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UNIRI SPEAR team to win Fierce Women Award!
UNIRI SPEAR team to win Fierce Women Award!

The team SPEAR of the University of Rijeka has won the “Fierce Women Award” 2022, which is awarded for the third consecutive year by the portal Voxfeminae.net and the social enterprise Fierce Women to prominent individuals and organisations that have distinguished themselves through creativity, action and achievements in the past year.

Poster contribution at conference
Poster contribution at conference "Qualität im Hochschulsystem"

On September 16, 2021, the SPEAR team of RWTH presented a poster on the EU project SPEAR at the online conference of the Gesellschaft für Hochschulforschung (GfHf) in Gießen.

#DisseminationTalks with CORDIS
#DisseminationTalks with CORDIS

We are excited to share that SPEAR coordinator Eva Sophia Myers has been featured in CORDIS #DisseminationTalks series on science dissemination in H2020 projects!

 

Addressing gender inequalities in research through institutional change
Addressing gender inequalities in research through institutional change

by Kathy Tzilivakis

Gender equality and inclusion are key metrics by which performance is measured in industry today. Research is no exception. While there is no quick fix to eliminating gender disparities, the EU has identified the structural changes needed in policies and programmes to increase the participation of women in research and innovation and improve their career prospects.

March 8 celebrations with EU sister projects
March 8 celebrations with EU sister projects

On the occasion of the International Women's Day celebrations, SPEAR joined the #EUsisterprojects to promote a joint initiative on Twitter to highlight our strong commitment to working together for gender equality in European research, to create a welcoming and friendly environment for all, especially the generation of young women, and to ensure that the research brings results that improve the lives of all of us and contribute to the reduction of gender inequalities.
 

Press Release: Vytautas Magnus University adopted its Gender Equality Plan 2021-2025
Press Release: Vytautas Magnus University adopted its Gender Equality Plan 2021-2025

With the approval of the Gender Equality Plan by our Lithuanian partner Vytautas Magnus University (VMU), we finally achieved SPEAR’s key objective: to implement GEPs in its nine implementing research performing organisations.

VMU seminar
VMU seminar "Gender Equality in Higher Education: How Can It Be Achieved?"

Professional career advancement for VMU employees

Gender Equality in Higher Education: how to achieve it?

February 24, 14:30 EET, MS Teams

Press Release: Vilnius University adopted its Gender Equality Plan 2021-2025
Press Release: Vilnius University adopted its Gender Equality Plan 2021-2025

SPEAR partner Vilnius University (VU) in Lithuania adopted its Gender Equality Plan (GEP) for the period 2021-2025, with a decision approved by the University Senate in December 2021.

Joint campaign
Joint campaign "Dream it, be it"

On the International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2022, SPEAR is joining forces with EU Sister projects: CALIPER, Gender-SMART, SUPERA, LeTSGEPs, RESET, CASPER, ACT, GenPORT, MINDtheGEPs, ATHENA, GRANteD, Gearing-Roles, Equal4Europe, and Gender STI to share positive stories to encourage other women and especially young girls, to become engaged with Research & Innovation (R&I).

Press release: NOVA University Lisbon adopted its Gender Equality Plan 2021-2025
Press release: NOVA University Lisbon adopted its Gender Equality Plan 2021-2025

In September 2021, SPEAR partner Universidade NOVA de Lisboa approved its Gender Equality Plan (GEP) under the coordination of the NOVA Gender Working Group and the support of the University's top management and senior leadership.

Joint awareness-raising campaign on gender-based violence  in research and academia
Joint awareness-raising campaign on gender-based violence in research and academia

Leveraging on the International Day for the Elimination of violence against women (25 November), the SPEAR project is joining forces with sister projects involved in structural change for gender equality in research and academia (UNISAFE, SUPERA, TARGET, TARGETED-MPI, GEARING ROLES) as well as with other interested sister projects, organisations, and individuals, to raise awareness on gender-based violence in research and academia through a campaign running between 22 and 29 November.