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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.

SPEAR team at “Gendering Transformations: Feminist Knowledge Production and Trans/national Activist Engagement” conference in Taipei, Taiwan
SPEAR team at “Gendering Transformations: Feminist Knowledge Production and Trans/national Activist Engagement” conference in Taipei, Taiwan

On Sunday October 31, 2021, Natalija Mažeikienė (Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania), Aurelija Novelskaitė and Daiva Skučienė (Vilnius University, Lithuania), and Sybille Reidl (Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Austria), presented on the topic Promoting Gender Equality in Higher Education Institutions: An Agenda for Feminist Institutionalism in Context of Neoliberalist Reforms at the “Gendering Transformations: Feminist Knowledge Production and Trans/national Activist Engagement” conference, during the session dedicated to “Narrating and Situating LGBT/Gender in Education”.

The EIGE Gender Equality Index 2021 is out!
The EIGE Gender Equality Index 2021 is out!

The EIGE published its new Gender Equality Index 2021. The Index measures progress towards Gender Equality across EU-27 countries over 6 core domains: work, money, knowledge, time, power, and health, plus two additional domains violence, and intersecting inequalities.

Lithuanian SPEAR teams to participate in two events on Gender Equality implementation on the 18th of November 2021
Lithuanian SPEAR teams to participate in two events on Gender Equality implementation on the 18th of November 2021

We are pleased to announce that our Lithuanian partners Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) and Vilnius University will take part in two webinars on gender equality implementation both held on the 18 of November.

Paisii Hilendarski University of Plovdiv at EC training on Gender Equality Plans targeting Bulgaria
Paisii Hilendarski University of Plovdiv at EC training on Gender Equality Plans targeting Bulgaria

On September 28, 2021 Ecorys, on behalf of the European Commission, conducted the first of a series of training on Gender Equality Plans (GEPs).

Celebrating the International EQUAL PAY DAY - Let’s be open about our payments in academia
Celebrating the International EQUAL PAY DAY - Let’s be open about our payments in academia

On the 18th of September, we celebrated the International Equal Pay Day. Established in 2019 by the United Nations General Assembly, this day remarks the continuous efforts at the international level to make the slogan “equal pay for equal work” a reality.

Press release: The Management at our Partner, University of Southern Denmark (SDU), has Approved the Institution’s New Gender Equality Plan (GEP)
Press release: The Management at our Partner, University of Southern Denmark (SDU), has Approved the Institution’s New Gender Equality Plan (GEP)

This concludes an extensive effort facilitated by SDU’s Gender Equality Team (GET) and the university’s central and local gender equality committees, which prior to the Executive Board’s stamp of approval have involved a number of councils and committees across SDU.

Press Release: The Paisii Hilendarski University of Plovdiv adopted its Gender Equality Plan 2021-2024
Press Release: The Paisii Hilendarski University of Plovdiv adopted its Gender Equality Plan 2021-2024
Our partner project, the Paisii Hilendarski University of Plovdiv (PU) in Bulgaria, adopted its Plan for Equality between Women and Men for the period 2021-2024 with a decision from its Academic Council on June 7, 2021, then signed by the University Rector, Professor Rumen Mladenov, on July 1.
Press Release: The University of Rijeka adopted its Gender Equality Plan 2021-2025
Press Release: The University of Rijeka adopted its Gender Equality Plan 2021-2025

On 18 May 2021, the University Senate of our project partner University of Rijeka (UNIRI) in Croatia adopted its Gender Equality Plan (GEP) for the period 2021-2025.

Joint online conference of EU funded gender equality projects CHANGE, LeTSGEPs & SPEAR
Joint online conference of EU funded gender equality projects CHANGE, LeTSGEPs & SPEAR

We are pleased to announce that the RWTH Aachen University SPEAR team together with the German colleagues from the sister projects CHANGE and LeTSGEPs are organising a joint online conference to be held on 25 and 26 November 2021, with a kind contribution from our project partners at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) and University of Rijeka (UNIRI).

 Join the SeeRRI Final Conference in Barcelona!
Join the SeeRRI Final Conference in Barcelona!

The SeeRRI project has worked tirelessly for three years to find a framework that allows territories to put Responsible Research and Innovation principles at the core of their smart specialisation stratregy. 

Preparation, Implementation and Sustainability of Gender Equality Plans
Preparation, Implementation and Sustainability of Gender Equality Plans

Our partners, Vilnius University and Vytautas Magnus University, are organising online events on the 19th-20th of May 2021, dedicated to discussing process of designing and implementation of Gender Equality Plans (GEP) at Lithuanian institutions of higher education.