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 seminar on a gender and equal opportunities perspective in research projects and funding applications with Paula Wennberg, LTU as invited speaker brought together 25 participants from diverse disciplines of Uppsala University. Åsa Cajander, associate professor of human-computer interaction, the organiser of the seminar on February 29, 2016 has a role of the gender equality officer at the university.
- Funding organisations such as Vinnova, VR and Forte now require a gender and equal opportunities perspective. When applying for funding we hence need to describe how we incorporate gender and equal opportunities in the project work, such as in tests. We also need to describe how the project team from a gender and the equal opportunities perspective, and also the contribution of the mix of gender, ethnic and cultural diversity. One should note that the assessment of the applications is based on the strength of the gender and equal opportunities perspective in the project description. In this seminar we will discuss how to set up projects that are strong from a gender and equal opportunities perspective, and we will be provided with concrete examples of such project descriptions.