Following the positive experience of the 2023 GE&DO workshops, that saw many members of this network participating and debating about gender-equality and diversity issues, the EQUAL4EUROPE consortium is pleased to launch a new call for workshops.

This call aims at collecting proposals for four workshops to hold from April to July 2024, and is open to any person who is part of the GE&DO Network, that thinks to have good practices, knowledge, toolkit or ideas to share to contribute to mainstream gender equality in the academic, educational and work context. A not exhaustive list of topics that could be addressed by people who would like to apply for this call includes:

  • Solutions for removing barriers to the recruitment, retention, and career progression of women, for addressing gender imbalances in decision making processes and for integrating the gender dimension in research and innovation content.
  • Strategies for engaging stakeholders and tackling resistances/obstacles related to the implementation of Gender Equality Plans or to other gender-sensitive activities in higher research institutions.
  • Good practices and tools for an effective integration of gender equality in teaching and research.
  • Examples of gender-sensitive mentoring programs working as a leverage to promote institutional transformation and to enhance gender equality in the whole institution.
  • Integration of gender equality in the framework of university social responsibility.
  • Data collections showing progresses made and pending/new issues for the establishment of an actual equality between women and men in European research institutions.
  • New challenges for gender equality and diversity coming from the digitalisation process and the integration of AI in academia and in workplaces.

People interested to apply should submit an abstract of maximum 150 words, describing the contents and the format of a workshop of a duration between 30 minutes and 1 hour, to be held online on the social and digital channels of the GE&DO Network between April and July 2024.

Proposals should be sent to the email address no later than 15th March 2024. The evaluation committee will promptly contact selected applicants, to make arrangements to organize the workshops and draft a calendar.