European Projects, Free to Choose

Free to Choose results presented at the Scientific Meeting on Sociology of Gender!

VALENCIA. 22-23 MARCH 2018. More than 180 experts took part in the scientific meeting on Sociology of Gender by University of Valencia on the 22th and 23th of March 2018. The participants came from Spain, Mexico, Brazil and Uruguay. According to the organizers, in recent decades gender theories significantly contributed to the development of new theoretical models, ideas, paradigms and other epistemological visions in modern sociology.

The main objective of the conference was to create a space of discussion where to exchange experiences and best practices. It was organized around different thematic groups: 1. “Feminist theory and methodology of research of women and gender, New feminisms”, 2. “Migrations, public policies and processes of globalization”, 3. “Media, ICT, science and gender. New masculinity and intersections’; 4. “Processes of socialization of gender identities and violence against women”; 5. “Families: reconciliation of personal, work and family life, health and care”; 6. “Work and Employment. Women entrepreneurs and wage discrimination “.

Capitolina DIAZ, FTC scientific supervisor of University of Valencia, Anna Giulia INGELLIS, FTC project manager of University of Valencia, and Marcela JABBAZ, researcher of University of Valencia, held two lectures:

1. “Gender Gap and young people, from education to work: a comparison among the Southern European countries” within the thematic group 6;

2. “Self-image and choice in transition to employment: A study on young people from five European countries” within the thematic group 3.

The lectures were a great opportunity to present the first evidences coming from the sociological research that they are carrying out in FreeToChoose and explain how gender stereotypes operate in the lives of young people in the transition from secondary to tertiary education, from tertiary education to workplace.

For further information download the lectures’ slides
Mind the Gap_Una comparación entre los países del Sur Europa
Autoimagen y elección en la transición a la profesión y el empleo