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An evening with women in engineering

25.06.2021

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

15.06.2021

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)

21.05.2021

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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UAVR holds "The importance of work-life balance in promoting gender equality" workshop

20.05.2021

The Portuguese CHANGE team (UAVR, Portugal) has promoted the workshop "The importance of work-life balance in promoting gender equality". The workshop took place on May 4, at 2:30 pm. The main objective of the event was to discuss the importance of the balance of professional, family and personal life for gender equality. Invited speakers were Carla Tavares, President of the Commission for Equality in Labour and Employment (CITE) and Salomé Ferreira, Director of Human Resources at Porto Municipality. During the workshop some of the current good work practices in reconciliation were presented and discussed. The event was organised in partnership with the "Linha 3UA - A vida Profissional, Pessoal e Familiar em Linha na UA" project and took place online being attended by around 100 people.
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"Let's talk about money, sister!"

18.05.2021

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 [...]
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