The Institute for Gender Research in Medicine at the Charité Berlin, together with its director, Prof. Dr. med. Vera Regitz-Zagrosek, is involved in a new ambitious gender project that has been formed with EU funding and runs from January 2019 - December 2021, the Gender Academy.
It aims to reach at least 15 European countries and to establish a coherent and high-quality program for equality in research and innovation, university teaching and leadership. Other players include groups from Greece, Belgium, Italy, the Czech Republic, Spain, Austria, the UK, France, Hungary and Norway. The main areas of action are a) climate change, energy and environment, b) transport and mobility, urban and regional planning, c) medicine, health and well-being, d) information and industrial technologies and e) social and economic sciences and Humanities.
The Gender Academy will develop a range of training formats. The different formats will include "Train the Trainer" seminars, gender seminars for students and teachers, interactive workshops, summer schools, webinars and online courses in at least 15 countries. Unfortunately, the European research landscape continues to be characterized by gender inequality, neglecting gender in research organizations, and the gender dimension in research itself is often ignored or underestimated. By its ambitious design, the Gender Academy will fill a gap here.
The Gender Academy aims to achieve gender equality in research institutions and research teams as well as structural changes in the research content - in line with the objectives of the European Framework Program. A European network of gender trainers will be established to ensure the sustainability of the campaign.
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