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GENOVATE International Conference Programme 2-3 Nov 2016

Conference Programme

Pre-Conference Event - 2nd November 2016

18:30 Cocktail reception

19:00 Conference dinner with address by Prof Shirley Congdon, University of Bradford, UK


Conference Day – 3rd November 2016

8:00 Registration

9.00-10.15 FIRST SESSION - Welcome and Opening Plenary

Chair: Kris Dejonckheere, UNICA [Network of Universities from the Capitals of Europe]

9:00 Chair’s opening remarks

09.15 Welcome address and General overview of the GENOVATE project Prof Uduak Archibong, University of Bradford, UK

09.45  Keynote address From Policies to tailored actions to transform organisational culture for gender equality in research and innovation. Prof Melita Kovacevic, University of Zagreb and EUA Council of Doctoral Education (EUA-CDE)

10.15-12.45 SECOND SESSION Lessons learned from the GENOVATE Action Plans

10.15 Parallel sessions


Room 1

Reflections on experiences of promoting a gender equality action plan in University College Cork

Dr Caitríona Ní Laoire, Dr Sarah M. Field &  Nicola Maxwell, University College Cork, Ireland

Chair: Gregory Fabian, International Human Rights Lawyer

Room 2

Journeying towards institutional structural gender equality change: reflections from GENOVATE@UNIBRAD

Prof Uduak Archibong, Prof Crina Oltean-Dumbrava, University of Bradford & Prof Nazira Karodia University of Wolverhampton, UK

Chair: Maria Rosaria Masullo, National Institute of Nuclear Physics, Italy

Room 3

Promoting gender-aware and sustainable research and innovation systems

Prof Ylva Fältholm & Paula Wennberg, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

Chair: Ellen Pugh, Equality Challenge Unit, UK.



Room 1

Opportunities and challenges of GEAP implementation experience through GENOVATE Project in Ankara University between 2013-2016

Prof Çiler Dursun &  Dr Emel Memiş, Ankara University, Turkey

Chair: Gregory Fabian, International Human Rights Lawyer

Room 2

The Gender Observatory: change and sustainability as collective accomplishments.

Dr Ilenia Picardi and Dr Ofelia Pisanti, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy

Chair: Maria Rosaria Masullo, National Institute of Nuclear Physics, Italy

Room 3

Institutional implementation of GENOVATE GEAP in Slovakia

Dr Alexandra Bražinová, & Dr Daniela Kállayová, Trnava University, Slovakia.

Chair: Ellen Pugh,  Equality Challenge Unit, UK.


11.40 Coffee / Networking

12.10 Feedback on main outcomes from the action plans

12.45 Lunch - Poster Session/Learning Market

14:00 THIRD SESSION GENOVATE OUTPUT Inc. recommendations and suggestions from the GENOVATE Project.

Chair:  Mike Jennings, Irish Federation of University Teachers [IFUT], Ireland

Respondent: Prof Jackie Ford,University of Bradford, UK

  • Evaluation of GEAPs: a tool for enhancing gender organizational change Dr María Bustelo &  Dr Julia Espinosa Fajardo, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
  • Rethinking intersectionality, gender identities and gender equality Kat Gupta, Oxford Brookes University, UK
  • GENOVATE model of gender equality in transforming Research and Innovation Prof Uduak Archibong & Dr Alexandra Bražinová, Trnava University, Slovakia.

15.10 Tea break

15.30 The EIGE  "Gender Equality in Academia and Research" GEAR-Tool, an online tool for Gender Equality Plans, Nina Baumeister, European Commission

16.00 Round table discussion: Integrating gender and diversity in cultural change in research and innovation as a sustainable policy effort

Chair: Almas Jiwani, Emeritus United Nations Women Canada Board of Directors

  • Viviane Willis-Mazzichi, European Commission
  • Maxime Forrest, EGERA [Effective Gender Equality in Research and the Academia] project
  • Luciano d’Andrea, TRIGGER [TRansforming Institutions by Gendering contents and Gaining Equality in Research] project
  • Kat Gupta, Oxford Brookes University, UK
  • Prof Raffaella Rumiati, SISSA, Italy


1700 Closing remarks Prof Shirley Congdon, University of Bradford, UK

1715 Close / Tea / Networking


GENOVATE International Conference 2-3 Nov 2016 Programme.

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