The R&I Peers Online Conference Gender Equality Plans as change maker

The R&I Peers Online Conference Gender Equality Plans as change maker

Successful practices for sustainability

9th December 2021, 9.30-2 pm (Online, registration here)


The purpose of the conference is to discuss and bring to light the good results and working practices within the Gender Equality Plans of the R&I Peers project, as well as of the other GEP promoting initiatives. The aim is to disseminate any activity, practice or policy that could eventually lead and become a best practice.

An effective GEP should consider gender equality both in terms of an organisation’s internal processes, as well as the impact of its broader research outputs. When building and implementing a GEP there are several “building blocks” that needs to be present in order to insure some success. These can be defined as process-based elements (i.e. dedicated resources, internal monitoring, official endorsement, etc.) and content-based elements (i.e. organizational culture, gender balance in decision making bodies, gendered research, etc.).

These will be the base elements on which the exchange of “good practices” as the changemaker of the environment will be discussed with different GEP implementing bodies. To enrich and further deep dive into the organizational reality, hands-on experiences will be shared from witnesses who had to apply and run these changes internally.

The R&I Peers invites to the conference science and innovation leaders, decision makers, researchers and practitioners ready to share and learn on gender equality in R&I. The conference is free but registration is mandatory. Register Here.