Gender Equality in Research: Training
The three half-day online training sessions (27th – 29th April 2020) were designed and carried out by Smart Venice, the gender expert organization of the CALIPER consortium, with the goal of creating a common knowledge base and a shared vocabulary on gender equality in research presenting and discussing problems at stake, policies, and potential interventions.
Participants: 18 participants: 2 males, 16 females, including professors, researchers, technicians and PhD students.
The learning objectives were focused on supporting the process of institutional change, aimed at addressing gender unbalances in recruitment, retention, career progression of researchers, and in decision making positions, and integrating a gender dimension in research content.
The approach was based on participatory methodologies and, although it was originally planned as a face to face setting, interaction and participation were highly fostered in the online version of the training too. This training has also allowed the participants to establish a collaborative group dynamic, setting the first steps of the project.
Feedback: The overall impression was very good, especially during the group discussion sessions