EUROPEAN WOMEN IN SPORT
For an adaptive governance of women’s sports practices
7-9 JUNE 2023
Beyond the Pitch
3 DAYS OF INSIGHTS : RETHINKING WOMEN’S BALL SPORTS
This conference aims to update and renew our understanding of women’s football and other ball sports.
The objective is to analyse the issues at stake in terms of good practice and to observe the new representations that they give rise to. Beyond the obstacles and constraints that weigh on women footballers, or even ball sportswomen, the actions and experiences that allow them to develop will be defined and commented on.
Both multidisciplinary and indisciplinary, this conference brings together researchers from various backgrounds as well as experts and professionals working in the field of women’s sports, including football.
Session 1 : Best practices and experience feedback in Europe
Session 2 : Beyond football and Europe
Session 3 : Development of women’s football, financing and rights
Session 1 : History and new representations of women’s football
Session 2 : Best practices, visibility and promotion, feedbacks
Documentary Little Miss Soccer
Followed by a debate
Participants enjoyed a globetrotting documentary film Little Miss Soccer that aired on Canal+ group channels during the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.
Following the film, engaging discussions and debates took place, likely centered around the tournament’s impact, women’s soccer, and related topics.
VISIT TO THE ABBAYE
The international symposium received unanimous support from local authorities and institutions.
The Maubuisson Abbaye offered to host the gala dinner free of charge as well as a guided tour for all attendees. Ideal occasion for the participants to enjoy “Khépri, Sortir au Jour”, a fascinating exhibition by artist Félicie d’Estienne d’Orves that takes visitors on a metaphysical and poetic journey, combining humanity and the cosmos.
The gala dinner that followed provided a cultural and convivial get-together before the final day of the symposium.
LITTLE MISS SOCCER
Immersed in the world of soccer thrills and team camaraderie. A memorable tournament where five teams : Cergy, ILEPS, Evreux, LMS and Les Mamans, came together for the love of the game.
THE FOOT ?!
As part of the International Conference, CY’s culture department presents “What the foot?”, a photographic exhibition by the Collectif HUMA.
The project explores “women’s relationship with football as a vehicle for empowerment, personal development and equality”.
CY Cergy Paris Université
Senior project Manager
Project co-funded by the Erasmus plus programme. All rights reserved – 2023