Gender Days are initiatives usually carried out within STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) aiming to improve female participation starting from the higher education level to research career recruitment and progression. 

The aim of the Gender-in-Physics Days is to analyse the implementation of innovative activities towards gender equality identifying gaps, barriers, as well as best practices. These events pursue the goal of gender equality in Research Performing Organizations and Research Funding Organizations, modernising the organisational culture. The Gender-in-Physics Days will enable an exchange of experiences and information supporting an alliance of Research Performing Organizations and Research Funding Organizations to promote gender equality in Physics.   

Gender-in-Physics Days will take place in GENERA hosting institutions involving directly various levels of participants from junior and senior researchers to management level personnel, policy makers, and different stakeholders, internal or external to the hosting Organization.


2016 Country Host Contact Website
Nov 1 Netherlands FOM (now NWO-I) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
2017  Country  Host Contact
Jan 12 Germany Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY)    Go to the Day's website
Jan 26 Switzerland University of Geneva (UNIGE)   Info
Jan 27


CERN ESO NordForsk   Info
May 10 Italy National Research Council (CNR) and National Institute for Nuclear Physic (INFN)   Info
May 24 Austria JOANNEUM RESEARCH This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. GIPD Vienna Agenda
GIPD Vienna Conclusions
June 29 Romania Horia Hulubei National Institute for R&D in Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IFIN-HH)   Info
Oct 23–24 Spain Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC)   Info (in Spanish)
Nov 21 Lithuania Baltic Gender-in-Physics Day This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
2018  Country  Host Contact
Jan 10 France National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)
March 8 Poland Jagiellonian University in Krakow Ewelina Ciaputa

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Why Gender and Physics Days?

Physics is a science discipline with a persistently poor gender balance and particularly acute under-representation of women at high levels of the career in many countries. This is why one of our main objectives by setting up  the Gender in Physics Days is to raise the awareness for the importance of gender equality specifically in Physics.

To reach this goal we will present and discuss current and past activities and policies that show why the problem of a gender gap especially in the field of physics still remains unsolved and poorly understood.

All partners of GENERA will customize a framework to meet the local situation and needs by identifying a catalogue of topics and suggesting a common template to organize statistical information to be presented during the Gender in Physics Days. This includes a special view on the career path of women and men as well as the work of the organisation such as parental leave, part-time, telework, etc. We want to present a collection of practices for gender equality ranging from direct institutional measures to national gender quotas. With that, we want to find out why the gender gap sometimes goes up and sometimes goes down but rarely goes away.

Addressing this gap will require creativity that we would like to tease out by involving gender equality experts who will guide through tailored workshops with all gender relevant decision makers (including HR management) in order to find out what we can change to make the gender gap disappear.