible for the implementation of the principle of gender mainstreaming into draft acts and other documents submitted to the Government of the Czech Republic. He is also among those responsible for the preparation of the Czech Programme on Domestic and Gender-based Violence & Mainstreaming Gender Equality and Promoting Work-Life Balance, sponsored by the Norway Grants. He is a secretary of the Committee for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and has been a member of the Council of Europe Gender Equality Commission (GEC) since 2012. Radan Šafařík holds a Master’s degree in Law.

Declaration of interests (.pdf)

Danmark / Denmark (DK) - Ms Birte Siim

Member

Ms Birte Siim

Professor of Gender Research

Department of Culture and Global Studies, Aalborg University

Birte Siim is a political scientist and Professor of Gender Research at the Department of Culture and Global Studies of Aalborg University (AAU) in Denmark. She is Director of the Centre for Equality, Diversity and Gender (EDGE) and Research Director of the Feminist Research Centre (FREIA). Her main areas of expertise are gender theory and comparative research on gender equality and diversity in Europe. She is also the Danish coordinator of the projects bEUcitizen: All Rights Reserved? Constraints and Contradictions of European Citizenship (2013–2017) and Hate Speech and Populist Othering in Europe through the Racism, Gender, Age Looking Glass – RAGE (2013–2016). She has published extensively on intersectionality, citizenship, democracy, migration, multiculturalism and the welfare state. Birte Siim holds a PhD in Political Science and her current research includes nationalism, right-wing populism, transnationalism and solidarity beyond the nation state.


Alternate

Mr Steen Baagøe Nielsen

Associate Professor

Head of Reseach Centre VELPRO, Roskilde University

Steen Baagøe Nielsen is Associate Professor and Head of the Research Centre for Welfare, Profession and Everyday Life (VELPRO) at Roskilde University in Denmark. He has been the organiser of the International Conference on Research on Men and Masculinities (2008–2009) and research coordinator for the project Recruiting Men to Social Care Work. He is President of the Board of the Nordic Association for Research on Men and Masculinities, and a founding member of the Network for Knowledge on Men in Early Childhood Education and Care (KOME). Between 2002 and 2010, he was also Chair of the Board of the Danish Network for Research on Men and Masculinities (NeMM), which he co-founded. Steen Baagøe Nielsen holds a PhD in Gender, Research and Educational Studies.

Deutschland / Germany (DE) - Ms Waltraud Dahs

Member

Ms Waltraud Dahs

Head of Division

Division for European and International Gender Equality Policy

Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth

Walraud Dahs has been Head of the Division for European and International Gender Equality Policy at the German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth since 2002. Before taking up her post as Head of Division, Ms Dahs worked as a National Expert in the Gender Equality Unit of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Employment and Social Affairs for two years. She had previously worked at the Ministry as Deputy to the Head of Division, during which time she was in charge of the sections on fundamental political issues, promotion of gender equality and international affairs, and gender-related issues. She is currently a member of the Advisory Committee on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men (European Commission) and an alternate member of the High Level Group on Gender Mainstreaming (European Commission). Waltraud Dahs holds a degree in Political Science from the University of Bonn.

Declaration of interests (.pdf)


Alternate

Mr Raphael Tschunko

Policy Officer

Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth

Raphael Tschunko occupies the post of Policy Officer in the Gender Equality Division of the German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth. Before joining the Ministry, he was a research associate for a project on the German political systems, as well as an assistant lecturer at the University of Konstanz. He has conducted research and taught in the fields of gender studies and comparative political science at the same university. He specialises in the representation of women in German parliaments at the local, regional and federal level. He has published a number of articles in anthologies and peer-reviewed journals as well as conference papers and presentations on this topic. Raphael Tschunko holds a PhD in Political Science with a focus on women in politics from the University of Konstanz.

Declaration of interests (.pdf)

Employers' Organisations - Ms Christina Breit

Member

Ms Christina Breit

Adviser

European and International Affairs

Confederation of German Employers’ Associations

Christina Breit is an Adviser at the Department for European and International Affairs at the Confederation of German Employers’ Associations (BDA). She joined the BDA in 2012 and there specialises in the fields of European labour law, gender equality, social security and immigration issues. During her studies and postgraduate judicial service traineeship, she gained initial work experience at the Permanent Representation of the Federal Republic of Germany to UNESCO in Paris, the Deutsche Bundesbank in Frankfurt am Main and the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the EU in Brussels. Christina Breit has a degree in Law with a focus on European and Economic Law from the University of Heidelberg and from the Catholic University of Leuven. During her academic career, she also studied International Business Administration in cooperation with the BASF SE in Ludwigshafen.

Declaration of interests (.pdf)


Alternate

Mr Armin Augat

Executive Director, Lawyer

Bavarian Municipal Employers' Association

Armin Augat is the Executive Director of the Bavarian Municipal Employers’ Association. Following his legal examinations in Kiel and Hamburg, Mr Augat worked in Frankfurt and Berlin for the German National Rail (DB) in the department of labour law. In 1996, he became the Executive Director of the Municipal Employers` Association in Munich. Mr Augat has represented the German Municipal Employers` Association (VKA) in the Social Affairs Committee of the European Centre of Enterprises with Public Participation and of Enterprises of General Economic Interest (CEEP) as well as in the EU Social Dialogue Committee for many years. His fields of activity are labour law, social affairs and collective bargaining. Armin Augat holds a degree in Law.

