The organizers of this one-day workshop invite papers which examine women's parliamentary representation in Eastern Europe. The concept of representation as developed in Hanna Pitkin's seminal work will be used to analyse the issue of gender&politics in Eastern Europe. Whereas descriptive representation focuses on the number of women elected to parliament, substantive representation emphasises the effects of women's presence on policy outputs. We welcome papers dealing with theoretical, methodological and empirical issues concerning women's parliamentary representation. In particular, we welcome papers with a strong empirical component. Papers can present either case studies or comparative analyses of the following countries: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, in addition to Croatia and Slovenia.Please send an abstract of 300 words to the conference organiser, Dr Anna Gwiazda, email@example.com by 31 January 2017. We will notify you by mid-February about the selection outcome. This workshop is supported by the Noble Foundation research grant. We will cover two-night accommodation in central London but travel expenses will have to be paid by workshop participants.