The Hidden Potential of Gender Equity Policies in Research Funding


In a new publication by our CHANGErs Anita THALER, Maya ASHKENAZI, Madlen BAUMERT, Janne HAACK, Hana HIMI, Sandra KARNE an analysis of research funding processes and organisations could illuminate gender policies and practices, aiming at a more diverse and gender equitable research and innovation landscape, but could also reveal [...]
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New publication on Change Agency


The new article by CHANGEr Jennifer Dahmen-Adkins and her colleague Helen Peterson explores the experiences of micro change agents for gender equality in European RPOs during a structural change project. The analysis draws on empirical data consisting of [...]
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CHANGE members presented Gender Equality Plans in an ISERD webinar 25-10-2021


CHANGE members Dr. Anita Thaler (IFZ, Austria) Jennifer Dahmen-Adkins (RWTH, Germany) and Dr. Hana Himi (BBC, Israel) were among the presenters in an online webinar about Gender Equality Plans (GEPs) organized by ISERD — Israel-Europe R&D Directorate in the Israel innovation Authority on October 25, 2021. According to the new eligibility criterion in Horizon Europe,"Gender Equality Plan" are mandatory for [...]
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Registration open - Joint Conference of CHANGE, LeTSGEPs and SPEAR Projects


On 25 and 26 November 2021 the three above-mentioned EU sister projects are organising a joint online conference:
We will discuss cultural-structural perspectives of gender quality work in European Research Performing Organisations (RPOs) under the conference title "Culture eats (a gender equality) strategy for breakfast? — Structure eats (a gender-sensitive) culture for lunch?".
On day one, we will [...]
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Series of workshops on Gender Equality for Horizon Europe


The UNIZA CHANGE team planned a comprehensive "Series of workshops on Gender Equality for Horizon Europe". The online events were designed for management teams of Slovak universities including the staff who will be in future involved in the drafting of the GEPs. All four workshops were held in October 2021. The aim of the series was to guide in GE less experienced institutions through this topic, starting with providing of the theoretical basis, through summarizing what has been done so far at Slovak universities, considering the European context (focus on GE in past and current funding programmes) and finally, including recommendations for the GEP preparation. Participants had opportunity to share their ideas in small discussion rooms.

We were honoured to host up to 40 participants during the 4. workshop.
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