Eesti / Estonia (EE) - Ms Helen Sööl

Member

Ms Helen Sööl

Chief Specialist

Gender Equality Department

Ministry of Social Affairs

Helen Sööl has been working at the Estonian Ministry of Social Affairs as Chief Specialist on domestic violence at the Department of Gender Equality since 2011. She has extensive experience in the field, having previously covered this same role at the Ministry of Social Affairs in 2008. Her responsibilities involve the preparation of policy initiatives, policy-making and implementation, prevention of violence and victim support. She is also developing other important fields of activity including tackling violence against women. Her main areas of expertise (academic and practical) lie in family therapy and counselling psychology. Helen Sööl holds a degree in Social Sciences with a specialisation in psychology and family therapy.


Alternate

Ms Marion Pajumets

Adviser

Gender Equality Department

Ministry of Social Affairs

Marion Pajumets is currently a post-doctoral researcher at the Centre for Feminist Social Studies at Örebro University in Sweden, as well as a researcher at the Department of Social Stratification at the Institute of International and Social Studies, University of Tallinn. Her fields of research include sociology of gender, critical studies on men and masculinities, sociology of migration, studies of gender-based violence, as well as studies on the reconciliation of work and family. She has researched and lectured on these issues since 2006. She also works as an Adviser to the Department of Gender Equality, Estonian Ministry of Social Affairs, where she is responsible for gender-based violence and human trafficking issues. She is the Estonian member of the Management Committee in the COST project, Femicide across Europe. Marion Pajumets holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Tallinn.

Declaration of interests (.pdf)

Éire / Ireland (IE)

Alternate

Mr Laurence Bond

Head of Research and Development

The Equality Authority

Laurence Bond has been Head of Research at The Equality Authority in Ireland since 2002 and has also been Head of Development in the same organisation since 2013. He is responsible for planning and implementing equality research and mainstream equality programmes. From 1999 to 2002, he was a policy analyst at the National Economic and Social Forum, where he was responsible for a report on Equity of Access to Hospital Care. Before that, he gained extensive experience in research and policy analysis roles in the Irish public and non-governmental sectors. In Autumn 2014, the Equality Authority and the Irish Human Rights Commission will merge to form the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. Among his publications, he recently co-edited the book Making Equality Count: Irish and International Research Measuring Equality and Discrimination. Laurence Bond holds a BA in Politics and Philosophy.

Ελλάδα, Elláda / Greece (EL) - Ms Vasiliki Saini

Member

Ms Vasiliki Saini

Senior Official

General Secretariat for Gender Equality

Ministry of the Interior

Vasiliki Saini has been working as a Senior Official at the General Secretariat for Gender Equality at the Greek Ministry of the Interior since 2013. She has a wealth of knowledge on employment rights, which she honed during her 10-year employment as a labour inspector at the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs between 2002 and 2012. Employment issues still form a core part of her expertise. Alongside her current activities at the Ministry, Ms Saini is also a member of the Association of Employees of the General Secretariat for Gender Equality in Greece.

Declaration of interests (.pdf)


Alternate

Mr Georgios Koumpouras

Lawyer

General Secretariat for Gender Equality

Ministry of the Interior

Georgios Koumpouras joined the General Secretariat for Gender Equality (GSGE) at the Greek Ministry of the Interior in 2010 after completing his studies at the National School of Public Administration. At the Ministry, Mr Koumpouras is a Senior Official in the Law Department, where he is responsible for legislation in the fields of violence against women, family law, intimate partner violence and labour relations. Georgios Koumpouras is a graduate of the Law School of the National University of Athens and holds a Master’s degree in Law from the University of Paris XII, where he specialised in Family Law.

Declaration of interests (.pdf)

España / Spain (ES) - Ms Esther Escolano Zamorano

Member

Ms Esther Escolano Zamorano

Deputy Director of Studies and Cooperation

Women´s and Equal Opportunities Institute (IMIO)

Esther Escolano is currently Deputy Director of Studies and Cooperation, at the Women´s and Equal Opportunities Institute, as well as Faculty teacher at the University of Valencia. She has degrees in Law, Geography and History, Political Science, and holds a PhD in Sociology. In her current position, she is responsible of generating knowledge by planning studies of women, feminists and gender, providing an explanation of the state and evolution of society from a gender perspective.  Besides, she leads various projects on gender equality, reconciliation of work and family, and coordination of the Strategic Plan of Equal Opportunities. She has researched and lectured on gender issues, writing books and articles on academic women, women at public management and businesswomen. She has done academic and research stays in the universities of Virginia (USA), National Autonomous University of Mexico and University of Guadalajara (Mexico), University of Lisbon (Portugal), University of Copenhagen (Denmark), and Universities of Bologna, Verona, Palermo, Trieste, Roma Tre and Pisa (Italy).

Declaration of interests (.pdf)


Alternate

Ms Inés Palacios Campos

Programmes Director

Women´s and Equal Opportunities Institute (IMIO)

Inés Palacios Campos is currently Programmes Director of the Women’s Institute in Spain. Her work there is particularly focused on the area of employment, with special regard to women’s entrepreneurship. In her role, Ms Palacios Campos is in charge of developing gender mainstreaming projects in collaboration with other ministries. Prior to this appointment, she worked at the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation Development, where she participated in projects and developed cultural and educational collaborations. Between 2008 and 2010, she was Chief of the Training and Employment Section at the Women’s Institute. Inés Palacios Campos has a degree in Law and has specifically studied labour legislation and social dialogue in Europe, as well as equal opportunities in the framework of human resources at the enterprise.

