EUGenDem moves to the University of Helsinki in 2023

EUGenDem and its project team move to the University of Helsinki as of January 2023.

We will be continuing our academic work at the University of Helsinki in the final year of the project at the Centre for European Studies. We are looking forward to great new opportunities for research and networking.

In 2023, we will be organizing two final events.

First, we organise the event ‘Gender equality in the political groups: Pushing the agenda forwardin the European Parliament in Brussels 7 February 2023 in co-operation with MEP Maria Noichl (S&D). The event is targeted for policy-makers and political stakeholders. In addition to EUGenDem project finding presentations, it includes a roundtable with participation from Maria Noichl, MEP, S&D; Kira Marie Peter-Hansen, MEP, Greens/EFA; Sirpa Pietikäinen, MEP, EPP; Samira Rafaela, MEP, Renew; and Dr Costanza Hermanin, European University Institute (EUI), Italy.

Second, we organise a final EUGenDem conference ‘European Politics, Equality, and Democracy on 25-26 May 2023 in Helsinki.

The conference will feature two keynote sessions: Challenges to European democracy and integration with Natasha Wunsch (Sciences Po, CEE & ETH Zurich) and Elżbieta Korolczuk (Södertörn University and University of Warsaw) and European Parliament in turbulent times with Nathalie Brack (UL Brussels) and Johanna Kantola (University of Helsinki).

We will also have four plenary panels with: Jennifer Piscopo (Occidental College), Akwugo Emejulu (University of Warwick), Georgina Waylen (University of Manchester), Laura Landorff (Lund University), Ben Crum (VU Amsterdam), Stefanie Wöhl (University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna), Paul Copeland (Queen Mary University of London), Anna Elomäki (Tampere University), Iyiola Solanke (University of Leeds), Petra Ahrens (Tampere University), Amandine Le Bellec (Sciences Po Paris), Serena D’Agostino (VU Brussels), Nadia Brown (Georgetown University), Jonathan Chibois (Laboratory of Political Anthropology, EHESS, CNRS), Cherry Miller (University of Glasgow), Sandrine Roginsky (Catholic University Louvain).

We will also organize a number of parallel panel sessions and would like to invite everyone interested to apply.

The CfP is now open! For more details, please follow the conference website.

For our past activities, please visit our Tampere University website here.

Seminar on Researching the European Union


Welcome to the first Researching the European Union seminar!

Power and expertise in the institutions of the European Union: Perspectives from law and politics

1 February 2023, 10.00-11.30

Location: Unioninkatu 33, 247 (meeting room, 2nd floor), Centre for European Studies (CES)


Milka Sormunen (University of Helsinki): Assessing the practical implications of informalisation of EU external migration policy on separation of powers

Päivi Leino-Sandberg (University of Helsinki): Transparency and trilogues? Real legislative work for grown ups

Johanna Kantola (University of Helsinki): The politics of national delegations in the European Parliament (co-authored with Anna Elomäki, Petra Ahrens, Valentine Berthet, Barbara Gaweda and Cherry Miller)

Anna Elomäki (Tampere University): Constructing expertise in the European Parliament: Democratic legitimacy and political actors (with Taru Haapala)

The aim of the Researching the European Union seminar is to present and debate recent research on the EU from the University of Helsinki and beyond. This first seminar brings together researchers from the Centre of European Studies (CES) and Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights in the University of Helsinki. The papers come from two internationally funded research projects, the ERC funded EUGenDem, and the Norface-funded SEPAROPE as well as the STN project Legitimacy2035. To participate, please email: