>Call for papers
>The history journal Werkstatt Geschichte is looking for a contribution
>concerning the European Union Enlargement Process in relation to woman's
>rights, gender equality and gender perspectives.
>The enlargement of the European Union to include the countries of
>Central and Eastern Europe is a historical step to which all the current
>Member States have committed themselves. The accession of the thirteen
>candidate countries will have a considerable impact on the EU, on the
>current Member States and of course on the candidate countries
>themselves. The accession to the EU implies adaptation and reform in the
>candidate countries. The EU also needs to adapt. Its institutions as
>well as its functioning have to undergo changes.
>The EU legislation on equal opportunities and rights for women and men
>as well as directives on this issue are part of the package which the
>candidate countries need to adopt before joining the EU. As a result,
>the enlargement process has provided some important policy instruments
>as gender mainstreaming for increasing equality between men and women.
>But what' s about the current policy? Which challenges does the
>Convention face in order to come to terms with the principle of equal
>opportunities for men and women? Why does the strategy of the Gender
>Mainstreaming get no mention in the constitution draft of the
>Convention? Which instruments of the gender analysis and -evaluation are
>incorporated in order that the various effects of policies on men and
>women are able to be recognised? Without gender equality there is no
>democracy. What are the connections between gender equality and an
>European social policy? Why do the political discussions about the
>enlargement don't refer to gender issues? Is there a public speech
>operating with gendered images in this debate? Which kind of impact has
>at least the enlargement on the majority of women in all countries?
>Werkstatt Geschichte appears three times a year. The article is supposed
>to be published in 2003 together with other articles discussing the
>European Union enlargement process. The article should be finished as
>soon as possible. The article is part of a debate and should not be
>longer than max. 34.000 characters. Contributions will be accepted in
>whether german or english.
>PD Dr. Ulrike Gleixner, Technische Universitat Berlin
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