Declaration of interests (.pdf)

EU level Non Governmental Organisation - Ms Brigitte Triems

Member

Ms Brigitte Triems

Former President

European Women’s Lobby (EWL)

Brigitte Triems was President of the European Women’s Lobby between 2008 and 2012. She has professional experience in a number of institutions working for gender equality at regional and international levels, in particular in Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East and at the UN’s specialised agencies. From 1992 onwards, she worked as Managing Director of a non-profit employment and qualification company in Berlin that deals with the integration of immigrants into German society and the fostering of international understanding. Previously, she had been active in women’s organisations since the 1980s, acting as Chairwoman of the Democratic Women’s Union and as Vice-chairwoman of the National Council of German Women’s Organisations. Currently, she is a member of the Management Committee of the European Platform of Social NGOs. Brigitte Triems holds a diploma as a certified interpreter, translator and a diploma in Political Science.

Declaration of interests (.pdf)


Alternate

Mr Richard Tom Köhler

Policy and Capacity Officer

Transgender Europe (TGEU)

Richard Tom Köhler is currently working as Policy and Capacity Officer at Transgender Europe (TGEU). His main role covers advocacy with European institutions, policy development and implementation and capacity building. Prior to this appointment, he worked as a Programme and Policy Officer at ILGA-Europe where he was in charge of international project coordination and monitoring as well as of the development of a documentation system of human rights violations. Between 2007 and 2009, he worked for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in the capacity of Project Manager, coordinating and reporting on projects for the Russian Federation and the Baltic States. During the same period, he was also Head of Health focusing on HIV/AIDS prevention. Earlier, he joined GIZ as Junior Management Assistant and as a Consultant for a project on the Rehabilitation for Victims of Trafficking. Richard Tom Köhler holds a degree in History and Gender Studies as well as a BA in International Business Administration with a focus on the economy, history and culture of Eastern Europe.

Declaration of interests (.pdf)

European Parliament - Ms Eva-Britt Svensson

Members

Ms Eva-Britt Svensson

Former Chair of the FEMM Committee

Eva-Britt Svensson was a Member of the European Parliament for Sweden from 2004 to 2011, where she represented the European United Left/ Nordic Green Left. During her time in Parliament, she was the Chair of the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (European Parliament) between 2009 and 2011, having served as the Committee’s Vice Chair since 2007. Among her topics of expertise are domestic violence prevention, the fight against trafficking of human beings, the right to reproductive healthcare and abortion, equal pay and health and social care issues. In April 2011, the European Parliament adopted her report on a framework for EU policy to combat violence against women.

Ms Willemien Ruygrok

Director

Consultancy Europe

Willemien Ruygrok is the Director of Consultancy Europe. Her main activities include the monitoring and influencing of European policy and its implementation in the Netherlands and other Member States. Previously, Ms Ruygrok was a senior policy adviser at E-Quality, the knowledge centre for gender and diversity issues. She has frequently interacted with Europewide NGOs about European policy subjects. She is the author of numerous articles on issues such as gender equality, non-discrimination and diversity management. Her expertise includes the development of training tools for diversity and equal treatment at different organisational levels. During her career, Ms Ruygrok has organised and participated in several training courses and visits to the Netherlands by groups of gender equality experts and policy-makers from all member states. Willemien Ruygrok holds a BA in Cultural Anthropology.

Declaration of interests (.pdf)


Alternate

Ms Laura Alipranti - Maratou

Research Expert

National Centre for Social Research – Gender Issues Research Laboratory

Αthens University

Laura Alipranti-Maratou is a Research Expert at the National Centre for Social Research, Gender Issues Research Laboratory in Athens, Greece. In this capacity, she has participated in and conducted several national and European projects. Ms Alipranti-Maratou is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Athens, Department of Psychology. Her research interests include gender issues, female migration, gender relations, intergenerational relations, social policy and social exclusion. Moreover, she has been the National Representative for Greece for the Committee of Individuals Societies, Cultures and Health (ISCH) and for the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) since 2006 and is currently also Vice-president of the Board of the NGO Greek League for Women’s Rights. She is also a member of the International Alliance of Women (IAW). Laura Alipranti-Maratou has a PhD in Sociology from the University of Paris X Nanterre.

Declaration of interests (.pdf)

European Trades Union Confederation - Ms Joa Bergold

Member

Ms Joa Bergold

Research officer, gender equality and welfare politics, Swedish Trade Union Confederation

 


Alternate

Mr David Joyce

Equality Officer

Irish Congress of Trade Unions

David Joyce is the Equality Officer at the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. His areas of work include the promotion of equality at a number of levels, within trade unions and in Irish workplaces as well as at the national policy level. He also represents the European Trade Union Confederation on several external equality-related committees, including: the Board of the National Disability Authority, the Board of the Equality Authority, the National Steering Group of the National Plan against Racism and the Steering Group of the Equality and Rights Alliance. Mr Joyce also participates in various ETUC equality initiatives, such as the negotiating group on the development of a joint framework of action for gender equality and the more recent negotiations on the revision of the Parental Leave Directive.

France (FR) - Mr Alexis Rinckenbach

Member

Mr Alexis Rinckenbach

Head of Unit

European and International Affairs Unit (EIB)

Ministry of Social Affairs and Health

Alexis Rinckenbach works as a civil servant at the French Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, where he is Head of the European and International Affairs Unit. Mr Rinckenbach graduated from the Ecole nationale d’administration in Paris.


Alternate

Ms Genevieve Zdrojewski

Deputy Head of Unit

European and International Affairs Unit (EIB)

Ministry of Social Affairs and Health

Geneviève Zdrojewski is Deputy Head of European and International Affairs at the Directorate-General for Social Cohesion of the French Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. In this capacity, she also represents France at the Advisory Committee on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men (European Commission). Previously, Ms Zdrojewski worked in the Inter-ministerial Delegation for Disabled People and was Deputy Counsel at the Permanent Representation of France to the EU. Between 2001 and 2003, she was in charge of European affairs for women’s rights at the French Ministry of Health and Social Affairs. She previously worked at the European Commission, Directorate-General for Research & Innovation, where she was responsible for coordinating projects in the field of gender equality, family and social protection. Geneviève Zdrojewski holds a degree in Law and Sociology.

