11 Mar 21 – TARGET-GEECCO Conference

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March 11th, 2021

Virtual Conference on Zoom platform

The purpose of this conference is to advance gender equality in research and innovation in the EU. Relevant experiences of implementation of Gender Equality Plans in research funding organisations and research performing organisations will be presented and discussed with policy-makers, gender experts and practitioners.

TARGET and GEECCO invite to the conference policy-makers, science and innovation leaders, researchers and practitioners ready to collaborate, co-create and co-produce gender equality in research and innovation.

AGENDA (CET hours)

10:00 – 10:30 Opening words


  • Brigitte Ratzer (TU Wien, Austria) – GEECCO
  • Angela Wroblewski (Institute for Advanced Studies, IHS, Austria) – TARGET

10:30 – 12:00 Panel 1 – Success stories and their context

Moderators: Barbara de Micheli and Giovanna Vingelli (FGB)

Setting the scene

  • GEECCO Dos/Don’ts – Bente Knoll (B-NK GmbH)
  • TARGET Policy Brief for Mediterranean Countries – Dia Anagnostou (ELIAMEP)

Experiences from research funding organisations and research organisations

  • WWTF (Vienna Science and Technology Fund, Austria)- Donia Lasinger
  • TACR (Technology Agency of the Czech Republic) – Jana Dvorakova
  • FRRB (Regional Foundation for Biomedical Research, Italy) – Paola Bello
  • UH2C (University Hassan II Casablanca, Morocco) – Aawatif Hayar and Amina Bettachy

Panel debate

  • Athanasia Moungou (EC officer, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD) of the European Commission)
  • Marcela Linkova (Chair of the ERAC Standing Working Group on Gender in Research and Innovation
  • Maya Widmer (GEMO Widmer, former Head of Gender Equality in Research at the SNSF)
  • Roberta Schaller-Steidl (Head of the department “Gender and Diversity” at the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Research).

13:30 – 15:00 Panel 2 – Timely topics for Gender Equality Plans

Moderators: Maria Caprile and Rachel Palmén (NOTUS)

Experiences from research organisations

  • TU Wien (Austria) – Gender in content – Brigitte Ratzer
  • RMEI (Mediterranean network of engineering schools) – Gender and SDGs in curricula – Anastasia Zabanioutou
  • UB (University of Belgrade, Serbia) – Sexual harassment – Ivanka Popovic
  • UPC (University Politècnica de Catalunya – BarcelonaTech, Spain) – Gender in teaching – Amaia Lusa

Panel debate

  • Cristina Marolda (International independent expert, former Policy Officer in charge of Research and Innovation in EC Directorate General for Mobility and Transport and member of “Women & Science” working group set up in the Research Directorate General of the EC)
  • Elisabeth Günther (Social scientist, gender/diversity & digital transformation in and through education, Centre for Teacher Education, University of Vienna)
  • Kathrin Zippel (Professor of sociology at Northeastern University; co-chair of theSocial Exclusion and Inclusion Seminar at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University)
  • Sandra Laursen (Director of Ethnography & Evaluation Research (E&ER) at University of Colorado)

15:00 – 15:10 Closing remarks

Brigitte Ratzer and Angela Wroblewski