GENERA Launches in Brussels

Robert Jan Smits (Director-General of the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (RTD)

The GENERA project launched at the begining of September and, to start as we mean to go on, the project kick-off invited stakeholders from across Europe to come and learn about the project and give input into how we can better support their work through the lifetime of the Project. Robert Jan Smits (Director-General of the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (RTD) opened the day, setting the tone of the meeting. The consortium, which represents top level expertise in both Physics and Gender & Science, introduced the project and we also had representatives from across Europe who are doing outstanding work in the area coming to speak about their cutting edge activities and share their experiences.

Read the European Commission News report of the event

Find presentations below:

Opening and Welcome
by Christian Scherf (directorate DESY)

Gender equality in research

  • Gender equality in Horizon 2020 - Robert Jan Smits (Director-General of the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (RTD)
  • Gender equality in STEM - Martina Schraudner (Leader Responsible Research and Innovation - Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft) Presentation
  • Gender equality in physics - Teresa Lago (Professor at Physics and Astronomy department, University of Porto) Presentation

The GENERA project - the work packages
Chaired by Thomas Berghöfer (DESY) - GENERA Coordinator

  • WP1 Introduction to the project structure - Sandra Hesping (DESY) Presentation
  • WP2: Status of GEP activities in Europe - Sveva Avveduto (CNR) Presentation
  • WP3: Monitor and evaluate progress of gender equality - Helene Schiffbänker (Joanneum) Presentation
  • WP4: Customized GEPs and their implementation - Katrin Klink (KIT) and Ulla Weber (MPG) Presentation
  • WP5: Forming an alliance to address gender in research - Job de Kleuver (FOM) Presentation
  • WP6: Dissemination and valorisation - Elizabeth Pollitzer (Portia Ltd) Presentation

Implementing the GENERA project

  • Guidelines on reporting - Paula Mota-Alves (REA) Presentation

Other 'Gender-in-Science' initiatives

  • Gender in Science initiatives in the Nordic countries - Lotta Strandberg (Senior Adviser of NORDFORSK, Norway) Presentation
  • Institute of Phyiscs Project Juno in the United Kingdom and Ireland - Eithne McCabe (Trinity College Dublin; leader of the Juno project) Presentation
  • FOm/f incentives programme in The Netherlands - Christa Hooijer (Director of FOM) Presentation
  • European FP7 project INTEGER - (INstitutional Transformation for Effecting Gender Equality in Research) - Ana Puy (Directora de la Unidad de Mujeres y Ciencia) Presentation

Enhancing impact through a network of additional research performing organisations (RPOs) and research funding organisations (RFOs)