2nd Webinar on Establishing Synergies between the EQUAL-IST Project
and the EURAXESS Initiative and Network

Promotion of Gender Equality at EURAXESS and EQUAL-IST

Date and time: 28 February 2019 - 11:00 CET (Duration: 1:40’)


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European Research Area (ERA) objectives on gender equality have stressed the importance of promoting the results of the European Union (EU) projects that implement Gender Equality Plans (GEPs) through the EURAXESS network. EQUAL-IST (“Gender Equality Plans for Information Sciences and Technology Research Institutions”) is a project funded within the EU Horizon 2020 Framework Programme aimed at introducing structural changes at the six participating Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Information Sciences and Technology (IST) research institutions to enhance gender equality. The project is focused on the design and implementation of tailored GEPs, where the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (Charter & Code) that support gender equality were acknowledged and followed. The results have been presented, among others, in the article “Gender Equality Plans at ICT / IST Research Institutions in Alignment with the C&C Principles” published on the EURAXESS website.


The webinar objective is twofold. First, the webinar participants will gain insights into the promotion and support of gender equality at EURAXESS in general and within the EURAXESS TOP IV Project. Second, the six European research institutions participating in the EQUAL-IST project will share their experiences in introducing structural changes, as well as sustaining those changes, by implementing the Charter & Code principles that support gender equality and present first-hand examples of implemented activities.

Target Audience:

The webinar is targeted at both the EURAXESS network members and managers and the EQUAL-IST project consortium members.



11:00 - 11:05: Welcome & Introduction

The EQUAL-IST project and the EURAXESS initiative and network

Dr. Elena Gorbacheva, University of Muenster, Department of Information Systems (Germany)

11:05 - 11:20: Promotion of Gender Equality at EURAXESS: Presentation of the outcomes

of the TOP III project

Prof. Brigitte Ernst, Université de Liège, Centre de mobilité EURAXESS

11:20 - 11:25:  Q&A

11:25 - 11:40: EURAXESS TOP IV Project and its Support of Gender Equality

Prof. Dimitris Sanopoulos, National Coordinator of the Greek EURAXESS Service Network, NCP MSCA Greece, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas

11:40 - 11:45: Q&A

11:45 - 11:50: Endorsement of the Charter & Code Principles: The EQUAL-IST Way

Dr. Elena Gorbacheva, University of Muenster, Department of Information Systems (Germany)

11:50 - 12:20: Implementation of the Charter & Code Principles Supporting Gender Equality: Experiences of Introducing Structural Changes from Six European Research Institutions

University of Muenster, Department of Information Systems (Germany)

University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Department of Engineering (Italy)

University of Minho, School of engineering (Portugal)

Simon Kuznets Kharkiv National University of Economic (Ukraine)

Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania)

University of Turku (Finland)

12:20 - 12:35: Q&A

12:35 - 12:40: Concluding Remarks & Closing

Dr. Elena Gorbacheva, University of Muenster, Department of Information Systems (Germany)


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