Category Archives: Korčula School

Korcula School 2017

This year’s 6th Korčula School was held on 26 and 27 August 2017 in Cavtat, Croatia.

The theme of this year’s School is “Policy Transformation – Intergenerational Dialogue on Gender Equality and Solidarity“.

19905285_1859133840970763_5294610784520592091_nMore than 40 high-level participants from the political and progressive options from the public and non-governmental sector, from the region and the European Union countries discussed political and development challenges that require the change of neo-liberal and conservative “solutions” to social justice, human and gender rights and social and inter-generational solidarity.

Among the participants were Peđa Grbin and former Interior Minister Ranko Ostojić, President of the Democratic Party of Serbia Dragan Šutanovac and SDP Montenegro President Ranko Krivokapić, President of PES Women Zita Gurmai, President of the Parliamentary Group of Italian Socialist Party and President of the Human Rights Committee Pia Locatelli, Chair of the CEE Gender Network Daša Šilović as well as many other distinguished experts in his field.

More about School

For six consecutive years, the Korčula School organizes the Central-Eastern European Network for Gender Equality (also known as CEE Gender Network) in cooperation with the Center for the new initiatives (Zagreb).

The aim of the Korčula School is to bring together women and men from the Southeast Europe to discuss gender equality through an open, contentious political and ideological dialogue that looks at the state of society and political trends from the standpoint of the social democratic and progressive vision of human rights, gender equality and the strengthening of democracy in the countries region.

Over the years the school has become a recognizable think tank for its innovative, open, progressive and substitutive approach.

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Korčula School Report 2016

The fifth in a row Korčula School think tank on Gender Equality took place in Korcula on the 27th and 28th of August 2016.

The topic this year was the refugee and migrant crisis through a gender lens. More than 40 participants from all over the world discussed the current refugee and migrant crisis from a gender equality perspective.

Check out our annual Korčula School 2016 Report.

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Korčula School edition “Progressive Men and Women on the Move for Gender Equality” August 2016

Dear Readers,

The Central and Eastern European Network for Gender Issues  (also known as CEE Gender Network) is launching a special issue of our Newsletter with corresponding reference material and contributions from some of the participants for 2016 Korčula School.

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Gender Equality

The fifth in a row Korčula School think tank on Gender Equality will take place in Korcula on the 27th and 28th of August 2016. The topic this year is the refugee and migrant crisis through a gender lens.

Newsletter “Progressive Men and Women on the Move for Gender Equality” August 2016

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We hope you will find the Newsletter useful and we encourage your contributions, comments and references.

CEE Network for Gender Issues team

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Disclaimer
The views and opinions expressed in the newsletter are those of the authors and do not
necessarily reflect the official position of the CEE Network for Gender Issues (also known as CEE Gender Network).

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Opened student scholarship contest for Korčula School 2016

CEE Network for Gender Issues is announcing its student scholarship contest for this year’s Korčula School. This years topic for Korčula School is “Refugee And Migrant Crisis through A Gender Differentiated Lens – Progressive Responses”, and it will take place in Korčula from 26 to 28 August 2016. 

Korčula School 2016CEE Network for Gender Issues offers two scholarships for attendance at Korčula School, which includes paid trip and full pension.

Requirements:

  • Residence in Croatia
  • Graduate students

Interested students need to send 5000 characters essay on topic „Gender Perspective on The Refugee and Migrant Crisis“ and their CV to ceegendernetmedia@gmail.com. The deadline for scholarship applicants is  July 31 2016.

Learn more about Korčula School 2016 Agenda

2016 Korčula School will address the urgent political issue of the unprecedented influx of women, men and children from war torn and politically and economically unstable areas of the Middle East, especially Iraq and Syria, but equally of countries like Afghanistan, Pakistan, African countries and others. Women refugees lack resources, food, housing, access to health and social services, protection and security. There is a rise in child labour, early marriages, prostitution and trafficking with women and children as well as all sorts of sexual harassment, violence, abuse and exploitation.

While looking at immediate challenges of the crisis, the School will address mid-term and longer-term perspectives of integration, education, employment and will take a comprehensive look at the crisis from a gender disaggregated lens.

The “Korčula School”is intended to gather women and men leaders from South Eastern Europe to discuss gender equality issues. Now in its fifth year, the “School” has become a recognized think tank because of its innovative, open, progressive and substantive approach to equality and human rights.

 

 

 

Korčula School 2015: “Transformative Politics – Women in Politics”

CEE Network for Gender Equality is organizing its fourth Korčula School for Gender Equality, 29-30 August 2015 in Hotel Marko Polo, Korčula. This year’s topic of the School is “Transformative Politics – Women in Politics” focusing on the role of women and women’s forums in political parties on the center left.

851f7b2f70dfc8fa89cd70b4ea4bd214 - kORČULA-5Over 40 high level participants, women and men, engaged on the political left and in public and civil society ranks will debate the topics of internal party democracy and lessons learnt in electoral processes in the region – how do women fare, the role of women’s forums in political parties and their influence and impact, the myths and realities around the “glass ceiling” and the effect of training and political party engagement with its members to promote gender equality.

The Korčula School is organized by the CEE Network for Gender Issues with the co-sponsorship of the Party of European Socialists (PES) and the Olof Palme International Center.

For more information please contact: ceegendernet@gmail.com referencing Antonija Petković.

ANNOUNCING Korčula School 2015

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We are pleased to announce Korčula School 2015 which will be held from 28 – 30 August 2015 on the island of Korčula, Croatia.851f7b2f70dfc8fa89cd70b4ea4bd214 - pokušaj 2

This year’s topic is “Transformative politics – Women in politics”. The participants of Korčula School 2015 will discuss transformative politics through women’s contribution and participation in mainstream politics and in the political parties on the center left.  The emphasis will be on gender equality, i.e. the role of men and women in party leaderships to promote parity.

The “Korčula School”is intended to gather women and men leaders from South Eastern Europe to discuss gender equality issues. Now in its fourth year, the “School” has become a recognized think tank because of its innovative, open, progressive and substantive approach to equality and human rights.

 

Korčula School 2014 Report

CEE Gender Network is pleased to publish the report for Korčula School 2014 which was held in town Korčula (Croatia) from Friday, 26 to Sunday, 28 September 2014. The third meeting, since 2012, is organized by the CEE Network for Gender Issues in collaboration with the Center for New Initiatives (Zagreb) and under the financial sponsorship of the Olof Palme International Center.

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Some of the key messages are: a.) many countries ratify important documents and resolutions to look good in the eyes of international community b.) often the emphasis is on violence in the family rather than on violence against the woman as a victim, there is a problem with implementation of law c.) Gender sensitive budgeting is ignored, or limited d.) sexual harassment is directly relating to the core of women’s human rights and equality

Learn more: Korcula 2014 report