Internal change agents

Understanding and facilitating change for gender equality in research and the academia
  • 14 December 2020
  • 09.30 - 13.15 cet (Brussels time)
  • Dr. Maxime Forest (Yellow Window)
  • Dr. Jovana Mihajović Trbovc (Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts)
Local partner
  • University of Gdansk
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
Who is it for?
  • Gender Equality Plan teams' members
  • Gender Equality officers / Gender focal persons
  • Human Resources officers
  • Gender Equality activists/promoters
  • Middle managers
  • Research managers
  • Diversity officers
Training Material

PowerPoint Presentation

Handout 1

Roadmap to Gender Equality Plans

Handout 2

Principles of institutional change

Handout 3

Frequently asked questions & answers regarding Gender Equality Plans

Template 1

Stakeholders mapping

Template 2

Lotus Blossom



Maxime Forest


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.

Jovana Mihajović Trbovc

Research fellow at the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Dr. Mihajović Trbovc is a research fellow at the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts working on projects dealing with gender equality in academia (including two Horizon2020 and one FP7 projects). She is a member of the the Commission for Equal Opportunity in Science, a consultative body to the Slovene Ministry of Education, coordinator of the CoP on Alternative Infrastructure for Gender Equality in Academic Institutions (Alt+G), and is part of the team implementing and monitoring GEP at her own institution.