International Seminar

Gestational Surrogacy in Southern Europe 

September 27, 2017, 14h30

Room 1, CES | Alta


This seminar aims to create academic space for the discussion of one of the most central and contemporary themes in the field of reproductive citizenship.

Based on preliminary data within the scope of the INTIMATE project ( ), including legal mapping and interviews with beneficiaries and experts, issues related to obstacles, decision-making and experiences related to this reproductive method and with the experience of homoparentality will be addressed.

The context of Southern Europe offers geographical and political diversity conducive to a cross-cutting reflection that will interest students, researchers, activists, journalists and policy makers, among other people.

Context: Team INTIMATE - Ana Cristina Santos (Coord.), Ana Lúcia Santos, Pablo Perez Navarro, Tatiana Motterle

Aurora González Ginzo, Secretary and Spokeswoman of the Association for Surrogate Gestation in Spain

Tommaso Giartosio, Famiglie Arcobaleno (rainbow families), Italy

Joana Freire, Portuguese Fertility Association

Elza Pais, President of the Portuguese Parliament Subcommittee on Equality

Co-organisers: INTIMATE - Citizenship, Care and Choice: The micropolitics of intimacy in Southern Europe and the Portuguese Association of Studies on Women [APEM]