WHY: This webinar is part of the GE Academy capacity building program. It aims at exploring the concept of institutional change for Gender Equality in Research organizations, and how Gender Equality Plans (GEPs) can be a mean for implementing them in view of achieving the 3 main ERA objectives.

FOR WHOM: It offers a learning opportunity to HR managers and officers, equality officers and middle managers and whoever is or is envisaging to get involved in Gender Equality in research issues and feels the need of an introduction to the topic.

WHAT: After an initial insight on gender inequalities in research in Europe and the ERA policy frameworks the GEAR (Gender Equality in Academia and Research) toolkit will be presented, as a step by step guide that provides universities and research organisations with practical advice and tools through all stages of institutional change (design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation).

Furthermore, concrete case studies will be illustrated: participants will have the opportunity to know from the direct experience of  HE institutions which have successfully initiated and implemented Gender Equality Policies mostly with their own means and/or national funds, such as the University of Ferrara (Italy) and also from Research Organizations which are developing their own GEPs via H2020 funded projects, as it is the case for the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain) partner of the GEECCO Project.

We are inviting you to register for the webinar “Gender Equality Plans: an introduction” organised by the EU-funded project “Gender Equality Academy” on 31st October 2019 at 15.00 cet. 

Benefits for attendants

You will have the opportunity to familiarize with policy frameworks and facts and figures on Gender inequalities in Research and you will get a practical understanding on Gender Equality Plans to reach gender equality in your organization, learning about existing tools and good practices and posing your questions to key note speakers thanks to 3 dedicated Q&A sessions.

We want you to participate in an active way! The webinar aims at fostering interactivity in a format which is traditionally mostly oriented to knowledge transfer, so you can expect our speakers to propose some ‘live’ polls or other interactive exercises.

Trainers: Nathalie Wuiame / Chiara Oppi / Amaia Lusa Garcia