GEAP's implementation:

genovate official siteThe GENOVATE Community is a platform which enables GENOVATE partners to share institutional information and case studies, and facilitates the coordination of a buddy system for bench learning.

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.

UNINA Gender Budget

Dr. Antonella Liccardo attended a training course provided by the CINECA, the Italian computing centre that develops technical tools for treating the large amounts of data of the Italian Universities, in order to entry and manage the database that collects the UNINA data.

GECATs help in GENOVATE dissemination

The support of the 10 GECATs established in UNINA (in the Departments of Architecture, Biology, Physics, Ingeneering, Mathematics, Public Health, Chemistry, Geology, Economics, Social Sciences) has been important in several occasions during the last months. In particular, during the last weeks we asked their help in involving young researchers for the public event Futuro Remoto 2015, to be held on the 15-18 of October in Naples. In fact, GENOVATE will participate in this event, both presenting the activity of the GENOVATE team for the implementation of the UNINA GEAP and helping the young women of our institution in describing their scientific research. Several GECATs came to the aid of the GENOVATE team indicating the names of valuable researchers, which will participate in the event.

Leadership, Gender and Science

Benedetta Magri, Senior Programme Officer at the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ILO) has held a workshop on Leadership, Gender and Science for the GENOVATE Mentoring Programme at UNINA.


UNINA Workshop on Mentoring

After the Launch of the Mentoring Pilot Programme at UNINA, held on October 27th 2014, a two days workshop for the training of mentors and mentees was held on 2nd and 3rd December 2014. During the workshop, Dr. Caitríona Ni Laoire from the University College Cork (UCC) took two training sessions, one for mentors and one for mentees.

It was a very engaging event for the mentoring participants, due to the interactive style employed by Caitríona. UNINA team thanks very warmly Dr. Caitríona Ni Laoire and all the participants to this event.

Launch of the Mentoring Pilot Programme at UNINA

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).

World cafè with the Women in Science Group and GeCATs

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!