The GENOVATE Community consist of seven GENOVATE partner institutions; the GENOVATE International Advisory Board; key strategic collaborators and stakeholders and the general public. It is a mechanism designed to facilitate meaningful knowledge exchange across the community at local, national and international levels within each of the partner institutions’ countries, across Europe and globally.
The Launch of the Mentoring Pilot Programme at UNINA was held on October 27th 2014 in Naples with the participation of the delegate of the new Rector, the Director of the Science and Technology School, Prof. Piero Salatino, and members of the Institutional Advisory Board (CII) of GENOVATE from the academic and top management staff of UNINA and stakeholders.
After a brief introduction of the Coordinator of the GENOVATE UNINA team, Dr. Ofelia Pisanti, and the welcome address by Prof. Piero Salatino, Dr. Ilenia Picardi, Project Manager of the UNINA team, provided an overview of the Mentoring project. During the session, several UNINA and stakehoder representatives had a speech: Prof. Rita Mastrullo, from the Academic Senate, Prof. Caterina Arcidiacono, Rector's Delegate, Dr. Angela Gargano, from the National Institute of Nuclear Physics (which is partner of the GENOVATE team for the organization of the Mentoring Programme), Prof. Daniela Montesarchio, from the Naples Women in Science Group (Coordinamento Napoletano Donne nella Scienza).
The presentations were followed by a debate, moderated by Prof. Luciano Mayol, Director of the Center for the Coordination of Special Projects and Organizational Innovation (COINOR).
On 13th October, the GENOVATE team organized a world cafè with the Women in Science Group in Naples, which is one of the stakeholder of GENOVATE@UNINA, and the representatives of the GeCATs. The aim of this meetings was to discuss on the Code of Practice which we want to present to our academic community. It was a very fruitful meeting!
SHEMERA - SHE Euro-Mediterranean Research Area- is a European project funded under the FP7 which aims to enhance research cooperation on gender and science between the European Union and the Mediterranean Partner countries (Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia). It is providing the state of the art, data collection and relevant comparative analysis in Mediterranean Partner Countries about gender equality and policies in research careers.
On Friday, 30th May, an EURO-MEDITERRANEAN WORKSHOP ON GENDER AND SCIENCE, organized during the SHEMERA FOURTH PROJECT MEETING, was held in Città della Scienza in Naples. Ofelia Pisanti and Ilenia Picardi participated in the afternoon session on "Policies and measures to promote gender equality in the evolving context of MPCs", where the Mediterranean Partners Countries presented the present situation in their countries and proposed recommendations for the policy action in the labor market and in the field of research.
Genovate at AU is declared as a first example for the implementation of GEAP at Turkish Universities on the Gender Mainstreaming Report of Turkey prepared by Istanbul Policy Center of Sabancı University. You may find the full report at WP4 topics.
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