2022 Korčula School - PROGRAMME

2022 Korčulanska škola - PROGRAM


Muško ženska klackalica / The Gender Seesaw

#13 Zita Gurmai, Member of the Board of the CEE Gender Network

Zita Gurmai is a Hungarian politician, Member of the European Parliament from 2004 until 2014. She is a member of the Hungarian Socialist Party, part of the Party of European Socialists and was previously Vice President of the Socialist International. Currently Zita is member of the Hungarian Parliament and President of PES Women. She has also been serving as the Assembly's General Rapporteur on violence against women since 2020. Zita is member of the CEE Gender Network International Board contributing to the broader discussions on political and ideological trends in the region and especially on gender equality.


Muško ženska klackalica / The Gender Seesaw

#12 Pia Locatelli, Member of the Board of the CEE Gender Network

Pia Alda Locatelli is Vice-President of the Socialist International and Honorary President of the Socialist International Women. She is member of the Party of European Socialists Presidency and deputy leader of the Socialist Party of Italy. She was member of the European Parliament and recently of the Italian Parliament in the Chamber of Deputies, Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality and the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy and chairwoman of the delegation for relations with the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, as well as in the Italian delegation to the International Parliamentary Union. Pia is a member of the CEE Gender Network International Board and has been active on democracy building and gender issues in the Western Balkans.


Muško ženska klackalica / The Gender Seesaw

#11 Mojca Kleva Kekus, Activist

Mojca Kleva Kekus is a Slovenian activist, former Member of the European Parliament (S&D) and local councilor in the city of Koper for almost 10 years. During those years, she was active in civil society movements, mostly devoted to women's emancipation and youth participation in politics. As President of the Think tank Progresiva she leads European projects relevant to Slovenia and the Balkan region. Mojca is a Bureau member of FEPS and CEE Network for Gender Issues.   


Muško ženska klackalica / The Gender Seesaw

#10 Marta Szigeti Bonifert, Member of the Board of the CEE Gender Network

Marta Szigeti Bonifert is innovative transformational leader, change manager with proven track record of success. Developed and implemented strategies, programs and actions in the public and private sector. Marta has a sound knowledge and good track record in sustainability and gender issues. Marta is Vice President of the Institute of Directors: Vice President of the European Partners for Environment; member of the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee, member of the global advisory board to the President of UTokyo; an advisor to Agroinnova Scientific Committee. Trained presenter of The Climate Reality Project, founded by Al Gore. 


Muško ženska klackalica / The Gender Seesaw

#9 Barbara Blasin, feministička aktivistica

Barbara Blasin, feministička aktivistica po profesiji grafička dizajnerica, diplomirala je 2002. Studij dizajna pri Arhitektonskom fakultetu u Zagrebu. Aktivna je članica Centra za ženske studije i ULUPUH-a. Izlagala je samostalno i na mnogim grupnim domaćim i međunarodnim izložbama.

Dobitnica je nagrade Hrvatske sekcije AICA-e (International Association of Art Critics) na Zagrebačkom salonu 2008. i 2011. godine. Autorica je istraživačkog projekta Ženski vodič kroz Zagreb (2004. – 2006.) i knjige koja je 2006. ušla u nominaciju za nacionalnu nagradu „Kiklop“ u znanstveno popularnoj kategoriji.


The Central and Eastern European Network for Gender Issues (CEE Gender Network)

was established in 1994 under the auspices of the  European Forum for Democracy and Solidarity ( In 2018 the Network and the European Forum will celebrate 25 years of political and civic engagement in democracy building in Central and Eastern European countries in transition.

The CEE Gender Network as a coalition has a strong base and support of progressive and leftist political parties and civil society, political leaders, and activists from the CEE Region and Europe.

"Korčula School" think tank

The "Korčula School" has become a recognized regional South Eastern European think tank that focuses on progressive and social democratic policies to promote gender equality.

Initiated in 2012 by the CEE Network for Gender Issues the "Korčula School" is designed to be a unique political, ideological, free thinking space for a substantive and forward-looking exchange of views on critical ideological and political issues on transforming politics to promote gender equality.  

The "Korčula School" brings together women and men political leaders from center left and social democratic parties, experts, political activists, and feminists, especially from South Eastern Europe to discuss gender equality issues.

(CEE Gender Network)

Board Members

Daša Šašić Šilović
Daša Šašić ŠilovićChair
Kalinka Gaber
Kalinka GaberBoard Member
Zita Gurmai
Zita GurmaiBoard Member
Pavle Bogoevski
Pavle BogoevskiBoard Member
Lovorka Marinović
Lovorka MarinovićRegional project Manager
Marta Szigeti Bonifert
Marta Szigeti BonifertBoard Member
Mojca Kleva Kekuš
Mojca Kleva KekušBoard Member
Tamara Tripić
Tamara TripićBoard Member
Emina Abrahamsdotter
Emina AbrahamsdotterBoard Member
Pia Locatelli
Pia LocatelliBoard Member

Support team

Nebojša Martić
Nebojša MartićTeam Assistant
Jelena Pecotić
Jelena PecotićAssistant to the Chair