Gender-SMART FINAL CONFERENCE: Harvesting lessons learned: Inclusive Workplaces & Sustainable Impact

Taking stock of the lessons learned through the project, the Gender-SMART team organises its hybrid final conference: “Harvesting lessons learned: Inclusive Workplaces & Sustainable Impact” which will take place in Brussels, Belgium and online on October 19, 2022.

THE CONFERENCE

The aim is to share thoughts on the people, work, ideas, and commitments within our organisations with target groups (Sister institutes and stakeholders in the field of agriculture, food, and life sciences); good practices on institutionalizing and sustaining Gender Equality Action Plans for Research Performing and Research Funding Organisations (RPOs & RFOs); and pass on the experience gained to young potential change agents as the legacy of our project and inspire the next generation to put gender equity upfront and central in their work and life.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

Online & Onsite

Online registration is mandatory via the button below.
You will be invited to choose between the in-presence and the online attendance and you will receive a reminder a few days before the event. In the afternoon Gender-SMART will come together with GEARING-Roles to hold a special event with a focus on the European Year of Youth.

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CONFERENCE AGENDA
08.30–09.00 Coffee and registration
09.00–09.30

Opening session

  • Nadine Zakhia-Rozis, Gender-SMART Coordinator
  • Athanasia Moungou, Policy officer DG Research and Innovation, the European Commission
  • Elisabeth Claverie de Saint Martin, CEO of CIRAD
09.30–09.50

Keynote speech

Change of mind and change of heart: Gender Equality Plans as a tool for institutional change

  • Marcela Linková, Head of the Centre for Gender and Science at the Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences
09:50–11:10

The cross GEP analysis from Gender-SMART project

  • Katarina Slezakova, ISAS

Panel 1: The Gender-SMART experience; institutional change in agriculture and food science.

Moderator: YW

Partners:

  • WUR (speaker tba)
  • Jane Kavanagh, Teagasc
  • CIRAD (speaker tba)
  • Maroun El Moujabber, CIHEAM Bari

Discussants: Anna KOUKKIDES-PROCOPIOU; Stéphane REBOUD

11:10-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-12:45

Panel 2: Sustainable Impact on institutionalising Gender Equality.

Moderator: Laia Tarragona Fenosa, Executive Coordinator of GEARING- Roles

Partners:

  • Panayiota Polykarpou, CUT
  • Carmen Gonzalez, CICYTEX
  • ANR (speaker tba)

Discussants: Maria Sangiuliano – CALIPER Project, Christine Verschuur, Eucharia Meehan

12:45-13:00

Perspectives on gender in agriculture

  • Elena Schubert, DG AGRI
13.00–14.00 Lunch break
14:00–17:15

Joint event with GEARING-Roles: Gender equality in the digital age

  • Conclusions by Elisabeth Lipiatou DG Connect
14:00–14:10

Opening session

  • Nadine Zakhia, Gender-SMART
  • Maria Silvestre, GEARING-Roles
14:10–15:10

Roundtable on how best to engage young people and include young people’s voices in decision-making?  (tbc)

Moderator

  • Ayse Gül Altinay, GEARING-Roles
15:10–15:30 Coffee Break
15:30–16:30

Hands-on Workshop: “Organising and mobilising young voices: how to build a successful campaign”

  • Panayiota Polykarpou, CUT, Cyprus
16:30–16:45

Perspectives on gender and the digital age

  • Elisabeth Lipiatou DG CONNECT
16:45–17:15

Closure of meeting 

  • Nadine Zakhia for Gender-SMART
  • Maria Silvestre for GEARING-Roles

The conference agenda is subject to slight changes.

HOW TO GET THERE AND WHERE TO STAY

Museum of Natural Sciences
Vautier Street 29
1000 Brussels

Practical information

If you are looking for places to stay while in Brussels, please follow this link for some ideas (a list compiled with the help of our sister project GEARING-Roles).

SPEAKERS

The list of speakers and their bios will be announced soon.

Speaker

Marcela Linkova

Speaker

Athanasia Moungou

Speaker

Elisabeth Claverie de Saint Martin