Research project

Women in culture and media: A European comparison

Women in culture and media: A European comparison is a comprehensive survey of the role of women in art, culture and the media industry in selected European countries, conducted by a research team at the Hertie School and led by Helmut K. Anheier. The project views the German context from an international, comparative perspective and aims to learn from other countries’ experiences and best practices. The project is structured into a preliminary quantitative and qualitative investigation, followed by a panel discussion in Berlin with experts from the countries investigated in the research phase. The final results of the research are presented in a practice-oriented report which takes the lessons learned during the panel discussion (Spring 2017), as well as those learned from an online exchange with country experts, into account.


1 December 2016 - 31 July 2017



Rethinking the role of women in cultural and media professions: A European comparison

10.05.2017 | 6:00 - 7:30 pm | Hertie School, Forum 

Panel discussion with Helmut Anheier, Eva Fehringer, Lisa Jordan, Charles Landry, Suzanne Pradel, and Els van der Plas


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