Gendered Citizenship in Multicultural Europe: The Impact of the Contemporary Women's Movements (FEMCIT)

Project leader

Funding source

EU Sixth Framework Programme - Citizens and governance

Project Details

Start date: 01/02/2007
End date: 31/01/2011
Funding: 3994930 EUR


FEMCIT sees citizenship as rights and responsibilities, routes to political access, economic participation as well as feelings and practices of social and cultural belonging. All of these aspects of citizenship will be addressed in the project. FEMCIT understands the promotion of full citizenship as involving both redistributive and recognitional policies and interventions. Women’s full citizenship require policies and interventions which address both redistribution and recognition - the redistribution of material, economic and political resources, and the cultural and social transformation of gender itself (Fraser, 1997). Citizenship will be conceptualized and researched as encompassing the gender-relevant dimensions of the relations between individuals and the institutions of national and EU governance – political, social and economic - that may differentially interact with women’s and men’s participation and engagement in political and civil life. The concept of “citizenship” will be operationalised in terms of the following inter-related dimensions, integrating multicultural issues into all of them: * Political citizenship (democratic participation/representation) * Social citizenship (family policy, child care) * Economic citizenship (work, access to and equality in employment) * Ethnic and religious citizenship (minority/majority feminism & racism, gender equality and religion) * Bodily and sexual citizenship (control over the body (reproductive rights) and sexuality (sexual violence) * Intimate citizenship (new family formations and transformations of intimate life)

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