Distributed Open Collaborative Course: 2° edition

GENDER EQUALITY PLANS IN PRACTICΕ: Towards sound and sustainable institutional change processes in research organizations
Opening date
  • 6 September 2021
  • 8 weeks
The platform
General Description

Join the Distributed Open Collaborative Course of the Gender Equality Academy in its highly interactive formats. Take the chance to learn from and exchange with experts and peers via an online e-learning platform. 7 mini courses distilling among the best lessons of the GE Academy programme, to learn at your own pace over 2 months, test your knowledge through specific assignments, get a certificate of attendance at the end


Towards sound and sustainable institutional change processes in research organizations

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
Course features
  • Free-browsing course curriculum divided in 7 thematic mini courses
  • Accessible video-lectures
  • Quizzes and assignment to monitor you learning
  • Live lessons
  • Forum for peer-to-peer exchanges and networking
  • Mobile optimization
  • Certificate of attendance

Course outline

Get to know the experts

Maxime Forest

Yellow Window, Gender Expert and Trainer, Research Associate and lecturer at Sciences Po Paris

Nathalie Wuiame

Yellow Window, Gender Expert and Trainer, Managing director of CESEP scrl

Lorena Pajares

Complutense University of Madrid, Gender expert and consultant

Ana Belén Amil

Gender Equality Officer, Central European University

Andrea Krizsan

Senior Research Fellow, Democracy Institute Professor at the School of Public Policy and the Gender Studies Department, Central European University

Dorottya Rédai

Independent scholar on gender, sexuality and education, Central European University

Yvonne Galligan

Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Professor of Comparative Politics, Technological University Dublin

Sara Clavero

Technical University of Dublin, Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Noirin MacNamara

EDI Analyst in the Equality Diversity and Inclusion Directorate, Technological University Dublin

Bente Knoll

Büro für nachhaltige Kompetenz B-NK GmbH, Managing director Technical University of Vienna, lecturer

Susan Buckingham

Independent researcher & consultant on gender and environmental issues

Lucy Ferguson

Independent trainer and Researcher in structural change for gender equality

Heidi Mertens

Coordinator of the KU Leuven Diversity Policy Office

Andrea Bardyn

Advisor at the KU Leuven Diversity Policy Office

Jadranka Gvozdanović

Professor, Heidelberg University; Chair of the LERU Group on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Trine Rogg Korsvik

Kilden genderresearch.no, Senior Adviser
photo by Pavel Koubek

Sofia Strid

Associate Professor in Gender Studies, Örebro University

Vivian Anette Lagesen

Professor in Science and Technology Studies, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Mathias W. Nielsen

Associate professor at the Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen

Sabine Oertelt-Prigione

Professor of Gender in Primary and Transmural Care, Radboud University Medical Center

Roger Andre Søraa

Researcher at Centre for Technology and Society NTNU & Ruralis

Vera Regitz-Zagrosek

Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Senior Professor Medicine department

Fiona MacKay

Professor of Politics School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh

Anne Laure Humbert

Oxford Brookes University Director - Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice