17 September 2015
Résidence Palace – International Press Center, Brussels
Europe/Amsterdam timezone


Kick-off meeting, 17 September 2015
  • 09:00h - Registration and Coffee
  • 10:00h - Opening and Welcome
    by Christian Scherf (directorate DESY)
  • 10:15h - 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)

    Gender equality in physics - Teresa Lago (Professor at Physics and Astronomy department, University of Porto)
  • 11:15h - Coffee break
  • 11:40h - The GENERA project - the work packages
    Chaired by Thomas Berghöfer (DESY) - GENERA Coordinator

    Introduction to the project structure - Sandra Hesping (DESY)

    WP2: Status of GEP activities in Europe - Sveva Avveduto (CNR)

    WP3: Monitor and evaluate progress of gender equality - Helene Schiffbänker (Joanneum)

    WP4: Customized GEPs and their implementation - Katrin Klink (KIT) and Ulla Weber (MPG)

    WP5: Forming an alliance to address gender in research - Job de Kleuver (FOM)

    WP6: Dissemination and valorisation - Elizabeth Pollitzer (Portia)
  • 13:00h - Networking lunch
  • 14:00h - Implementing the GENERA project
    Guidelines on reporting - Paula Mota-Alves (REA)

    t.b.c. (DG RTD)
  • 14:30h - Other 'Gender-in-Science' initiatives
    Gender in Science initiatives in the Nordic countries - Lotta Strandberg (Senior Adviser of NORDFORSK, Norway)

    Institute of Phyiscs Project Juno in the United Kingdom and Ireland - Eithne McCabe (Trinity College Dublin; leader of the Juno project)

    FOm/f incentives programme in The Netherlands - Christa Hooijer (Director of FOM)

    Two levels of FP7 joint initiatives promoting gender equality in research institutions: the INTEGER project and the GENDER-NET ERANET - Anne Pepin (Director of the Mission for the place of Women at CNRS)
  • 15:40h - Concluding remarks
  • 15:50h - Refreshments and adjourn