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Annual Conference in Memory of Valeria Solesin

29 January 2018
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The University of Trento, with Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, are pleased to announce the second Conference in Memory of Valeria Solesin, the young Italian researcher who was killed in the Paris terrorist attack at the Bataclan theatre on 13 November 2015.

Valeria Solesin was born and raised in Venice, earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Trento and was completing her doctoral thesis at the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne on contemporary fertility behaviour in Italy and France.

Her main research interests included marriage and family, the role of women in the labour market and in society, fertility decisions.

The purpose of this conference is to remember Valeria Solesin by giving young researchers an opportunity to present and discuss their work on recent developments in the fields of demography, economics, and sociology.

Contributions can be theoretical, empirical or policy-oriented, and those addressing the following specific topics are particularly welcome:

  • gender inequalities
  • the role of women in the labour market and in society
  • welfare policies targeted to the labour supply of women and fertility decisions
  • marriage, family and sexuality

Young scholars, PhD students and postdocs, are encouraged to apply.

Draft programme

First part - in Italian
10.00 Welcome speech
11.00 Keynote speech
  • Linda Laura Sabbadini, ISTAT – Istituto nazionale di statistica
12.00 Prize-giving and scientific presentation of the winner
13.00 Lunch
Second part - in English
14.30 Keynote speech
  • Maria Letizia Tanturri, Associate Professor of Demography at the Department of Statistics, University of Padua
15.30 Scientific Presentation best papers
17.00 Closure
Paper submission

Authors are required to submit their papers by email to equitadiversita [at] by 19 November 2017.
All papers will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee, and authors will be informed of the acceptance or rejection of their works by 15 December 2017.

Valeria Solesin Best Paper Award

Four selected papers will be presented at the conference and considered for the “Valeria Solesin Prize”. The prize amounts to 3000,00 €, and covers the recipient's travelling and accommodation expenses.

Scientific Committee
  • Gabriella Berloffa, University of Trento
  • Agar Brugiavini, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
  • Virginie De Luca Barrusse, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
  • Renaud Orain, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
  • Cristina Orso, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
  • Simona Piattoni, University of Trento
  • Barbara Poggio, University of Trento
  • Stefani Scherer, University of Trento

equitadiversita [at]