Declaration of interests (.pdf)

Hrvatska / Croatia (HR) - Ms Helena Stimac Radin

Member

Ms Helena Stimac Radin

Director

Office for Gender Equality

Helena Štimac Radin has run the Office for Gender Equality of the Croatian Government since 2004. Previously, she worked as a researcher at the Institute for Social Research in Zagreb. Ms Štimac Radin has been very active in the public promotion of women’s rights and gender equality through scientific, expert, journalistic and political work. She is the author, co-author and editor of books and many articles on gender equality and human rights issues. Ms Štimac Radin is currently a member of the Advisory Committee on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men (European Commission) and High Level Group on Gender Mainstreaming (European Commission). Štimac Radin holds a Master’s Degree in Sociology.

Declaration of interests (.pdf)


Alternate

Ms Tamara Sterk

Counselor and Psychologist

Office for Gender Equality

Tamara Šterk is a psychologist and certified trainer in the field of gender equality, providing training for public servants in the Croatian School of Public Administration since 2010. She currently holds the position of Counsellor at the Office for Gender Equality of the Croatian Government, where she is responsible for projects focusing on specific areas of concern such as institutional capacity building, statistical data collection and the analysis and assessment of the current status of women’s rights. Ms Šterk provides assistance to coordinators for gender equality in the state administration bodies in the process of developing their Action Plans for gender equality. She is also in charge of cooperation with NGOs and the creation of guidelines for the assessment, monitoring and evaluation of project proposals.

Declaration of interests (.pdf)

Italia / Italy (IT) - Mr Michele Palma

Member

Mr Michele Palma

Director-General

Department for Equal Opportunities

Italian Presidency of the Council of Ministers

Michele Palma is Director-General of the Office for General and International Affairs and Interventions in the Social Field of the Italian Department for Equal Opportunities. In this post, he manages projects, programmes and interventions related to gender equality. He has several fields of expertise including gender equality, violence against women, female genital mutilation, reconciliation of work and family life, and women’s empowerment in national, European and international contexts. He has been the coordinator of various initiatives and projects on gender equality, including projects co-financed by the European Commission under numerous community programmes such as the 7FP and the Structural Funds. He is currently a member of the Advisory Committee on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men (European Commission), of the High Level Group on Gender Mainstreaming (European Commission) and of the Council of Europe Gender Equality Commission (GEC). Michele Palma holds a PhD in Civil Procedural Law.

Declaration of interests (.pdf)


Alternate

Ms Antonella Graziadei

Officer

Department for Equal Opportunities

Italian Presidency of the Council of Ministers

Antonella Graziadei has been working at the Italian National Office against Racial Discrimination (UNAR) at the Department for Equal Opportunities of the Italian Presidency of the Council of Ministers since 2011, with particular responsibility for gender-based violence issues and gender balance on corporate boards. Between 2007 and 2011, she worked at the Legislative Office of the Italian Minister for Equal Opportunities. She has been involved in UN Commission work on the status of women and is participating as coordinator in the European project on the role of the media in the promotion of gender equality. She also served as a representative in the EU Council’s Working Party on Social Questions meetings on Advancing Women’s Roles as Decision-Makers in the Media and Combating Violence Against Women. She is also the author of several publications and a lecturer in gender-based violence. Antonella Graziadei holds a degree in Law.

Declaration of interests (.pdf)

Κύπρος, Kýpros / Cyprus (CY) - Ms Alexia Hadjikoumi

Member

Ms Alexia Hadjikoumi

Employment Officer

Department of Labour

Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance

Alexia Hadjikoumi has worked as Employment Officer at the Department of Labour of the Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance since 2008, where her current role is that of Gender Equality Inspector. She examines equality and discrimination complaints on the basis of gender and other discrimination issues and contributes to the preparation of relevant reports. She is also responsible for the examination of Structural Fund projects as to their compatibility with equality principles. Previously, she practised as a lawyer in the private sector and as an associate lawyer at the Law Commissioner’s Office and at the office of the General Secretary of the National Institution for the Protection of Human Rights for a period of five years. Alexia Hadjikoumi holds a degree in Law and International and Commercial Law and an MSc in Human Resources Management and organisational Behaviour.

Declaration of interests (.pdf)


Alternate

Ms Yiota Kambouridou

Labour Relations Officer

Limassol District Office

Department of Labour Relations

Yiota Kambouridou has worked as Labour Relations Officer in the Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance since 2005. The areas of Ms Kambouridou’s experience include legislation enforcement, mediation of labour disputes, gender equality and equality of pay. She has also been involved in the project management of the European Social Fund co-financed project titled Actions for reducing the Gender Pay Gap since 2010. Yiota Kambouridou holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Southampton.

Declaration of interests (.pdf)

Latvija / Latvia (LV) - Ms Dace Kavasa

Member

Ms Dace Kavasa

Board Member and Consultant

Evolve, SIA

Dace Kasava has extensive experience in gender equality, human rights and corporate social responsibility issues, working in different positions as consultant, educator and project manager. In 2011, she founded a consultancy aiming to develop and deliver diversity management, non-discrimination trainings and non-discrimination related analysis and products. Previously, she worked as a consultant at the OECD, UNDP and Danish Institute for Human Rights. Her main competencies include strategic planning, particularly with small and medium size organisations, as well as legal analysis and work on sustainability, including diversity and gender equality issues, in organisational change processes. She is credited with important practical experience in projects with EU candidate countries and countries in transition for the development of gender-sensitive laws, policies and capacity-building initiatives. Dace Kavasa holds an LLM in European and International Law.

