Women in rural areas: labour markets, images, policies: Central Europe project WOMEN launches Call for Papers
In the WOMEN project international scientific conference on 14 March 2014 in Berlin the specific situation of women in rural areas in Central Europe will be debated. Check out the details!
Economically weak and remote regions in Europe are often affected by selective migration leading to a shortage of young women. On the one hand these migratory movements are closely related to rural labour market structures which are offering fewer (career) options to women than to men. On the other hand traditional gender roles and certain lifestyles have an impact on the migration decisions of young women: Urban areas are often supposed to offer better possibilities for personal development, education, integration in the labour market and the reconciliation of family and work to young women. For the regions affected by selective out-migration negative impacts on the regional image, a thinning out of social networks and an unfavourable effect on the regional economy are conceivable. A skills shortage in particular in female-dominated areas of the labour market is likely to become a negative locational factor.
During an international scientific conference on 14 March 2014 in Berlin colleagues from the WOMEN project want to exchange with experts on the specific situation of women in rural areas in Central Europe.
Please have a look at the CfP file and the website www.women-project.eu
Deadline for submission of proposals: 30 October 2013.
CfP WOMEN Berlin