Introduction to gender equality in Research & Innovation (widening countries)

  • November 16, 2020
  • 26 October 2021
  • 26 October 2021
  • Maxime Forest
  • (Replicated) Irene Rojnik & Emilia Rossi
Learning objectives
  • Presenting basic concepts and definitions about integrating gender in research organisations
  • Clarifying 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 organisations, including most recent developments on adopting a GEP as a qualification criterion for accessing EU research funding
  • Connecting research excellence with integrating gender and presenting solutions towards bridging the gender and innovation gaps
  • Introducing the notions of structural change and GEPs as a tool to implement change
  • Enhancing awareness about what each participant can do to initiate/support change in his/her own organisation, covering the two first steps of the GEP process
Who is it for?
  • Senior managers
  • Gender equality officers and managers
  • Human resources officers
  • Research managers
  • Senior researchers
  • Middle managers
Training material

Power Point presentation

Stakeholders mapping

Causal diagrams


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.

Irene Rojnik


Mag.a Irene Rojnik Msc works as a systemic coach, trainer and consultant supporting individuals, teams and organizations in their development. Her focus lies on inclusive leadership taking the strengths of each person into account.<br /> She has 15 years of working experience in 2 international NGOs with the goal to empower girls and young women to develop their fullest potential. She has worked in several countries and with teams from all over the world. In this time she developed a broad knowledge around gender, cultural diversity and Human Rights.<br /> She holds a master in communication, a degrees in mediation, as well as a master on systemic coaching and organizational development. She is a founding member of alp activating leadership potential (, an NGO offering learning opportunities around leadership and emotional intelligence.

Emilia Rossi


Gender specialist with extensive experience in the international cooperation sector. Initially trained in Statistics and Economics, she later specialised in International Development and Social Anthropology. She has experience working as a researcher and a M&E specialist, as well as a trainer in most global regions. Her main areas of interest are (paid and unpaid) care work, gender policy analysis and gender budgeting, as well as women’s empowerment initiatives.