Gender Equality Plan implementation focusing on CEE countries [2021-03-19]


19 March 2021


09:30-15:30 (Brussels time)




1 day

Learning Objectives

  • Present main issues at stake about gender in research in the context of CEE countries
  • Introduce the 6 steps of a Gender Equality Plan
  • Build capacity for ongoing GEP processes, focusing on the 3 steps of setting up, implementing and monitoring GEPs
  • Enhancing awareness about what each participant can do to facilitate change in his/her own organization


Target Group

  • Professionals implementing gender equality plans in research and innovation institutions, mainly in CEE countries
  • Gender Equality researchers and officials in CEE universities and research institutes
  • Gender Equality Plan team members (people involved on a regular basis in GEPs) working in CEE countries
  • Gender Equality officers / Gender focal persons / Diversity officers, Human Resources officers working in CEE countries
  • Middle managers/Team leaders, Research managers involved in change management processes towards Gender Equality and working in CEE countries
  • Gender Equality activists/promoters located in CEE countries
  • Members of Horizon 2020 structural change/gender equality projects located in CEE countries




Jovana Mihajlović Trbovc

Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Jovana works on issues related to gender equality in academia and gender dimension in science as part of several European, bilateral and national projects, including creation and implementation of the GEP for her home institution. As a member of the Commission for Equal Opportunity in Science (a consultative expert body to the Ministry of Education of Slovenia) she presides over the Expert Group on Guiding Principles on Sanctioning Harassment and Bullying in Academic Sphere established by the Commission. She coordinates community of practice Alt+G (Alternative Infrastructure for Gender Equality in Academic Institutions) and provides trainings for researchers on integrating gender dimension into research, as well as workshops on gender equality plans. As of 2022, in addition to her research position, she is the Gender Equality Counsellor at the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

Lorena Pajares

Independent trainer and researcher

Lorena is an independent trainer, researcher and gender and development consultant, with +20 years of professional experience combined with a strong academic grounding in Social Sciences, participatory research and feminist methodologies. She is currently engaged with the Horizon2020 projects SUPERA (Supporting the Promotion of Equality in Research and Academia) and UniSAFE (Making universities and research organisations safe from gender-based violence) at the Complutense University of Madrid, and has collaborated with many other institutions, Public Administrations and Third Sector organisations in social research and training projects aimed at gender transformative action.

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