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ACELG guest researcher Beatrice Russo addresses the principle of non-discrimination on the base of gender in the European Union by focussing on the case of Italian sportswomen who contrary to their male counterparts cannot become professional athletes.

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Organised by Beatrice Russo, Università degli Studi della Campania L. Vanvitelli-SUN
Date 22 June 2017
Time 13:00 - 14:00


In this lunch seminar, the speaker expounds on the "Italian case", which is peculiar because – according to the Italian norms – women cannot become professional athletes while their male colleagues can. The presentation is based mainly on a chapter of Beatrice Russo’s doctoral research project on "Gender Discrimination in the field of sport", which she approaches at three different levels, i.e. by employing a feminist interpretation of jurisprudence, by analyzing the European Union and international regulatory approach and by defining comparative case studies.

The speaker

Beatrice Russo is an Italian lawyer and PhD Fellow at the Università degli Studi della Campania L. Vanvitelli-SUN. She has authored several articles and case studies and has contributed to a series of legal and political publications. Furthermore she has participated, as guest speaker, in various conferences at the Italian Senate and, as guest lecturer, in different Universities, such as Ca Foscari - University in Venice and Università degli Studi di Roma Tre in Rome. Beatrice has been "Cultore della materia" (Subject Expert) in Administrative Law (Sports and Regulations), at the Università degli Studi di Roma Foro Italico and she collaborates with the academic Foundation Foro Italico and the Cultura Democratica Foundation (European think tank on legal and political topics). She is co-director of the "Labour and Welfare" section of the Scientific Magazine Innovazione & Riforme and she is "Young Leader" in "The Pacific Forum CSIS". Beatrice has been a guest at ACELG since beginning of April 2017.

Attendance and registration

Attendance is free, registration by email to Angela Moisl,, is appreciated. 


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