German representatives of sister projects join forces: Joint online conference of CHANGE, LeTSGEPs and SPEAR


We are pleased to announce that the three EU funded gender equality projects CHANGE, LeTSGEPs & SPEAR are organising a joint online conference on 25 and 26 November 2021. [...]
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UAVR team participated in ICGR2021


On the 21st-22nd June, the UAVR team (Portugal) participated in the 4th International Conference on Gender Research (ICGR2021). The event took place in virtual format and was organized by ACPI. Within this conference, Teresa Carvalho and Sara Diogo coordinated the session on gender balance in decision-making processes and bodies. Sara Diogo also presented the paper "Discourses of Men's Leadership in Higher Education and Research Institutions: Exploring the challenges and opportunities for gender equality", which was published in the conference proceedings. Zélia Breda was also involved in the organization of the event, as program chair of the ICGR2021. The next edition of the event will take place at the University of Aveiro (Portugal) on the 28th and 29th of April 2022.
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An evening with women in engineering


Our CHANGE coordinator Anita Thaler (IFZ Graz, Austria) met and exchanged ideas with 75 women who work in electronics and software industries. Her talk followed the excellent presentations from successful engineers Heike Schwager (Senior Director Automotive Radar Development, Infineon AG), Jennifer Zhao (EVP and GM in Advanced Optical Sensors Division, ams AG) and Sabine Martinjak (Women in Tech Lead, Bulme Graz). The international online event, organised by the Graz Women in Engineering core team, took place on June 23rd 2021, the International Women in Engineering Day to celebrate women in technology jobs, but also to reflect on difficulties in the engineering working environment.
In quick surveys between the talks, [...]
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Gender Violence(s) in the Academy Workshop


The Portuguese CHANGE team (UAVR, Portugal) has promoted the workshop "Gender Violence(s) in the Academy". The online workshop took place on June 4, at 2 pm. The main objective of the event was to clarify the concept of gender-based violence and discuss its importance in the academia.
The invited speakers were Professor Filomena Teixeira (School of Education of the Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra; Research Centre on Didactics and Technology in the Education of Trainers — University of Aveiro) and Regina Leite (School of Economics and Management, University of Minho; CICS.NOVA.Uminho). Professor Filomena Teixeira presented a talk entitled ‘Sexism in Everyday Life — flattery and Violence Against Women' and Professor Regina Duarte made a presentation about ‘Sexual Harassment in Academia: Brief Notes on the Ivory Tower'.
About 15 people participated in the session and Teresa Carvalho, coordinator of the CHANGE project at the University of Aveiro, chaired the session.

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"Funding opportunities in Horizon Europe" workshop promoted by UAVR (Portugal)


On May 7 the Portuguese CHANGE team (UAVR, Portugal) has promoted the workshop "Funding opportunities in Horizon Europe". The workshop took place online, at 3 pm and was attended by around 25 people. The main objective of the event was to discuss the funding opportunities in the new Horizon Europe framework and inclusion of diversity and equality in research.
The workshop was opened by the Vice-Rector for Research and Innovation of the University of Aveiro, Professor Artur Silva. The event was attended by the Research Support Office of the University of Aveiro and had as invited speaker Pavel Ovseiko, Senior Research Fellow in Health Policy and Management (Medical Sciences Division) from the University of Oxford.
Throughout the event, information about Horizon Europe, its characteristics and structure was presented. Some of its main objectives and challenges were also addressed, namely in terms of gender equality, and some specific examples of how to integrate gender dimension in health research were discussed in depth.

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