Areas of Expertise

Gender, equality and diversity

Gender, equality and diversity
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Summer School on Gender Economics and Society - 6-10 July 2015 - ITCILO Campus, Turin, Italy

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.


Programme Information

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.

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 30, 2015.

The application form can be accessed on-line at:


Accepted participants will be notified by the end of May.

Programme Abstract

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.

PhD students will have the opportunity to present and discuss their research in poster sessions.
Confirmed speakers
Tommaso Arenare - Consultant, Egon Zehnder, Milan, Italy

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

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

Marta Dassù - Aspen Insitute Italia, former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

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

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

Selim Gulesci - Bocconi University, Italy (Winner of the Unicredit & Universities Foundation Best Paper Award in Gender Economics)

Elisa Luciano - Professor of Finance, University of Turin, Italy

Benedetta Magri - International Labour Standards, Rights at Work and Gender Equality Programm, ITC-ILO, Turin, Italy

Chiara Monticone - Policy Analyst, Financial Education Unit, OECD, Paris, France

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

Ronald Oaxaca - Professor of Economics, University of Arizona, Tucson

Annalisa Rosselli - Professor of Economics and History of Economic Thought, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

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

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

Eva Sierminska - Research Economist, LISER(Luxembour Institute of Socio-Economic Research)

Elisa Ughetto –Assistant Professor of Accounting and Corporate Finance, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Alessandro Varaldo - Chief Commercial Officer, Eurizon Capital, Milan, Italy

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

Representative of Valore D Association, Rome, Italy (tba)


Concept and Design

Elsa Fornero, Mariacristina Rossi


Organizing Committee

• Maria Laura Di Tommaso, Elsa Fornero, Marina Nuciari, Mariacristina Rossi (University of Turin),

• Simonetta Cavazza, Benedetta Magri (ITCILO)

• Laura Montanaro (Polytechnic of Turin)


Organisational Support

• Claudia Fuggiaschi (ITCILO)

• Silvia Maero (Collegio Carlo Alberto)

International Training Centre of the ILO

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