Gender Equality in Responsible Research & Innovation

Joint webinars with GEECCO & ETHNA System
  • 13 January 2021
  • 20 January 2021
  • 11:00-12:15 cet (Brussels time)
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Learning objectives
  • Session 1 | 13 January 2021
  • Approaching the concept of gender used in RRI
  • Understanding the interrelationship between GEPs and RRI plans
  • Raise awareness of the importance of the gender dimension in research and innovation processes
  • To be aware of the models and practices that are being adopted for the institutionalisation of the gender issue in R&D&I spaces
  • Session 2 | 20 January 2021
  • Understanding sex, gender and intersectional analysis in STEM research
  • Knowing about case studies that exemplify the dimension of gender in research
  • Awareness-raising of gender-sensitive measures in RFOs 
  • Importance of exchange between RFOs and RPOs
Who is it for?
  • Scientific community
  • RFO and RPO staff members
  • Policy makers
  • Decision makers
  • Students
  • Non-specialised public
Webinar Material
Session 1


How RRI plans and GEPs could interfere between them


The Institutionalisation gender key in the processes of research and innovation of Higher Education, Funding and Research Centres

Full Webinar

Session 2


Gender aspects in research content. Lessons learnt


Gender Equality in Research – the role of Research Funding Organisations

Full Webinar

Speakers | Session 1

Elsa González Esteban

Jaume I University, Associate Professor of Moral Philosophy

Elsa González Esteban is a graduate in Humanities and a Doctor of Philosophy (business ethics) from Universitat Jaume I. She has furthered her studies in business ethics and economics at the University of Notre Dame (Indiana, USA), the University of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania, USA) and the London School of Economics and Political Science (London, Great Britain). Her lines of research include discursive ethics, applied ethics, business and economic ethics, theory of the stakeholders, corporate and organisational social responsibility, cosmopolitan governance, economic governance, and code of values. She is currently the Scientific and Tecnical Coordinator of the European project H2020 ``Ethics Governance System for RRI in Higher Education, Funding and Research Centres“.

Santiago García Campá

Jaume I University, Hired Lecturer PhD in the Department of Labor and Social Security Law

Hired Lecturer PhD in the Department of Labor and Social Security Law at Jaume I University in Castellón and coordinator of the research group “Law, gender and effective equality of women and men”. A PhD in Law, his doctoral thesis earned the prize of the Economic and Social Committee from the Valencian Community in 2007. He has been coordinator of the Master’s Degree in Equality and Gender in the Public and Private Spheres, in which he continues to lecture. He has also lectured the MA-PhD in Gender Equality in Humanities, Social and Legal Science, organised by the Superior Council for Scientific Research. He is a member of the GENET Association —Cross-sectional study network of gender in humanities, social and legal science, and Secretary of the Isonomia Foundation on equal opportunities. Currently, he takes part in the team drawing up the draft law for the effective equality of women and men in the Valencian Community.

Rosana Sanahuja

Jaume I University, Researcher in the Practical Ethics and Democracy group

Project manager of the European project ETHNA System, researcher in the Practical Ethics and Democracy group and lecturer of Journalism in the Department of Communication Sciences at the Universitat Jaume I. She has worked as a journalist in several media, in the Communication and Publications Service of the UJI and in the Scientific Culture Unit of this University. Graduated in Journalist by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and with a PhD in the Department of Communication Sciences at the Universitat Jaume I. She has extended her studies with the Master’s Degree in New Trends and Innovation Processes in Communication and with the Interuniversity Master’s Degree in Ethics and Democracy. Her research lines include Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), Communication Science, Citizen Science, Social Responsibility and Business and Institutional Ethics.

Speakers | Session 2

Brigitte Ratzer

Technische Universität Wien (TUW), Head of Office for Gendercompetence

Brigitte was trained as a Chemical Engineer at Technische Universität Wien (TUW) and made her PhD in Social Science Studies. Longstanding lecturer and researcher in the fields of Social Studies of Knowledge and Feminist Research in Science and Technology. Since 2005 Head of Office for Gendercompetence, TUW. Here Brigitte Ratzer is currently engaged in building up a network for transferring feminist and gender knowledge to engineering research groups and to the curricula. She is also the coordinator of GEECCO, a H2020 structural change project (see and leader of UniNeTZ group for Sustainable Development Goal 5 (Gender Equality) (see

Marcel Kraus

Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TA CR), R&I funding schemes designer and evaluator

Marcel is a R&I funding schemes designer and evaluator at the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TA CR). His work focuses on the innovative potential of social sciences, humanities and arts and on gender equality in research and innovation. Prior to joining TA CR in 2013 Marcel spent five years at the Fraunhofer Institute for International Management and Knowledge Economy in Leipzig in the area of innovative transfer systems. Since 2015, Marcel supports career development and gender equality in the junior R&I funding scheme entitled ZÉTA. He is engaged in the H2020 project GEECCO focusing on the role of Research Funding Organisation in addressing gender equality in the academia and gender dimension in the content of R&I. He is also a member of External Advisory Committee of the H2020’s Gender-SMART project.

Donia Lasinger

Vienna Science and Technology Funds (WWTF), Deputy managing director

Donia is deputy managing director of the Vienna Science and Technology Funds (WWTF). In WWTF’s funding activities she is - among other things - responsible for the ``Vienna Reserach Groups for Young Investigators`` program, a funding scheme to bring young excellent researchers to Vienna. In her work for the WWTF GmbH Donia Lasinger is specialized in consulting and strategy projects. Moreover, she is partner in diverse national and European projects in the sphere of responsible research and innovation, gender, evaluation and strategy development. Donia Lasinger studied economic sciences in Austria and Ireland and is an expert in strategy and innovation management. During and after her doctoral studies she worked as strategy and management consultant on a national and international level. Her main competences include expertise in innovation research, strategic development and research and innovation policy.

Agenda | Session 1

Agenda | Session 2