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10 May - Call for Applications deadline

15 May - notification on non/acceptance

1 June - deadline for sending confirmation form and information on participant's stay at JU

14 June - Fee Payment deadline

1 August - deadline for sending final version of an article





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W dniach 30 sierpnia - 4 września 2015 w Instytucie Socjologii UJ odbyła się międzynarodowa szkoła letnia zatytułowana Gender Eqaulity and Quality of Life. Policy-making in times of new gender regimes. 

Instytut Socjologii w ramach szkoły gościł światowej sławy badaczy i badaczki z zagranicy, zarówno Europy, Stanów Zjednoczonych jak i Kanady. Panelom eksperckim towarzyszyły sesje tematyczne, w trakcie których uczestnicy/czki – studenci/tki oraz młodzi doktorzy - mieli okazję zaprezentować swoje badania w dziedzinie równości płci i jakości życia oraz przedyskutować kwestie związane z tą tematyką z pozostałymi uczestnikami/czkami. Każdego dnia odbyły się również warsztaty, podczas których uczestnicy/czki pracowali/ły nad narzędziami mającymi służyć lepszej implementacji równości płci w Europie i na świecie oraz rekomendacjami dla polityki. 

Summer School: Gender Equality and Quality of Life. Policy-making in times of new gender regimes

Summer school

Gender Equality and Quality of Life.

Policy-making in times of new gender regimes



Organiser: Institute of Sociology, Jagiellonian University

Project Partners: Centre for Gender Research, University of Oslo; Institute for Health and Society, University of Oslo; Chair of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Medical College

Venue: Institute of Sociology, Jagiellonian University, 52 Grodzka Street, 31-044 Krakow, Poland

Application Deadline: 10 May 2015

Notification of acceptance sent out by: 15 May 2015

Fee payment: 14 June 2015

Course Director: Prof. Beata Kowalska, Institute of Sociology, Jagiellonian University

Course Faculty: 

Prof. Charlotte Koren, Retired Senior Researcher
Prof. Oystein Holter, Centre for Gender Research, University of Oslo
Prof. Jeff Hearn, University of Huddersfield
Dr Trine Rogg Korsvik, PhD, Centre for Gender Research, University of Oslo
Ewa Krzaklewska, Jagiellonian University
Barbara Limanowska, European Institute for Gender Equality
Dr Zofia Łapniewska, London School of Economics and Political Science
Prof. Isabel Marcus, Buffalo Law School
Aleksandra Migalska, Jagiellonian University
Prof. Angela Miles, University of Toronto
Prof. Svein Mossige, University of Oslo
Prof. Monika Płatek, Warsaw University
Prof. Krystyna Slany, Institute of Sociology, Jagiellonian University
Prof. Kari Solbreakke, Institute of Health and Society, University of Oslo
Prof. Beata Tobiasz-Adamczyk, Chair of Epidemiology, Collegium Medicum, Jagiellonian University of Krakow
Dr Sławomira Walczewska, eFKa
Dr Katarzyna Wojnicka, Centre for European Research at University of Gothenburg
Dr Marta Warat, Jagiellonian University
Dr Anna Zachorowska-Mazurkiewicz, Jagiellonian University.


The summer school focuses on exploring the relations between gender equality and quality of life. Studies of gender equality impact on quality of life are not conclusive – we cannot assume linear and unidirectional relation between gender equality and quality of life. This relation is shaped by cultural and institutional context in each country and the individual strategies adopted by the citizens. During this summer school we will try to explore the relation between as well as develop a policy recommendation and policy toolkits for policy-makers, both in Poland and Norway. 

The summer school consists of lectures, roundtables and workshops, which will introduce intersectional perspective on gender equality and quality of life. It will provide current research and debates as a basis for challenging discussion related to the following topics:

·         Gender regimes and economic constraints of neoliberalism

·         Gendered Violence

·         Men and gender equality

·         Women's movement and activism

·         Inequalities, intersectionality and quality of life 

The participants will explore various dimensions of gender equality in different context, discuss case studies related to each area and learn how to develop tools for critical assessment of gender equality policies. 

Detailed programme of summer school will be available later. 

Teaching methods

The course will consist of roundtables with experts who will offer an insightful analysis in discussed topics. Each roundtable will consist of three presentations, touching upon the international debate on the discussed topic as well as describing Polish and Norwegian research and policies in each of the spheres mentioned above. During the afternoon sessions, the participants will take part in workshops focused on policy toolkit for Poland and Norway. The work will be based both on the outcomes from the GEQ project (survey, qualitative study) as well as participants' research or PhD projects. Each participant will also present a paper based on her/his work related to gender equality in small discussion groups. Those methods will be accompanied by open discussion with scholars, practitioners and activists.

Key readings

Key readings will be send by email to all participants no later than one month before the beginning of the summer school.


To complete the summer school, the participants have to:

1)      Participate in all activities of the summer school (roundtables and workshops aimed at presenting participants' presentation and developing toolkit). The total amount of contact hours: 45

2)      Prepare a presentation based on the paper sent during the application process

3)      Prepare a peer review to an assigned presentation.

Having successfully completed the course, all participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance and 4 ECTS credit points.


The course is designed for 20 PhD students and early-stage researchers, up to 4 years after receiving PhD, as well as for independent researchers. Applicants should conduct a research on gender equality and quality of life. Students and researchers from Poland and Norway will be preferred although also other may apply.


  • Applicants from Central and East-European countries*: 50 Euros
  • Applicants from Europe and worldwide: 100 Euros

The fee shall be paid by 14 June 2015.

The fee covers:

  • tuition, study materials, coffee breaks and refreshments, lunches during the school, and certificate;
  • accommodation;
  • wine reception at the opening of the Summer School;
  • film screening;
  • farewell party.

Arrangements for transportation, visa (if needed) and other expenses should be arranged by applicants on themselves. 

Please note: If you wish to withdraw from the course, you are entitled to 50% of the tuition fee reimbursement. No refund of paid tuition will be made if you decide to withdraw later than one month before the summer school.

* Meaning: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, Kosovo, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, Albania, Greece, Turkey, Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine.

Procedure of application

The candidate will be chosen on the basis of her/his CV and submitted paper (10 pages including bibliography, font: Times New Roman, 12, 1.5 spacing). Please include keywords at the end of the abstract text.

Paper submission guideline is available here.

This paper will be later discussed during small discussion groups.

CV and paper should be sent by 10 May 2015 on the e-mail  address: The result will be announced by 15 May 2015.

The final version of your paper as well as presentation in ppt. shall be send by 1 August  to All papers will be available on the GEQ website as working papers (we do not provide proofreading, authors are responsible for it).

VISA Issues

If you are NON – EU citizen, or if you are not eligible for visa free movement, you need to apply for Schengen Visa type C in order to participate in the Summer School. 

For a full list of visa-free countries please refer to:

In order to start the visa application process, the applicant needs to go to the "e-Konsulat" website and choose the nearest Polish Consulate in his or her country: and make an appointment and file the application in person. The visa application form can be downloaded from that website and the appointments at a given consulate can be scheduled.

General information about the documents that you need to submit you will find here: but please refer to the proper Polish Consulate for further instructions for applying for visa.