Declaration of interests (.pdf)


Alternate

Ms Iluta Lace

Head

Resource Center for Women (Marta)

Iluta Lace is a founder and the current Head of the Resource Centre for Women (Marta), which educates women about their rights and provides them with knowledge-based competences. At the Centre, Ms Lace also directs international projects dealing with women victims of trafficking and gender-based violence. Furthermore, she participates in different national and international working groups as an expert in gender equality. She previously worked as a social worker, trainer and feminist activist in women’s organisations. Her expertise lies in the preparation of gender-sensitive reports as requested by institutions in different European countries and in contributing to research conducted by national and international bodies. She continues to provide expertise on women’s rights in post-Soviet countries especially Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Iluta Lace holds two Master’s Degrees, one in Business Administration and another in Political Science and European Studies.

Declaration of interests (.pdf)

Lietuva / Lithuania (LT) - Ms Virginija Šidlauskienė

Member

Ms Virginija Šidlauskienė

Director

Centre for Gender Studies

Šiauliai University

Virginija Šidlauskiene is a Professor and Director of the Centre for Gender Studies and Research at Šiauliai University in Lithuania. Her experience covers inequality policies and gender mainstreaming at national and EU level. During her career, she has dealt with gender equality indicators, gender mainstreaming and social innovations by gender equality plans at academic institutions (EQUAL Initiative), carried out gender equality research in EU FP6, FP7, COST and national ESF projects. She has also worked with the Steering Committee for Equality between Women and Men (Council of Europe) on the measurement of critical areas of concern of the Beijing Platform for Action. Furthermore, she is an expert at the Directorate-General for Human Rights of the Council of Europe and a member of the working group on the Implementation of Horizontal Politics under the Lithuanian Ministry of Finance. Virginija Šidlauskiene holds a doctorate in Social Sciences.

Declaration of interests (.pdf)


Alternate

Ms Greta Vainauskaitė

Specialist

Equality between Women and Men Division

Ministry of Social Security and Labour

Greta Vainauskaitė currently serves as Specialist in the Equality between Women and Men Division of the Ministry of Social Security and Labour in Lithuania. Here, she is in charge of composing the content of the National Equal Opportunities for Women and Men programme for the period of 2015 to 2020 and of preparing national reports for the UN Commission on the Status of Women (UN CSW). Furthermore, she participates in the preparation of Lithuania’s positions on matters for the Council of the European Union and monitors the implementation of measures on gender equality at national and international level. Before this, Ms Vainauskaitė worked at the Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the European Union. During her studies, she gained initial work experience at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania. Greta Vainauskaitė holds a degree in International Relations and Public Policy and Management.

Declaration of interests (.pdf)

Luxembourg (LU) - Mr Paul Zahlen

Member

Mr Paul Zahlen

Head of Social Statistics Department

National Statistical Institute of Luxemburg (STATEC)

Paul Zahlen is the Head of the Division for Social Statistics at the National Statistical Institute of Luxemburg (STATEC). Before this appointment, he was responsible for the library and the training organisation of STATEC for a nine-year period between 2000 and 2009. Currently, his main responsibilities lie in developing the work of the Institute on demography, labour market, income and living conditions and consumer prices. Paul Zahlen has a doctorate in History and Civilisation from the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.


Alternate

Ms Marie Valentova

Researcher

Centre for Population, Poverty and Public Policy Studies (CEPS/INSTEAD)

Marie Valentova has worked as a researcher at the Centre for Population, Poverty and Public Policy Studies (CEPS/INSTEAD) in Luxemburg since 2008, where her interests are: the reconciliation of family life and paid work, gender issues, female labour market participation, social policy analysis and evaluation, immigration and integration of immigrants and social cohesion. She has published widely on these issues and her research papers have appeared in international peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Social Policy, Social Indicators Research, Women in Management Review and Equal Opportunities International among others. Ms Valentova is a visiting fellow at the University of Leuven, Belgium, where she was an assistant professor between 2002 and 2007. She also acts as a country expert in Luxembourg for the Peer Review in Social Protection and Social Inclusion and Assessment in Social Inclusion. Marie Valentova holds a PhD in Social Sciences from Masaryk University in Brno.

Magyarország / Hungary (HU) - Ms Zsuzsanna Gerber

Member

Ms Zsuzsanna Gerber

Former President of the Hungarian Women's Alliance

Zsuzsanna Gerber was appointed by the Hungarian Ministry of Human Resources, Dept. of Family, Youth and Women Affairs whom she team-worked with. Ms Gerber was in charge of organizing the Public Life Academy for Women (Budapest) and the Women’s Conferences of the Carpathian Basin. She participated in the work of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (UN CSW) in New York, and the work of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in Geneva, and the work of the Family Platform Project in Lisbon and Brussels. She was also responsible for organizing an international conference on the Family in the Hungarian Parliament. As a Mental health specialist, trainer and coach, she facilitates Leadership trainings for Women. She is in charge of the coordination of Women’s Groups, Family Academy, and Marriage Enrichment programs. She is also responsible for developing personal and organizational effectiveness in the public, business and educational sectors. Zsuzsanna Gerber holds a degree in Political Communication, a degree in Mental Health, and a degree in Computer Science.

