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04 July 2016 - 08 July 2016

Summer School on gender economics and society

04 July 2016 - 08 July 2016

Summer School on gender economics and society

Summer School on gender economics and society
Summer School on gender economics and society

Background

Background

Only about 60% of the economic participation gender gap and only 21% of the political empowerment gap have been closed, according to the World Economic Forum. Join this Summer School to learn how research can inform evidence-based policy-making.

Learn more on the Summer School from Prof. Elsa Fornero, former Minister of Labour of Italy and Director of the Centre for Research on Pensions and Welfare Policies. 

There is now widespread recognition of the importance of gender strategies in promoting growth and development and in improving welfare systems. This is reflected both in the increasing importance of gender-specific programs aimed at strengthening women's participation in economic life, in politics and in institutions, and in the progress of theoretical analysis and indicators for monitoring and evaluating these programs.

Economic and social policies that aim to respond to equality challenges must be based on solid evidence and research. This Summer School - a joint endeavour of ITCILO, University of Turin, Turin Polytechnic and Collegio Carlo Alberto - gives Master and PhD Students a rare opportunity to interact with top level academics and explore the gender dimensions of the economy and their different impacts on society, with an interdisciplinary approach.

Building on the reputation earned from the success of the past two editions, and thanks to a consolidated group of high level academics and experts, the school will provide an intensive, in-depth look at the linkages between gender, economics and social policies; participants will also have the opportunity to discuss their current research in an international environment.

A 3-month internship/visiting period in the Fall 2016 at CeRP Collegio Carlo Alberto or at the Department of Economics, University of Turin, sponsored by UniCredit & Universities Foundation, will be offered to two students. The selection will based on CVs and research topics.

 

Content

Content

Lectures will cover a variety of topics – under the unifying frame of the life cycle 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 well-being indicators; diversity management; political participation; gender quotas; migration issues.

The course will include both academic sessions and case studies. Lecturers will have a wide experience in public administration (Ministries, European Commission, Bank of Italy) or in the private sector.

A 3-month internship/visiting period in the Fall 2016 at CeRP Collegio Carlo Alberto or at the Department of Economics, University of Turin, sponsored by UniCredit & Universities Foundation, will be offered to two students. The selection will be based on CVs and research topics.

Summer School on Gender Economics and Society - July 2014 - Interviews from CeRP - Collegio Carlo Alberto on Vimeo.

Format

Format

The course will be organized in: morning lectures; afternoon sessions (devoted to group activities, case studies, best practices and experiences, students’ presentations). Tutors will also be present throughout the course to support students.

Maximum number of participants: 30.

Course duration: One week.

Daily programme

Daily programme

PROGRAMME


Monday 4 July


Morning session


9:00 - 10:30 Welcome coffee and address - Presentation of program

10:30 - 11:30 Lecture: “Interpreting gender gaps in a life cycle perspective” ELSA FORNERO Professor of Economics, University of Turin, former Minister of Labour, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, Italy


11:30 - 12:30 Lecture: “Gendered employment biographies in light of EU employment and social policies” UTE KLAMMER Professor of Social Policy, University of Duisburg-Essen in Essen, Germany

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch

Afternoon session


14:00 - 15:15 Lecture: “Promoting gender equality through work/family policies  – policy choices and trade-offs” SILKE STEINHILBER Specialist on Conditions of Work and Gender Equality, ILO Budapest


15:15 - 15:30 Break

 

15:30 - 16:45 Lecture: “Promoting gender equality through work/family policies  – policy choices and trade-offs”  SILKE STEINHILBER Specialist on Conditions of Work and Gender Equality, ILO Budapest


16:45 - 18:00 Tutoring/autonomous organization of students activities 


Tuesday 5 July


Morning session


9:00 - 10:15 Lecture: “Gender pay gap. Definition, decomposition and trends." MARIA LAURA DI TOMMASO - Associate Professor of Economics, University of Turin, Italy


