Summer School on Gender Economics and Society
ITCILO Campus, Turin, Italy - 6 – 10 July 2015
The importance of gender strategies to promote growth and development and to improve welfare systems is widely recognized. This is reflected in the increasing commitment of both international organization and national governments towards programmes aimed at strengthening women’s participation in economic life, in politics and in institutions, as well as in the progress of theoretical analysis and development of indicators to monitor and evaluate policies and programmes from a gender perspective.
The course will have an interdisciplinary approach, focussing on the gender dimensions of the economy, and their different impacts on society.
Target: Master and Phd Students in Economics, Sociology, Politics, Demography, Management Engineering and related disciplines, from both European and non-European Countries.
Maximum number of students: 40
10-15% of places could be allocated to non-students involved in research work and mentoring.
Course length: One week.
Course structure: The course will be organized in: morning lectures; afternoon sessions (devoted to seminars, case studies, best practices and experiences) and late afternoon poster sessions. A more detailed programme will be available at the beginning of May.
Fees: Participants are required to partially contribute to the course costs with a fee of 300 € for students and of 400 € for non-students. The fee will cover course material and lunches at the Campus of the International Training Centre of the ILO, Turin. Participants will have to cover their costs for travel and accommodation in student residences (at reasonable rates; at least 20 free accommodations will be provided by the University and Polytechnic of Turin).
Certificate of attendance: provided at the end of the course.
Applications: will open on April 20, 2015 and close on May 22, 2015.
The application form can be accessed on-line at:
Accepted participants will be notified by the end of May.
Lectures will cover a variety of topics - analyzed from a gender 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 wellbeing indicators; diversity management; political participation; migration issues.
The course will include both academic sessions and case studies. Speakers will have a key role experience in public administrations and private sectors, such as Ministries, European Commission, Bank of Italy and the private sector.
The program will also envisage a participation in the EXPO women’s week in Milan.
A 2-month stage/visiting period at CeRP-Collegio Carlo Alberto, sponsored by UniCredit & Universities Foundation, will be offered to one of the students.
• Ron Oaxaca (Professor of Economics, University of Arizona, Tucson)
• Marta Dassù (Aspen Insitute Italia, former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs)
• Elsa Fornero (Professor of Economics, University of Turin, former Minister of Labour, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, Italy)
Concept and Design
Elsa Fornero, Mariacristina Rossi
• Maria Laura Di Tommaso, Elsa Fornero, Marina Nuciari, Mariacristina Rossi (University of Turin),
• Simonetta Cavazza, Benedetta Magri (ITCILO)
• Laura Montanaro (Polytechnic of Turin)
• Claudia Fuggiaschi (ITCILO)
• Silvia Maero (Collegio Carlo Alberto)