Summer School in Dublin

Gender Equality Plans: from design to implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Postponed
Host institution
  • Technological University Dublin
General information

This five-day long GE Academy Summer School in TU Dublin will provide participants with the necessary knowledge, approaches and tools for the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Gender Equality Plans (GEPs) in research performing organisations. The summer school will include workshops, seminars, keynotes and roundtables on the following topics:

  • Introduction to concepts of gender equality and gender institutional change in R&I
  • Gender in research and equal opportunities in academia and research performing organisations
  • The six steps of a Gender Equality Plan
  • Gender bias in recruitment and promotion
  • Participatory techniques: stakeholder mobilisations, building coalitions and strategic alliances
  • Dealing with resistance

It also includes participation to the National Athena Swan Conference on 22 June that is organised by TU Dublin. It will run from 10.30am to 3.45pm. The conference will the structured around three sessions, each dedicated to one specific theme. The first session “Going for Silver” (90mins) will consist of a panel of three speakers from STEM Schools, in both the UK and Ireland, which have been awarded a bronze renewal, a silver and a gold, respectively. The second session, on “men’s underrepresentation in female dominated disciplines” will run for 1 hour and will consist of a roundtable of three speakers with experience with tackling men’s underrepresentation in such disciplines. The third section, on “Intersectionality”, will introduce participants to the main concepts, definitions, techniques, and challenges in the adoption of intersectional approaches in Athena Swan applications, followed by a panel discussion and a Q&A session, facilitated by an expert in intersectional theory.

The conference will finish with a keynote lecture, delivered by Dr. Gemma Irvine, Vice-President of Equality & Diversity in Maynooth University (Ireland).

Learning objectives
  • The main objective is to facilitate sustainable institutional change in these organisations and equip participants with strategies to face barriers and resistance.
Who is it for?

The summer school is designed for key agents engaged in institutional change in research and innovation through GEP implementation. We welcome participants from research in the higher education and government in particular

  • Gender equality and diversity officers / focal persons
  • Human resource officers
  • Middle managers
  • GEP team leaders and members
  • Organisational change agents
  • Heads of institutes/departments
Selection criteria
  • Affiliation to a higher education/research organisation that is in the process of planning, developing, or implementing a Gender Equality Plan (GEP)
  • Involvement in the policy field of equality in Research and Innovation (R&I) or in institutional change processes
  • Basic understanding of gender and structural change concepts
  • Commitment to institutional change for gender equality in higher education/research organisations
  • Commitment to professional development
  • Leadership skills

The Gender Equality Academy seeks to ensure gender and language diversity and geographical balance of its training pool.

Application process

Applications are currently closed due to covid-19 outbreak

Selection procedure
  • The selected candidates will be notified personally
  • After the end of the selection process, a general e-mail will be sent to all the applicants