Europe is female

Federica Di Sarcina – PhD in History of European integration, formerly a holder of the Jean Monnet Module The EU and Gender Equality at the University of Siena (2011-2014) and of the Postgraduate Vibeke Sørensen Grant at the Historical Archives of the European Union (HAEU) (September 2015) – has been the guest of the TV programme Il tempo e la storia, presented by Michela Ponzani. The episode – devoted to the European gender equality policy and the mothers of Europe – will be broadcast on Friday 10th March at 13.15 on Rai Tre and – in the longer version – on Rai Storia at 20.30 (channel 54 on digital terrestrial television), and will then be made available at the RaiPlay website.

As an author of several scholarly publications, among them L’Europa delle donne. La politica di pari opportunità nella storia dell’integrazione europea (1957 – 2007), Di Sarcina has dedicated her doctoral and postdoctoral research to the origins and evolution of the gender question in the European Economic Community (EEC)/European Union (EU). Her research covers multiple sources, some of which are stored at the HAEU(fonds: BAC – CEE/CEEA Commission; FDE – Femmes d’Europe; FDLV – Fausta Deshormes La Valle; ME – Mouvement européen). Her work highlights the role of the European institutions – which have had a decisive role to play in the acquis communautaire on equal pay and equal treatment between men and women, gender mainstreaming and the definition of European gender citizenship – in creating a greater awareness of gender issues within the EEC/EU.