EQUAL-IST First Capacity Building Session

EQUAL-IST First Capacity Building Session

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The First Capacity Building Session was a two days event aimed at presenting the methodological guidelines for internal gender audit within IST-ICT research organizations, and facilitating their adoption and customization by the EQUAL-IST partners.

The event took place in Venice on December 1-2, 2016, and was hosted by Università Ca’ Foscari (UNIVE). The event was announced on the EQUAL-IST Web site at the link: https://equal-ist.eu/1st-capacity-building-session

During this two-days event, the UniMORE research unit presented to the RPOs Working Group members the EQUAL-IST methodology for internal gender audit developed during EQUAL-IST Task 2.3. The RPOs Working Group members were trained to learn about the details of the developed methods and tools, and about how to apply them within their institutions. The gender audit methodology was divided in different steps; each step was presented and then discussed with the EQUAL-IST partners to clarify doubts and collect their feedbacks and comments in order to improve the gender audit methodology and further customize it for IST–ICT research organizations. The step-by-step presentation and discussion have proved to be very helpful to facilitate the comprehension of the details of the methodology process and to address doubts about its customization and adoption at each EQUAL-IST partner RPO. The feedbacks and suggestions coming from the partners have been exploited to modify the initial version of the EQUAL-IST gender audit methodology and develop the updated version presented in this document.

The First Capacity Building Session also included the presentation of the EQUAL-IST State of the Art Analysis Report about how internal assessment has been approached by other EU funded projects on structural change. Additional presentations gave partners the opportunity to learn and discuss about case studies on GEP design and implementation at other EU Universities, and gendered training and teaching methodologies. Finally, a presentation about a preliminary version of the EQUAL-IST Crowdsourcing Platform by WWU gave the partner hints on the overall functioning of the platform that will be used to store the identified gender-related challenges at each RPO and allow a participatory co-design of the GEPs.