10:15 - 10:45 Group photo - Break


10:45 - 12:00 Lecture “Does economic independence matter for violence against women?” FRANCESCA BETTIO - Professor of Economics, University of Siena, Italy


12:00 - 13:45 Lunch


Afternoon session


13:45 - 15:00 Lecture: “Savings and financial inclusion” MARIACRISTINA ROSSI - Associate Professor of Economics, University of Turin, Italy

15:00 - 15:15 Break

15:15 - 16:30 Lecture (video conf.) “Gender gaps and family-friendly policies in industrialized economies” CLAUDIA OLIVETTI Professor of Economics, Boston College, USA


16:30 - 18:00 Tutoring/students’ presentation


Wednesday 6 July


Morning session


9:00 - 10:15 Lecture: “Agenda 2030 and the SDGs: a feminist reading” VALERIA ESQUIVEL Research Coordinator on Gender & Development , United Nations Research Institute for Social Development


10:15 - 10:45 Break


10:45 - 12:00 Lecture: “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. Where are we with regard to the Sustainable Development Goal n. 5?” CHIARA SARACENO - Honorary Fellow, Collegio Carlo Alberto, Turin, Italy


12:00 - 13:45 Lunch


Afternoon session

13:45 - 15:00 Seminar: "A transformative  approach to care policies" VALERIA ESQUIVEL Research Coordinator on Gender & Development , United Nations Research Institute for Social Development

15:00 - 15:15 Break


15:15 - 16:15 Lecture “How to monitor gender equality in the European Union?: A lesson learned” ANNA RITA MANCA Statistician, European Commission - Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy


16:15 - 17:15 UNICREDIT & UNIVERSITIES FOUNDATION LECTURE: “Gender and politics. How to increase female political empowerment?” AUDINGA BALTRUNAITE Researcher, Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University, Sweden


17:15 - 18:00 Tutoring/students’ presentation


Thursday 7 July


Morning session


9:00 - 10:15 Lecture: “Stereotypes on female migration” ALESSANDRA VENTURINI - Professor of Political Economy, University of Turin, Italy


10:15 - 10:45 Break


10:45 - 12:00 Lecture: “The role of gender in entrepreneurial finance” ELISA UGHETTO - Assistant Professor Accounting and Corporate Finance, Polytechnic of Turin, Italy


12:00 - 13:45 Lunch


Afternoon session


13:45 - 15:00 Lecture: “Innovation and gender: does the definition of innovation affect women's presence in innovative business sectors? MARINA NUCIARI - Professor of Sociology,University of Turin, Italy


15:00 - 15:15 Break 


15:15 - 16:15 Lecture: “The Participatory Gender Audit” BENEDETTA MAGRI - Senior Programme Officer, International Labour Standards, Rights at Work and Gender Equality Programme, ITC-ILO, Turin, Italy

16:15 - 17:15 Lecture: “The Participatory Gender Audit in science and research” ALBERTO ANFOSSI - General Manager, Compagnia di San Paolo - Sistema Torino / BENEDETTA MAGRI - Senior Programme Officer, International Labour Standards, Rights at Work and Gender Equality Programme, ITC-ILO, Turin, Italy


17:15 - 18:00 Tutoring/students’ presentation

20:00 Social dinner with dinner speech by ALESSANDRO VARALDO (CEO, Amundi)


Friday 8 July


Morning session


9:00 - 10:15 Lecture “Student beliefs, teacher characteristics, and the gender gap in stem fields” DARIO SANSONE Ph.D. Student in Economics, Georgetown University, USA


10:15 - 10:45 Break


10:45 - 12:00 Official closure and student’s feedback - Evaluation/certificates


12:00 - 13:30 Lunch


Afternoon session


13:30 - 15:30 Panel discussion: “Bridging gaps between generations, research and society, art and economy”

Chair: ELSA FORNERO

PATRIZIA ASPRONI - President, Fondazione Torino Musei

MAGDA BIANCO - Head of the Consumer Protection and Anti-Money Laundering Directorate, Bank of Italy

GIULIA PORINO and GIULIA ZACCHIA, Representatives of the working group on Gender Economics and Social Sciences - Young Scholar Initiative, Institute for New Economic Thinking

COSTANZA RAMORINO, Vice President,  Valore D Association

Official closure


Venue: International Training Centre of the ILO - Viale Maestri del Lavoro 10 – 10127 Turin www.itcilo.org - Tel. Secretariat (Ms Claudia Fuggiaschi) +39 011 693 6936

 

Click here to download the pdf version of the programme.

