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Gender in Research and Innovation Training at FER-UZG

Caliper training took place on the 20th and 21st April at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing of the University of Zagreb. This online training gathered 10 participants of both genders with various professional experiences: doctoral students, public relations experts, IT experts, assistant professors, associate professors and full professors.

The one-day-and a half online training sessions 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.

The learning objectives were focused on supporting the process of institutional change, aimed at addressing gender imbalances 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 participants reported their overall satisfaction with the training. The training offered them new knowledge and helped broaden their views, leaving them determined to implement what they learnt in their professional life.

The presentations of the training can be found here (in Croatian): Full Session