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InnoRenew CoE training on gender-related issues

InnoRenew CoE ensures a welcoming, equitable and diverse working environment as a main policy; therefore, a one-day training for all employees on gender-related issues in research and innovation was held on 8 November 2019.

Maxime Forest led the training, which was divided into two parts. In the first part, basic definitions that underpin a structured understanding of gender-related issues were explored. The masculine image of science and gendered structure of research and innovation was also discussed. The second part was designed as an interactive session with the focus on gender dimensions in Horizon 2020 projects. Later on, researchers had the chance to work on case studies and identify and discuss key challenges from the gender perspective.

Maxime Forest. Image: Kim Turk Mehes

Being an advanced and internationally renowned research organization requires not only excellent science and innovative thinking but also addressing issues such as gender balance within institutional operations. This is why the InnoRenew CoE welcomes trainings of this kind.