This symposium is a unique opportunity to exchange with and learn from European academics and practitioners on intersectionality. This event aims to be innovative, action-oriented and will be based on strong participatory methods to get the most of the collective expertise and intelligence.
Intersectionality has become an increasingly used concept in EU and national policy debates but there is still a gap between discourses and concrete application in policies, practices and legislation.
How can intersectionality be mobilised by activists and policy makers as a powerful tool for equality and solidarity? How can it be used to achieve more equality and justice for the most structurally disadvantaged, at the intersections of different grounds of discrimination - whether they are men*, women*, people of colour, LGBTQI*, people with disabilities, etc.? How can we ensure that equality laws and policies, and by extension anti-discrimination laws and policies impact all groups of people equally ?
An intersectional approach to social justice and equality is absolutely essential to ensure no one is left behind and that all can access resources and contribute positively and equally to society.
The objectives of this event include:
- Deepening the understanding and knowledge on the concrete implications and applications of intersectionality, with a specific focus on race at the intersections of different grounds
- Explore and test ways to operationalize the concept of intersectionality in policy making and political practice
- Build a tight network of civil society actors and policy makers working on applying the concept of intersectionality
- Learn and share about practical and analytical methods to achieve more equality in our society