Title: Creating your Gender Equality Plan. Towards gender aware research organisations: Basic keys to elaborate Gender Equality Plans
Date: Monday, 2 May 2022 at 09.30 – 13.30 cet.
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Organised as part of the EU-funded Gender-SMART project (H2020), Yellow Window offers an introductory online training to Gender Equality Plans. Know about the main EU policy frameworks and priorities to promote gender equality in research and innovation and the new requirements introduced in Horizon Europe.
This training aims at explaining the basic concepts of a Gender Equality Plan and its main stages. It will sensitise participants about key problems at stake regarding gender in Research and Innovation and raise awareness about the importance of institutional change for gender equality.
The session will be offered for free to those interested in implementing GEPs in their organisations:
- Gender equality officers/Focal persons; Equality/Diversity officers
- Human resources officers
- Middle managers aiming to start the path towards institutional change
- Gender experts and trainers, organizational change consultants working with and for research organizations
- Raise awareness about the importance of institutional change for gender equality
- Know about the main EU policy frameworks and priorities to promote gender equality in research and innovation and by the new requirements introduced in Horizon Europe
- Sensitise about key problems at stake regarding gender in R&I
- Familiarise with the concept of a GEP and its main stages
- Familiarise with the GEAR tool and how to use it
Dr. Maxime Forest is a Senior Consultant at Yellow Window and a senior lecturer and researcher at Sciences Po Paris. His expertise covers the comparative analysis of gender equality policies in Europe, notably in the fields of research and innovation. With Lut Mergaert, he co-authored the chapter on ‘Integrating Gender and Diversity’ for the SAGE Handbook of Research Management (2015) and based on his extensive experience as a gender trainer, he co-edited with Maria Bustelo and Lucy Ferguson The Politics of Feminist Knowledge Transfer: Gender Training and Gender Expertise (Palgrave, 2016). For Yellow Window, he has been involved lately in the Gender-SMART, GEECCO and Gearing-Roles projects.
Vasia Madesi is a Consultant at Yellow Window and an experienced professional in EU project management, with a specialisation in coordination and support of European Research and Innovation projects. She holds a BSc in Political Sciences from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and an MSc in Political Theory and Philosophy. Since 2014, Vasia has participated in the implementation of several research and innovation projects which cover various sectors, including entrepreneurship, innovation and technology with a gender+ and inclusion dimension. She is currently part of the GE Academy Gender Trainers network.