Webinar “Gender equality in European Research, Innovation and Higher Education”

How to enhance scientific excellence through Gender Equality Plans?

March 10 2022, 10:00 – 12:00 CET

The EU is committed to advancing gender equality in all areas, the Research and Innovation (R&I) sector being no exception. Despite the progress achieved, many structural barriers to gender equality in research and innovation persist. The She Figures 2021 report provides data and analysis for approximately 88 indicators monitoring the state of gender equality in R&I across Europe. A new indicator shows that women represented less than a quarter of self-employed professionals in Science and Engineering (S&E) and ICT. Furthermore, gender equality has been mainstreamed in the Horizon Europe programme, i.e. by Gender Equality Plans. To contribute to the development, CZELOLINOPolSCA, and SLORD jointly organize a virtual event Gender equality in European Research, Innovation and Higher EducationThe objective of this event is to give an overview of the latest EU gender policy developments. Recent developments and illustrative cases from the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Poland, and Slovakia will be presented.

The event is free of charge but registration is necessary to attend the webinar. The deadline for the registration is March 8, 2022. The meeting link will be sent on March 9, 2022.

You can register here.


10:00 – 10:05    Welcome remarks

10:05 – 10:25  Anne Pépin Senior Policy Officer, Gender Sector Unit D4 Democracy & European Values DG Research & Innovation

10:25 – 10:35    Q&A

10:35 – 10:4Czech Republic: Marcela Linková, Head of the Centre for Gender and Science at the Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences 

10:45 – 10:55    Lithuania: Agnė Paliokaitė, Science and innovation policy researcher, Founder and Director of international research institute Visionary Analytics; Aurelija Novelskaitė, Associate Professor of Vilnius University

10:55 – 11:05    Poland: Anna Knapińska, Assistant Professor at the National Information Processing Institute

11:05 – 11:15    Slovakia: Gabriel Bianchi, Deputy Director at the Institute for Research in Social Communication of the Slovak Academy of Sciences

11:15 – 11:55      Roundtable discussion: How to enhance scientific excellence through Gender Equality Plans?

11:55 – 12:00    Closing remarks 

You can download full agenda here.

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