FIERCE – Feminist movements revitalizing democracy in Europe

fiercelogo soloFIERCE project (Feminist movements revitalizing democracy in Europe) which has received funding by European Union’s Horizon Europe Research and Innovation Programme, is carried out in a multidisciplinary consortium of 11 project partners. The project’s main goal is to provide theoretical and practical knowledge and tools to revitalize alliance among feminist movement, civil society and political decision makers. FIERCE envisions to rekindle the movement-institution relationship by means of a multidimensional, bottom-up and impact-oriented approach. To that aim, the FIERCE project will rely on a systematic construction of eight relevant case studies and a comparative dimension-driven analysis of gender policy issues in five selected areas (labour market, health and reproductive rights, LGTBQ+ rights, migration, gender-based violence). The eight countries that constitute the project’s eight case studies (Denmark, France, Greece, Italy, Poland, Slovenia, Spain and Turkey) have been selected following criteria of geographical balance, diversity of political, cultural contexts and welfare systems.

FIERCE contributes to a wider understanding of feminist and anti-feminist movement activities and discourses, as well as their impact on policy outcomes. In addition, FIERCE promotes gender equality on a theoretical and practical level through policy recommendations, tools, and solutions that bring together civil society organisations and other stakeholders.



  • VILABS (koordinator projekta)
  • University of Ljubljana
  • Aalborg University
  • Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa
  • Universidad Compultense de Madrid
  • Smart Venice
  • European Alternatives
  • University of Gdansk
  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Koç University


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