Understanding and facilitating change for gender equality in research and the academia [2020-12-14]


14 December 2020


09:30-13:15 (Brussels time)




0,5 day

Learning Objectives

  • Familiarising with basic concepts and definitions about integrating gender in research organizations
  • Going through main issues at stake about gender in research
  • Introducing EU-wide trends in integrating gender and supporting equality and diversity in research organizations, including most recent developments on adopting a GEP as qualification criteria for accessing EU research funding
  • Introducing the notion of structural change and GEPs as a tool to implement it
  • Enhancing awareness about what each participant can do to facilitate change in his/her own organization, covering the two first steps of the GEP process: Getting started & Gender Analysis


Target Group

  • Gender Equality Plan teams’ members
  • Gender Equality officers / Gender focal persons
  • Human Resources officers
  • Gender Equality activists/promoters
  • Middle managers
  • Research managers
  • Diversity officers




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.

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