Declaration of interests (.pdf)


Alternate

Mr Roland Kisgyőri

Head of Department for Equal Opportunities

Ministry of Human Resources, State Secretary for Social and Family Affairs

Roland Kisgyőri has been Head of the Department for Equal Opportunities at the Hungarian Ministry of Human Resources under the State Secretary for Social and Family Affairs since 2012. Prior to this appointment, he was the coordinator of the EU-funded project supporting national activities aiming to combat discrimination and promote equality. Between 2010 and 2011, he was Deputy Head of the Department for Equal Opportunities. During the course of his career, Mr Kisgyőri has been a research fellow at the Austrian Institute for European Security Policy and at the Századvég foundation (Hungary). Roland Kisgyőri holds a Master’s degree in History and another in Public Policy.

Malta (MT) - Mr Vanni Xuereb

Member

Mr Vanni Xuereb

Head

Malta-EU Steering and Action Committee (MEUSAC)

Vanni Xuereb has been Head of the Malta-EU Steering and Action Committee within the Ministry of Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil Liberties since 2008. He is in charge of managing a structured consultation process between the government, political parties and civil society on EU legislative and policy proposals, disseminating EU information to key stakeholders as well as assisting local government and NGOs on EU funded programmes. His main areas of expertise are employment, social affairs and equal opportunities as well as justice and freedom. He has been a member of the National Commission for the Promotion of Equality between Men and Women since 2004 and was previously a member of the Programme Committee for the EU’s Action Programme to combat all forms of discrimination. Vanni Xuereb graduated in Law from the University of Malta and pursued postgraduate studies in Advanced European Legal Studies at the College of Europe in Bruges.

Declaration of interests (.pdf)


Alternate

Ms Sina Bugeja

Chief Executive Officer – Special Projects

Ministry for Energy and Health

Sina Bugeja is currently assigned to the Ministry for Energy and Health as Chief Executive Officer – Special Projects. She was Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation for Social Welfare Services for five years and a member of the Government Expert Group on Anti-Discrimination at EU level. Between 2004 and 2009, she was Executive Director of the National Commission for the Promotion of Equality (NCPE). Ms Bugeja has previous experience in the promotion of equality, representing Malta at the High-level Group on Gender Equality and Diversity (European Parliament) and the Council of Europe Steering Committee for Equality between Women and Men (CDEG). Ms Bugeja is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Public Health and lectures on various courses in Health Promotion at the University of Malta. She is also an HIV/AIDS counsellor. Sina Bugeja holds an MSc in Health Promotion and Education as well as a degree in Nursing and Social Work.

Nederland / Netherlands (NL) - Ms Catherine Bij de Vaate

Member

Ms Catherine Bij de Vaate

Policy Adviser

Atria Institute on Gender Equality and Women’s History

Catherine Bij de Vaate is a Policy Adviser at Atria Institute on Gender Equality and Women’s History in Amsterdam. Before joining Atria, she worked as a trainer, lecturer and coach in different European countries. Her areas of expertise include gender equality, gender stereotypes, gender mainstreaming, advocacy, female labour participation, work-life balance, diversity, cross-cultural management, empowerment, women and leadership and women and political participation. Since 2010, she has been Project Leader of the Masterclass, Keys to the EU. Apart from writing columns and articles on gender issues, she has trained many policy-makers and NGO officials on gender mainstreaming. In 2013, she was appointed by the Council of Europe to train the Gender Equality Rapporteurs on gender equality and gender mainstreaming. She is regularly invited to speak at international conferences. Catherine Bij de Vaate has a Master’s degree in International Business Administration.

Declaration of interests (.pdf)


Alternate

Mr Charles Alexander de Vries

Senior Policy Advisor International Gender issues

Ministry of Education, Culture and Science Gender Equality and LHBT Equality Department

Charles de Vries works as Senior Policy Adviser to the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science in the Gender Equality and LGBT Equality Department. Mr. Charles de Vries is an economist and an expert in the practice of working with the Beijing Indicators. He was a member of the Dutch delegation of the 54th, 55th, 56th and 57th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014 in New York.

Declaration of interests (.pdf)

Österreich / Austria (AT) - Ms Ingrid Nikolay-Leitner

Member

Ms Ingrid Nikolay-Leitner

Director

Ombudsman for Equal Employment Opportunities between Women and Men

Ingrid Nikolay-Leitner has been Director of the national equality body with legal competences for gender, ethnic origin, religion and belief, age and sexual orientation since 2004. Previously, she was Head of the Ombudsman for Equal Employment Opportunities between Women and Men from 1991 to 2003. She is co-founder of the European Network of Equality Bodies, EQUINET, of which she was an executive board member between 2006 and 2011, and continues to be part of the working group on policy formation. In her role as expert in equality issues, she has participated in the elaboration of the periodic Austrian report to the UN-Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and to the UN-Human Rights Committee. She is a university lecturer at the Law faculty in Vienna and a lecturer in Adult Education. Among other affiliations, she is a member of the Austrian Women Lawyers Association. Ingrid Nikolay-Leitner holds a degree in Law and Psychology.

Declaration of interests (.pdf)


Alternate

Mr Nikolaus Benke

Head of the Department

Department of Roman Law and Ancient Legal History

University of Vienna

Nikolaus Benke is currently Head of the Department of Roman Law and Ancient Legal History at the University of Vienna. In 1999 he established a specialised programme in Legal Gender Studies at the Viennese Faculty of Law, a programme that he still coordinates. He is an editor for the Viennese Studies in History, Law and Society and he regularly conducts gender sensitivity trainings for diverse target groups, such as university executives or female junior faculty members. For over 10 years (1999–2011), he was Commissioner and Vice-chair of the Working Group on Equal Treatment at the University of Vienna. In 2011, Dr Benke became Anti-Sexism Counsellor of the Austrian Advertisement Control Committee and in 2013, Deputy Head of the Gender and Agency research group at the University of Vienna. Nikolaus Benke holds a PhD in Law.

