First EQUAL-IST Webinar
Category : Events
Participate in our first webinar and learn about the EURAXESS initiative! Join us at our 1st webinar that is taking place on 17th of November at 1pm CET sharp!
To introduce the EURAXESS initiative and network to the EQUAL-IST project partners, to discuss the areas for collaboration between EURAXESS and EQUAL-IST, and to stimulate the endorsement of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (Charter & Code) by the Research Performing Organisations (RPOs) forming the EQUAL-IST project consortium.
- the EQUAL-IST consortium members
Establishing synergies with the EURAXESS initiative and network was a specific requirement of the GERI-4-2015 call for proposals (“Support to research organisations to implement gender equality plans”) under which the EQUAL-IST proposal was submitted. Therefore, within the EQUAL-IST project a specific effort will be dedicated to establishing a communication and dissemination partnership with EURAXESS. This will be supported, among others, by two webinars organized during the EQUAL-IST project. During the 1st webinar, the EURAXESS initiative and network will be introduced to the EQUAL-IST project partners. The areas for collaboration between EURAXESS and EQUAL-IST will be discussed by a representative of the EURAXESS TOP III project (“Making European research careers more attractive by developing new services and enhancing the current services of the EURAXESS network”) and the EQUAL-IST project partners. The EURAXESS TOP III project is the only ongoing project within the SEAC-3-2014 – Trans-national operation of the EURAXESS Service network initiative, cooperation with which was specified in the GERI-4-2015 call for proposals. Moreover, Charter & Code, the two seminal documents established within the EURAXESS initiative, as well as the Human Resources Strategy for Researchers tool that incorporates the principles of Charter & Code (HRS4R), will be introduced by a EURAXESS Europe representative. It will be discussed how the gender non-discrimination and work life balance measures included in Charter & Code could inform the design of tailored Gender Equality Plans (GEPs) within the EQUAL-IST project. The objective here is to facilitate the process where the GEP design and implementation is linked to the endorsement of Charter & Code by RPOs, which will add credibility to the EQUAL-IST project. The EURAXESS Europe representative will also provide further details about the benefits an RPO gains once it (1) endorses Charter & Code (as a prerequisite for the HRS4R implementation) and (2) obtains the ‘HR Excellence in Research’ award (at a certain stage of the HRS4R implementation). Finally, representatives of the EQUAL-IST RPOs implementing HRS4R, namely Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Venice, Italy) and the University of Turku (Turku, Finland), will provide further insights into the HRS4R implementation process and share their experiences. Specific attention will be given to the HRS4R questionnaire for internal assessment, which might inform the structural gender inequalities analysis and internal policies analysis performed by each RPO during the EQUAL-IST project.
Benefits for the attendants:
The webinar will raise participant awareness about the EURAXESS initiative and network, opportunities for collaboration with EURAXESS, and the benefits an institution gains once it endorses Charter & Code and obtains the ‘HR Excellence in Research’ award established within the EURAXESS initiative.
The webinar is intended to provide important inputs to the EQUAL-IST project, specifically to the activities within the following tasks:
- Task 2.1 (State of the art analysis): information about the EURAXESS experiences in implementing the gender non-discrimination and work life balance measures included in Charter & Code.
- Task 2.3 (Methodology for assessing RPOs internal state of the art in terms of gender equality policies) and Task 2.4 (Structural gender inequalities analysis and internal policies analysis): insights into HRS4R, which supports the implementation of the Charter & Code principles.
You will also have the chance to ask and learn about the EURAXESS Initiative and Network.
How to participate:
You can participate in the webinar from anywhere in the world. All you need is a stable internet connection and a headset. Interested?
Please register for free by sending an email to the Webinar organiser Elena Gorbacheva (firstname.lastname@example.org). After registration you will receive more detailed information about how to join the webinar.
A recording will be available after the webinar in case you miss anything or you are unable to participate.
Download agenda here.
Fee: Free of charge