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Rijeka, the great Port of Diversity overlooking the Adriatic Sea, bears the European Capital of Culture 2020 (ECOC2020)
Rijeka, the great Port of Diversity overlooking the Adriatic Sea, bears the European Capital of Culture 2020 (ECOC2020)

After an abrupt break to the activities due to COVID-19, already in May and June, following a reduction in social distancing measures, several smaller theatre forms, exhibitions, children’s plays, and film screenings were presented to the Rijeka audience, and at the beginning of summer the city’s cultural hustle and bustle heat up.

The first-ever International Equal Pay Day!
The first-ever International Equal Pay Day!
Today, the 18th of September is the first ever-international Equal Pay Day! This day represents the efforts towards the achievement of equal pay for work of equal value and it ensures that none is left behind.
PARIS21, UN Women course: Communication gender statistics
PARIS21, UN Women course: Communication gender statistics
This course on Communicating Gender Statistics is designed to guide journalists and statisticians to use statistics to report on the unique situation and needs of women and men.
Impact of #COMMIT2GENDERRING campaign
Impact of #COMMIT2GENDERRING campaign

Do you remember our #GendeRRIng campaign dedicated to the International Women Day on March 8th, 2019? This year we had a 2.0 version: #COMMIT2GENDERRING on the occasion of the same day! 

New course launched by the University of Rijeka: From activity towards engagement
New course launched by the University of Rijeka: From activity towards engagement

The course Gender, sexualities, identities: from oppression to equality is being held at the Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences in Rijeka this academic year (2019/2020) for the first time and it is a part of the Department of Cultural Studies curricula.

Gender equality - Our partner NOVA in first position in Portugal and in position 67 internationally
Gender equality - Our partner NOVA in first position in Portugal and in position 67 internationally

The Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2020, which assesses universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), places our partner,  NOVA in first place in relation to the Gender Equality goal (SDG 5) and in 67th worldwide, in a total of 548 institutions.

Promotion of a scientific monograph entitled
Promotion of a scientific monograph entitled "The Gender Perspective of the Budget Process"

Promotion of a scientific monograph entitled "The Gender Perspective of the Budget Process" by Assistant Prof. Ana Marija Sikirić, Ph.D., will be held on Thursday, December 5th, 2019 at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Rijeka.

SPEAR starts with its Status Quo Assessments
SPEAR starts with its Status Quo Assessments

On September 4th and 5th, Joanneum Research conducted interviews at RWTH Aachen University for the Status Quo Assessment of our project.

Cooperation with sister projects: FESTA workshop for the TARGET project
Cooperation with sister projects: FESTA workshop for the TARGET project

Capacity Building Meeting in Athens, Friday September 27th 2019.

Round Table
Round Table "The Benefits and Necessity of Policies in the Field of Equality between Women and Men in Academia and Research"

On June 20 2019, Bulgarian SPEAR teams from University of Plovdiv "Paisii HilendarskI" and South-West University "Neofit Rilski" jointly organised a round table titled "The Benefits and Necessity of Policies in the Field of Equality between Women and Men in Academia and Research". The event was held at the premises of the University of Plovdiv.

First SPEAR's Project Learning and Support Meeting completed!
First SPEAR's Project Learning and Support Meeting completed!

Project Learning and Supporting Meetings (PLSMs) are important meeting points for all SPEAR’s participants. They provide SPEAR's Communities of Learning (CoL) and Communities of Practice (CoP) with their crucial structuring foundation, where the dynamics for both communities is established and maintained.

SPEAR takes part in the Twitter campaign on gender equality
SPEAR takes part in the Twitter campaign on gender equality

The Twitter campaign dedicated to the upcoming International Women's Day on March 8th 2019 is now running on Twitter under the hashtag

The campaign is co-coordinated by GEECCO, ACT, SPEAR, EFFORTI, GENDERACTION, GearingRoles and Supera projects. The aim of the campaign is to share the opinions on the importance of gender equality at work or during studies in research organisations.