The Future of the European Union: Public Discussions


6th October 2021:

EUGenDem virtual workshop sessions on ‘Gender, democracy, and polarized politics in Europe’:

The first workshop on ‘Gender perspectives on EU socio-economic governance’ took place and can be viewed here.


Muireann O’Dwyer (University of St. Andrews, UK) and Stefanie Wöhl (University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna, Austria): Gender in the EU Recovery and Resilience Facility

Anna Elomäki (Tampere University, Finland) and Rosalind Cavaghan (independent scholar, Visiting Researcher at University of Edinburgh, UK): Dead ends and blind spots in the European Semester: the epistemological foundation of the crisis of social reproduction

Barbara Gaweda (Tampere University, Finland): Framing the ‘social’ in the European Parliament: the European Pillar of Social Rights and party politics

To check out the full program, please visit the website:

28. - 29.09. 2021: Paper presentation at the International conference Tagung "International Finance & World Trade", at the University of Vienna.

7. Juli 2021: Speed Mentoring with young scientists at the European Consortium for Political Science and Gender Pre-Conference.

24th June 2021: Online Presentation and discussion with members of the European Parliament.

10.-12. June 2021 ECPR EU Standing Group online Conference with a Panel chaired by Stefanie Wöhl und Muireann O'Dwyer (St. Andrews University): "Gender and European Integration. Theories, Policies and Methodologies

Public Lecture Series (in German only) "Diversität und soziale Integration in der EU" Winter term 2020/21. For more information click here.

Interview with Stefanie Wöhl on "ORF 2" May 4th 2020 in "Kulturmontag" and 3SAT on the effects of Covid-19 on private households.

Prof. (FH) Dr. Stefanie Wöhl, Jean Monnet Chair, and Gabriele Heinisch-Hosek (SPÖ) discuss the effects for women in the Covid-19 crisis in an online public round table (in German language only). 23rd April 2020, 18.00 - 19.00 CET

Public Round Table Discussion on 20th November 2019 at the University of Applied Sciences BFI

The round table discussed the state and future of the European Union following the inauguration of the EU Commission in December 2019 and took up topics such as the new EU budget, solidarity between member states and the social pillar as well as the EU foreign and military policy. The event presented the new book just published by the Jean Monnet Chair and colleagues at UAS BFI titled "The State of the European Union. Fault Lines in European Integration" published with VS Springer Press in 2019. Click here for more details on the book, which was the starting point of the round table discussion.

The Round table was moderated by a journalist of an Austrian newspaper and participants were Prof.(FH) Dr. Elisabeth Springler (economist), PD Dr. Thomas Roithner (Peace and Security Researcher) and the Jean Monnet Chair Prof.(FH) Dr. Stefanie Wöhl.

Venue: University of Applied Sciences BFI, Wohlmuthstrasse 22, 1020 Vienna. Subway: "Messe-Prater" U2. The event is free and followed by a small reception.