The kick-off meeting of the Horizon 2020 WIDESPREAD TWINNING project “Developing a new Network of Researchers on Contemporary European Motherhood (MotherNet)“ Nr. 952366 – will take place online on 20-22 January 2021. It will be attended by 41 researchers and 7 members of research development staff from Vilnius University, Uppsala University and the National University of Ireland Maynooth.
The purpose of the MotherNet consortium is to synergise ambitious research on motherhood, deepening our understanding of motherhood in contemporary Europe; to create a platform for knowledge sharing and skills development, both in research on motherhood and in research development; to embark on engaged and interdisciplinary motherhood research in order to advance and transform our knowledge and understanding of motherhood in Europe today.
In addition to discussing the future activities, partner obligations and the timeline of the project, the aim of the meeting is to form cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural research clusters that will work together during the three-year life span of the project and beyond to question what it means to mother in contemporary Europe.