Advanced Thematic Network of Women’s Studies
ATHENA3, the Advanced Thematic Network of Women’s Studies in Europe, brings together 80 institutes in the interdisciplinary field of Women’s and Gender Studies. Our aim is to unite scholars, teachers, and stakeholders from civil society and public institutions in the field of gender and diversity.
Twelve working groups, divided in three thematic fields:
- Gender, Culture & European Diversity
- Women, Access and European Citizenship
- Intersecting working groups
All partners are member of one or more working groups.
ATHENA3 is the continuation of the activities and results of two three-year cycles of ATHENA (1997-2001) and ATHENA2 (2003-2006) and those undertaken during the dissemination year (2002-2003). The main achievement of these activities has been the growth of the European dimension and institutional development of the new scholarly field of women’s studies.
European women’s studies have developed progressively through the first phase of initiating and mapping a European network of experts, teachers, institutions and activities, a successful dissemination year and a second cycle of expansion. The network has jointly developed modules, teaching materials and programmes, and conducted extensive research and published reports about didactic and educational aspects of the interdisciplinary field.
Directorate General ECDG Education and Culture - Lifelong Learning Programme - Erasmus programme - Thematic Network of Women’s Studies
Duration of the project
2006 - 2009
Participating Partners112 European partners