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.
On 22 September 2015 Dr. Ilenia Picardi and Dr. Antonella Liccardo of the UNINA GENOVATE team met with seven representatives of UNINA CUG (Comitato Unico di Garanzia = Equal Opportunities Committee) and discussed the key themes and objectives of the GENOVATE project.
This was the first meeting held since when Prof. Concetta Giancola, who is also a member of the Neapolitan Caucus "Women in Science", has been elected CUG President.
Dr. Picardi described the project structure and areas of intervention, and emphasized how the initiatives that each member University takes at the local level are also informed by the constant feedback of all other members of the GENOVATE Consortium.
Dr. Liccardo instead shared some of the preliminary risults of her work on Gender Budgeting.
The creation of CUG responds well to the UNINA GEAP and it may contribute to ensure the GENOVATE-project sustainability in the future.
In short, CUG promotes equal opportunities for all students and staff of UNINA as it rejects every form of discrimination based on gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age; it implements affirmative actions to prevent and/or to rectify discriminatory practices; it promotes the dissemination of equal-opportunities culture; it promotes work-life balance policies in academia.
Towards the end of the meeting the necessity to delineate common areas of interest and cooperation between CUG and UNINA-GENOVATE was briefly touched upon.