In March, an interdisciplinary research team including, among others, representatives of the UG Centre for Sustainable Development started an international project entitled REALISING GIRLS’ AND WOMEN’S INCLUSION, REPRESENTATION AND EMPOWERMENT – RE-WIRING as part of the Horizon Europe programme.

The project team includes:

  • Natasza Kosakowska-Berezecka, PhD, DSc, Prof of the UG, Project Manager on the UG side (Institute of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences)
  • Sylwia Mrozowska, PhD, DSc, Prof of the UG (Institute of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Sustainable Development, UG)
  • Magdalena Żadkowska, PhD (Institute of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences)
  • Barbara Kijewska, PhD (Institute of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Sustainable Development UG)
  • Joanna Kruczalak-Jankowska, PhD, DSc, Prof of the UG (Equal Treatment and Anti-Harassment Advocate, Department of Commercial Law, Faculty of Law and Administration)
  • Jolanta Mrozek-Kwiatkowska, MSc (project coordinator, Centre for Sustainable Development UG).

The project leader is Utrecht University and activities will be carried out in six countries in Europe and Africa.

On 04 April 2023, the first meeting (online) of the entire international RE-WIRING team took place, where the next steps of the project, the perspectives of the project, the ethnic dimension were discussed. Building the project’s virtual community and stakeholder engagement were also discussed. The next project team meeting is scheduled for 01-03 June 2023 in Utrecht.

The essence of RE-WIRING is to analyse the prevailing legal, political, social and cultural and educational arrangements contributing to discrimination against women and girls with a view to change, through redesigning existing legal, policy and institutional approaches. This includes not only the systems for legislating, implementing, monitoring and enforcing equality laws and policies as such, but also the policies and actions of all societal actors involved – not only governments and other public bodies, but also companies, banks, social partners, health institutions, schools and academia, the media and closer to home, the family and, for example, women’s organisations or religious groups. The ambition of the RE-WIRING project is to go beyond existing doctrinal and political transformative approaches to equality.

Horizon Europe Framework Programme (HORIZON)