Disentangling European HIV/AIDS Policies: Activism, Citizenship and Health


Project Summary

Through the lens of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, this project will explore how the past is mobilised in the unfolding of activism, health policy and citizenship in Europe. As transnational health-governing bodies seek to integrate a fortified biomedical approach into local structures of care and prevention, the project asks how the past has come to shape these structures to enable a reflexive and situated approach to the future.

EUROPACH aims to describe the varied citizenship claims – in terms of entitlements and responsibilities – that emerge across shifting notions of Europe. It will do this by analysing the discussions and practices that make up HIV/AIDS policy in Germany, Poland, Turkey and the United Kingdom, and at the European level.

Researchers will carry out ethnographic research and analyses of artworks engaging with the epidemic. They will:

  • examine the logics of policy discussions and the transnational histories that have been involved in the co-production of these policies
  • develop a corresponding interactive map
  • record interviews with long-term activists and persons living with HIV or AIDS, which will provide a foundation for a new European HIV/AIDS oral history archive

In accounting for the multiplicity and entanglements of histories that coexist in contemporary citizenship frameworks at the nexus of sexuality, health and the body, EUROPACH aims to provide support for mapping out the dynamics of integrating local communities, contexts and histories into European structures and praxes of citizenship.

Prof. Beate Binder

Project Leader

Humboldt-University
Germany


Project Partners

Prof. Beate Binder

Project Leader

Humboldt-University
Germany

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Dr Agata Dziuban

Jagiellonian University
Poland

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Prof. Martin Lengwiler

University of Basel
Switzerland

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Prof. Marsha Rosengarten

Goldsmiths University of London
United Kingdom

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Associate Partners

Michael Krone

AIDS Action Europe
Germany

Luis Mendao

European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG)
Germany

Luca Stevenson

International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe (ICRSE_
Netherlands

Stephen Malloy

European Network of People Who Use Drugs (EuroNPUD)
United Kingdom

Heike Gronski

Deutsche AIDS-Hilfe
Germany

PG Macioti

Hydra
Germany

Eleanor Briggs

National AIDS Trust
United Kingdom

Mike Youle

Justri
United Kingdom

Aras Gunor

Trans Danisma Merkezi Dernegi (T-Der)
Turkey

Muhtar Cokar

Insan Kaynagini Gelistirme Vakfi (IKGV)
Turkey

Umut Guner

Kaos GL
Turkey

Wojciech J. Tomczynski

SIEC PLUS
Poland

Tomasz Malkuszewski

Social AIDS Committee
Poland

Jim Hubbard

ACT UP Oral History Project

  • Humboldt-University

    Humboldt-University

    Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany

  • Jagiellonian University

    Jagiellonian University

    Golebia 24, 31-007 Krakow, Poland

  • University of Basel

    University of Basel

    Petersplatz 1, 4001 Basel, Switzerland

  • Goldsmiths University of London

    Goldsmiths University of London

    8 Lewisham Way, New Cross, London SE14 6NW, UK