Polska / Poland (PL) - Ms Magdalena Sroda

Member

Ms Magdalena Sroda

Professor

Institute of Philosophy

University of Warsaw

Magdalena Środa has worked at the Institute of Philosophy at Warsaw University (UW) since 1982. Her academic specialisations include: the history of ideas, political and moral philosophy, applied ethics, diversity problems and gender and women studies. She has participated in many national and international conferences on issues concerning women and has written numerous articles and books about ethics, political philosophy and gender and women studies. She is the leader of the Congress of Women in Poland and a member of the Committee on Philosophical Sciences and of the Committee on Ethics in Science at the Polish Academy of Sciences. Moreover, she is Director of the Postgraduate School of Philosophy and Ethics, UW. Between 2004 and 2005, she was appointed Minister Plenipotentiary for the Equal Status of Men and Women. Magdalena Środa holds a PhD in Philosophy from the Institute of Philosophy at UW.

Declaration of interests (.pdf)


Alternate

Ms Ewa Rumińska–Zimny

Professor

International Women’s Forum by Warsaw School of Economics

Warsaw School of Economics

Portugal (PT) - Ms Dina Maria Catarino Canço de Pontes Leça

Member

Ms Dina Maria Catarino Canço de Pontes Leça

Adviser

Secretary of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Equality

Dina Maria Catarino Canço de Pontes Leça is currently Adviser to the Secretary of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Equality in Portugal. Between 1978 and 2011, she was Senior Adviser to the Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality (CIG), the governmental mechanism for gender equality. In the CIG, she was responsible for the gathering and analysis of statistical data on the situation of women and gender equality. She was also responsible for the work on indicators and the coordination of a periodic publication on gender equality, including information on legislation and statistics. She was a member of the Portuguese Statistical Council from 2003 to 2005, representing the field of gender equality and has also represented Portugal at EU, UN and OECD level and been a member of various OECD Working Groups. Dina Maria Catarino Canço de Pontes Leça graduated in Economics from the Technical University of Lisbon.

Declaration of interests (.pdf)


Alternate

Mr Manuel Joaquim Pereira Albano

Director of Services

Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality

Manuel Joaquim Pereira Albano has been working in the areas of gender equality, women’s rights and gender-based violence since 1994. Currently, he is Director of Services of the Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality in Portugal. At the Commission he had already served as Head of the North Delegation between 1998 and 2009, and as Vice-president from 2009 to 2012. Among his other functions, Mr Albano is the national rapporteur for trafficking in human beings and the national coordinator of the First and Second Action Plans against Trafficking. Furthermore, he coordinates and participates in national and community projects in the areas of citizenship, gender equality and gender violence, including domestic violence and trafficking in human beings, representing the Commission at national and international events. Manuel Joaquim Pereira Albano holds a degree in Social Sciences.

Declaration of interests (.pdf)

România / Romania (RO) - Mr Sorin Ioan Botezatu

Member

Mr Sorin Ioan Botezatu

Deputy Director

Directorate for Equal Opportunities between Women and Men

Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Protection and the Elderly

Sorin Ioan Botezatu is Deputy Director of the Directorate for Equal Opportunities between Women and Men at the Romanian Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Protection and the Elderly, where he has been a senior civil servant for more than 15 years. As a sociologist and long-term member of the Directorate for EU Affairs, he was directly involved in preparing the Romanian positions concerning various issues to be included in the EU’s social policy dimension. These issues were social protection and social inclusion, family policies, youth and women’s employment, demographic challenges, gender equality and equal opportunities. He represented Romania in the European Council’s Social Protection Committee. His main tasks were the development of policies and governmental action plans in the field of gender equality, the coordination of appliance and integration of the gender mainstreaming dimension into national legislation and the coordination of national legislation in this field with EU acquits and strategy guidelines on gender issues.

Declaration of interests (.pdf)


Alternate

Ms Maria Ulican

Legal adviser

Department for Equal opportunities between Women and Men

Slovenija / Slovenia (SI) - Ms Milica Antić Gaber

Member

Ms Milica Antić Gaber

Professor

Faculty of Arts, Department of Sociology

University of Ljubljana

Milica Antić Gaber is a Professor at the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts, at the University of Lubljana in Slovenia, where she teaches Sociology of Gender and coordinates the doctoral programme for Gender Studies. She has lectured at universities in Budapest, Belgrade, Dubrovnik and London. She has recently been involved in research projects on electoral gender quotas in Europe and coordinated an international project implementing EU directives on violence against women, children and youth in new EU Member States, as well as national projects on the reconciliation of private and professional life for female politicians in Slovenia; the gender structure of contemporary Slovene society and gender positioning in the field of politics. She has published widely on gender equality, gender-based violence, women in politics and gender quota systems in the Slovenian and international context. Milica Antić Gaber has a PhD in Sociology.


Alternate

Ms Tanja Salecl

Secretary

Equal Opportunities Department

Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities

Tanja Salecl is Secretary of the Equal Opportunities Department and has been working in the area of gender equality and women’s human rights since 1993, when she first joined the Office for Equal Opportunities of the Slovenian Government. In her role as Secretary, she is responsible for the areas of gender mainstreaming, labour market, sexual harassment and reconciliation of work-family life. Previously, she worked in the roles of Vice-secretary, Adviser to the Government, Deputy Director and Director of the Office for Equal Opportunities, until the Office for Equal Opportunity and the field of gender equality were re-assigned to the Ministry of Labour, Family and Social Affairs in 2012. Tanja Salecl holds a Master’s degree in Management of Non-profit Organisations, specialising in education and development.

