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Who is it for?

  • Gender Equality Plan (GEP) team members in academic/research institutions
  • Researchers
  • Human Resources officers in academic/research institutions
  • Gender equality officers / focal persons; Equality / diversity officers in academic/research institutions
  • Middle managers aiming to start the path towards institutional change
  • Gender experts and trainers, organizational change consultants working with and for research organizations

Learning objectives

  • Sensitise about key problems at stake regarding gender in Research and Innovation
  • Raise awareness about the importance of institutional change for gender equality
  • Familiarise with the concept of a Gender Equality Plan (GEP) and its main stages
  • Know about the main EU policy frameworks and priorities to promote gender equality in research and innovation and the by new requirements introduced HorizonEurope
  • Sensitize about the interaction between gender equality and work-life balance in academic environment​
  • Comprehend the value of gender-sensitive decision-making processes and highlight some common pitfalls in promotion and recruitment
  • Familiarise with methodologies to integrate a gender + and intersectional approach in the content and methodological choices of scientific research across a variety of disciplines learning from researchers themselves presenting their research projects
  • Recognize the interlinkages between promoting gender equality in scientific research and broader innovation
  • Raise awareness about the importance of policies to fight gender-based violence



  • Lorena Pajares, Trainer and gender and development consultant, Complutense University of Madrid
  • Yvonne Galligan, Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Professor of Comparative Politics, Technological University Dublin
  • Nathalie Wuiame, Independent gender equality consultant, Yellow Window; lecturer at Rennes University
  • Noirin MacNamara, EDI Analyst in the Equality Diversity and Inclusion Directorate, Technological University Dublin
  • Anne Laure Humbert, Director – Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice, Oxford Brookes University
  • Ana Belén Amil, Gender Equality Officer, Central European University
  • Vasia Madesi, former GE Academy coordinator and gender trainer

Course Content

Gender in R&I: Introductory concepts
Building blocks and basic keys to design and implement Gender Equality Plans
Work-life balance and organisational culture
Gender balance in leadership and decision-making
Course 5
Gender in research and teaching contents
How to fight gender-based violence (GBV) and sexual harassment