Bridging the gap(s)

Bridging the gap(s): advancing research excellence through gender equality
  • 16 November 2020
  • 10.00-16.30 cet (Brussels time)
  • Dr. Maxime Forest (Yellow Window)
Local partners
  • Tallinn University
  • Estonian Research Council
  • Estonian Ministry of Education and Research
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
  • Introducing 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
  • Connecting 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
  • Enhancing 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?
  • Gender Equality officers and managers in duos
  • Gender Equality Plans core team members
  • Human resources officers
  • Middle managers
Registration process
  • Seats are limited. An e-mail of confirmation of participation will be sent.
  • Priority will be given to candidates corresponding to Central and Eastern European countries (CEEs)



Dr. Maxime Forest

Yellow Window, Trainer

Dr Forest’s recent work includes the roles of Scientific Coordinator on the FP7 EGERA Project, Advisor on gender equality issues for the French Ministry of Research and Higher Education and is an appointed member of the High Gender Equality Council which advises the French Prime Minister on gender issues and he is involved with three successful Horizon2020 research projects, all focused on gender and academia.