Slovensko / Slovakia (SK) - Ms Silvia Porubänová

Member

Ms Silvia Porubänová

Senior Researcher and Director

Institute for Labour and Family Research

Silvia Porubänová is a sociologist and currently a Senior Researcher and Director at the Institute for Labour and Family Research in Bratislava, where she is in charge of managing projects, information and activities on family issues and social policy. She has professional experience in the field of gender equality, social inclusion and the status of women in the labour market. Additionally, she actively participates in civic initiatives aimed at increasing the social and political participation of women and marginalised groups. As author and editor of many books and articles, she has been widely published on issues such as abortion, LGBT rights and integration of immigrants. She is a member of the Advisory Committee on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men (European Commission), as well as an expert in the Committee for Gender Equality of the Slovak Government and head of the Working Group on Work-Family Reconciliation.

Declaration of interests (.pdf)


Alternate

Ms Mariana Szapuová

Associate Professor

Deptartment of Philosophy and History of Philosophy& Gender Studies Centre

Comenius University in Bratislava

Mariana Szapuová is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy and History of Philosophy & Gender Studies Centre, Comenius University in Bratislava, where she lectures on Feminist Philosophy and Gender Studies. She focuses on feminist epistemology, issues relating to gender in science and the history of feminist thinking. She has participated in several international and national projects in the area of gender equality and feminist theory. She was a member of the Steering Committee for the Central European Centre for Women and Youth in Science and she has also been working on gender equality in science and research as a member of the Expert Group for Gender Equality in R&D in Slovakia. Mariana Szapuová studied Philosophy at the Faculty of Philosophy, Comenius University in Bratislava, where she also completed her doctoral studies.

Suomi / Finland (FI) - Ms Minna Kelhä

Member

Ms Minna Kelhä

Development Manager

Minna - Centre for Gender Equality Information

Minna Kelhä is the Development Manager of the Minna Centre for Gender Equality Information in Finland. She has extensive experience in the field of gender equality policy, having previously taught gender studies at the University of Helsinki and worked as the Special Adviser to the minister responsible for gender equality issues in Finland. Minna Kelhä has a PhD in Education Theory. In her doctoral dissertation, she analysed motherhood from the perspectives of age and social class, drawing on feminist research traditions both theoretically and methodologically.

Declaration of interests (.pdf)


Alternate

Ms Eeva Raevaara

Ministerial Adviser

Gender Equality Unit

Ministry of Social Affairs and Health

Eeva Raevaara is currently working as Ministerial Adviser at the Gender Equality Unit of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health in Finland. She has worked in the field of gender equality and gender studies since the 1980s, both in the Finnish national bodies for gender equality and in academia. Previously, she worked as a coordinator and researcher at the Christina Institute for Women’s Studies, University of Helsinki. Her main research fields are gender equality policies and discourses as well as gender issues in local politics. She has participated in Nordic and European research projects and networks in the fields of gender studies and feminist political science. Eeva Raevaara holds a PhD in Social Sciences with a focus on gender equality policies.

Declaration of interests (.pdf)

Sverige / Sweden (SE) - Ms Kerstin Alnebratt

Member

Ms Kerstin Alnebratt

Director

Swedish Secretariat for Gender research

Kerstin Alnebratt has served as Director of the Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research since 2009. The Secretariat, located at the University of Gothenburg, has a national assignment with the task of disseminating gender research and strengthening the research field. In recent years the Secretariat has received several new commissions from the Nordic Council of Ministers. Dr Alnebratt’s main area of interest is critical studies on gender equality, including the relations between theory, politics and practice. She has published different reports and scientific articles on the interdisciplinarity of research policies and practices. Between 2003 and 2005, she worked as a consultant, while previously she was Deputy Mayor of the city of Gothenburg. Among her affiliations, she chairs the editorial board of the Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, Nora, and the Women’s Folk High School Foundation. Kerstin Alnebratt has a PhD in Gender Research.

Declaration of interests (.pdf)


Alternate

Mr Lars Plantin

Associate Professor

Faculty of Health and Society, Department of Social Work

Malmö University

Lars Plantin is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Health and Society of Malmö University in Sweden. His main area of expertise is family sociology with a special focus on fatherhood, parenting in modern family life and work-family boundaries. He has published various articles on the subject such as Talking and Doing Fatherhood: On fatherhood and Masculinity in Sweden and Britain (2003), and Different Classes, Different Fathers? On Fatherhood, Economic Conditions and Class in Sweden (2007). He has also published articles and books on the themes of parenthood and the internet, reproductive health and migration and work and family life. In this respect, he also worked for the World Health Organisation. He is member of the scientific network European Network of Fatherhood Research and of the research collaboration Transitions. Lars Plantin holds a PhD in Social Work.

Declaration of interests (.pdf)

United Kingdom (UK) - Mr Giovanni Razzu

Member

Mr Giovanni Razzu

Professor of Economics of Public Policy

Acting Head of Department of Economics

University of Reading

Giovanni Razzu has been Professor of Economics of Public Policy at the University of Reading in England since November 2012, where he directs the Master in Public Policy programme. He is also Acting Head of the Department of Economics and School Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes. His areas of research are inequality, gender and the labour market, poverty and social mobility, the capabilities approach and autonomy, housing and regeneration. Before joining Reading University, he was a government economist for almost 10 years. He was also Acting Chief Economist at the Government Equalities Office for one year from its establishment in 2007. From 2008 to 2010, he helped the Secretariat to the National Equality Panel produce the report An Anatomy of Economic Inequality in the UK.

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