DATABASE: FRAmes on GENder key feminist texts from 29 countries - under CC licence - discussing feminist politics

For the first time, core feminist texts from the second wave of feminism in Europe have been made available to researchers in an easily accessible online database. The FRAGEN project brings together books, articles and pamphlets that were influential in the development of feminist ideas in 29 countries during the second half of the 20th century.
The aim of the project is to facilitate comparative research into the history of feminist thinking in 27 EU countries plus Croatia and Turkey. The database is launched to the international research community in 2011. We hope to continue this project. FRAGEN is part of the European research project QUING (Quality in Gender + Equality Politics), FP6 Integrated project 2006-2011.

29 Countries, 29 partners select core feminist texts in Europe

The selected texts have been digitised and made available in a database. Making this information available will allow for comparative research into the history of feminist ideas in different European countries.

The database developed in FRAGEN has two goals:

  • to create a database of the original texts on gender+equality frames that have emerged from feminist movements in Europe.
  • to organize and facilitate open access for researchers to this database.

From 2008 until 2011 European women’s libraries, gender studies departments and scholars from all over Europe have been working together in the FRAGEN project.