Bridging the gap(s): advancing research excellence through gender equality

  • 26 October 2021
  • 10:00-16:30 cest (Brussels time)
  • Irene Rojnik
  • Emilia Rossi
Learning objectives
  • To present basic concepts and definitions about integrating gender in research organizations.
  • To go through main issues at stake about gender in research in the context of widening countries.
  • Introduce EU-wide trends in integrating gender and supporting equality and diversity in research organizations, including most recent developments on adopting a GEP as a qualification criteria for accessing EU research funding.
  • Connect research excellence with integrating gender and presenting solutions towards bridging the gender and innovation gaps Introducing the notion of structural change and GEPs as a tool to implement it.
  • Enhance awareness about what each participant can do to initiate/support change in his/her own organization, covering the two first steps of the GEP process.
Who is it for?
  • GE officers and managers in duos
  • GEP core team members
  • Human resources officers
  • Middle managers

Training material



Check list for gender in research


Miro diagram




Irene Rojnik

Systemic coach, trainer and consultant

Mag.a Irene Rojnik Msc works as a systemic coach, trainer and consultant supporting individuals, teams and organizations in their development. Her focus lies on inclusive leadership taking the strengths of each person into account.<br /> She has 15 years of working experience in 2 international NGOs with the goal to empower girls and young women to develop their fullest potential. She has worked in several countries and with teams from all over the world. In this time she developed a broad knowledge around gender, cultural diversity and Human Rights.<br /> She holds a master in communication, a degrees in mediation, as well as a master on systemic coaching and organizational development. She is a founding member of alp activating leadership potential (, an NGO offering learning opportunities around leadership and emotional intelligence.

Emilia Rossi

Gender Specialist

Gender specialist with extensive experience in the international cooperation sector. Initially trained in Statistics and Economics, she later specialised in International Development and Social Anthropology. She has experience working as a researcher and a M&E specialist, as well as a trainer in most global regions. Her main areas of interest are (paid and unpaid) care work, gender policy analysis and gender budgeting, as well as women’s empowerment initiatives.