The upcoming research funding programme ‘Horizon Europe' will make GEPs an eligibility criterion of proposals. This is one example of a governance strategy where the allocation of (monetary) resources — in terms of funding — is linked to fostering gender equality in European science and research organisation. In a session at the annual STS conference dedicated to this very topic our CHANGErs Anita Thaler, Sandra Karner (IFZ, Austria) and Jennifer Dahmen-Adkins (RWTH Aachen, Germany) invited gender researchers to co-create knowledge about how financial governance strategies can be used to [...]
On the March 29-31, Carina Jordão (UAVR, Portugal) attended the XI Portuguese Congress of Sociology "Heated identities: differences, belonging, and populisms in an effervescent world". The event took place in a virtual format. A talk entitled "Gender Equality Plans in Higher Education Institutions in Portugal: Rowing against the current?" was presented by the UAVR team.
For sure that it is important to also communicate informally during online meetings, to reserve some time for reflection, and sometimes to freshen up the conversations by inviting special guests. This is what we did during our 7th consortium meeting (which we held [...]