Resource persons

Resource persons

This temporary list of speakers may slightly change.

Confirmed Speakers

Alberto Anfossi – Compagnia di San Paolo - Sistema Torino, Italy

Patrizia Asproni - President, Fondazione Torino Musei

Audinga Baltrunaite - Researcher, Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University, Sweden

Francesca Bettio - Professor of Economics, University of Siena, Italy

Magda Bianco - Head of the Consumer Protection and Anti-Money Laundering Directorate, Bank of Italy

Maria Laura Di Tommaso - Associate Professor of Economics, University of Turin, Italy

Valeria Esquivel - Head of Gender Research, UNRISD, Geneva

Elsa Fornero - Professor of Economics, University of Turin, former Minister of Labour, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, Italy

Ute Klammer - Professor of Social Policy, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany

Benedetta Magri - International Labour Standards, Rights at Work and Gender Equality Programme, ITCILO, Turin, Italy

Annarita Manca - Statistician, European Commission - Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy

Marina Nuciari - Professor of Sociology, University of Turin, Italy

Claudia Olivetti - Professor of Economics, Boston College, U.S.A.

Giulia Porino - Representatives of the working group on Gender Economics and Social Sciences - Young Scholar Initiative, Institute for New Economic Thinking, Italy

Mariacristina Rossi - Associate Professor of Economics, University of Turin, Italy

Dario Sansone - Ph.D. Student in Economics, Georgetown University, USA

Chiara Saraceno - Honorary Fellow, Collegio Carlo Alberto, Turin, Italy

Silke Steinhilber - Specialist on Conditions of Work and Gender Equality, ILO Budapest

Elisa Ughetto - Assistant Professor Accounting and Corporate Finance, Polytechnic of Turin, Italy

Alessandro Varaldo - CEO, Amundi

Alessandra Venturini - Professor of Political Economy, University of Turin, Italy

Giulia Zacchia - Representatives of the working group on Gender Economics and Social Sciences - Young Scholar Initiative, Institute for New Economic Thinking, Italy

Anna Zavaritt, Communication and Marketing Manager, Valore D Association, Italy

Learning materials

Learning materials

Training materials and presentations will be uploaded to a Dropbox shared folder during the Summer School.

Language

Language

The course will be offered in English. Fluency in spoken and written English is required.

How to apply

How to apply

Applications will open on April 18, 2016 and close on May 23, 2016.

The application form can be accessed on-line at: http://intranetp.itcilo.org/STDRFFUND?coord_code=A909182&set_language=en

Accepted participants will be notified by June 3.

Costs

Costs

Tuition

Tution fees amount to Euro 1,550 and include course material, tutoring, coffee breaks and a social dinner.

Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors partial fellowships are available. Therefore students who will be awarded a fellowship will need to cover only a fee of Euro 350.

Accommodation and meals

Thanks to the in-kind support of the University and Polytechnic of Turin, accommodation can be provided free-of-charge in Turin University residences outside the ITCILO Campus. Free private bus transportation to and from the Residences to and from the ITCILO Campus will also be provided. Students staying at the University residences will have to provide for their own meals.  A self-service canteen and a bar are available at the ITCILO Campus for lunches. 

On-Campus accommodation at the ITCILO is also available upon request. Cost for full board and lodging on Campus during the whole course amounts to Euro 600.

Certificate of attendance

Provided at the end of the course.

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