Since September 2019, Universidad de Cadiz is part of a consortium which received the grant for Erasmus Plus KA203 projects – Strategic Partnership in Higher Education, for the project: New Quality in Education for Gender Equality – Strategic Partnership for the Development of Master`s Study program LAW AND GENDER. The specific objective of the project is to contribute to gender mainstreaming of legal studies through building together a Master’s degree program in “LAW AND GENDER”
The Consortium members are five Universities together with the Universidad de Cádiz. The University of Belgrade, who leads the project as main partner, University Libera Universita Maria SS. Assunta di Roma, Department of Law – Lumsa University Palermo, Italy, Orebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work, Sweden and Universitat des Saarlandes, Faculty of Law Europa-Institut, Germany.
The necessity of a gender-sensitive approach in legal education emerges from the highest value and normative standards of modern international and national law. The project aims to contribute to educate students of law (future lawyers, judges, prosecutors, administrative workers, members of parliament and government bodies) in a gender-sensitive manner means a real investment in better legislation and a more correct interpretation and implementation of law. It also means an investment in a better future by sensitizing judges in particular, but also legal professionals in all fields of legal practice. This serves the fulfillment of the essence of contemporary law – equal respect and protection for all individuals. But the project also aims to offer adequate knowledge and skills for the work on both legal and non-legal jobs related to the gender mainstreaming in all relevant fields of politics, law making and law implementation in judiciary, decision making in the state administration, state/regional/local policy making related to economics, social security, media, culture, and concerning the academic gender sensitive knowledge production in the fields of law as well as social sciences and humanities.
The agenda of the project also includes the creation of learning materials, the establishment of a Legal Clinic in this area and create an on-line platform for life-long learning on gender issues, with materials which would contribute to raising awareness on gender equality and enhancing the knowledge and practice necessary to combat all forms of gender based discrimination, violence and sexual harassment.
This pioneering and fully innovative academic undertaking will certainly contribute to gender sensitive reconstructing of all most relevant fields of legal knowledge production. This whole process and the end result will be stimulative for general improvement of higher education and legal studies at universities in the EU and the accession countries, especially in Serbia.
To contribute to the studies and disseminate the importance of the knowledge about gender issues, we are very pleased to invite you all to the 2nd ONLINE Multiplier Event of the LAWGEM Consortium “GENDER AND LAW IN PRACTICE AND EDUCATION” at the University of Cádiz,Spain; that will be held online from 19th to 20th July. 2021. The purpose of this Multiplier Event is to disseminate the general objectives of the LAWGEM project. To be more specific: contribute to socially inclusive higher education and to improve the quality of legal education, across Europe and elsewhere, to build a fully innovative systemic curriculum of master legal studies.
In our congress we will discuss the importance of gender in practice and profession with interesting speakers and participants for this purpose. But we will take the opportunity to present our project results and would be very pleased if many of you would also participate in the debate. We offer the opportunity to present papers to be published on the online platform, to disseminate the importance of the studies of gender. Please find the detailed agenda and call for papers.
We look forward to seeing you and you are welcome to forward this invitation to interested colleagues and friends.