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The aim of this event is to highlight existing and potential synergies between the services of EURAXESS (in particular its initiatives of Charter & Code for researchers and the Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R)) and the implementation of gender equality plans in the ATHENA project and eventually the sister project MINDtheGEPs. The relevance of gender equality measures will be discussed as element of attractiveness to attract researchers and to engage them in a mobility experience.


9.50h – 10.00h Connect online
10.00h – 10.10h ATHENA project – Implementing gender equality plans to unlock research potential of RPOs and RFOs in Europe.
Michelle Perello | ATHENA coordinator – Consulta Europa Projects and Innovation
10.10h – 10.20h MINDtheGEPs project – Reducing gender imbalances in European research institutions and generating data to support the development of national and European policy for gender equality in RPOs.
Angela Balzano | MINDtheGEPs coordination team member – University of Turin
10.20h – 10.35h EURAXESS initiative.
Slaven Misljencevic | EURAXESS Policy Officer – European Commission
10.35h – 10.55h The Charter & Code (C&C) and Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R).
Michele Rosa-Clot | HRS4R Portfolio manager – European Commission
10.55h – 11.05h Break
11.05 – 11.55h Joint discussion of event participants and the EURAXESS representatives, projects coordinators and representatives of national authorities responsible for research.

This discussion session will be enriched from the participation of Ivana Radonova, from the Ministry of Education and Science of Bulgaria, and Mark de Vos, EURAXESS Bridge Head for Denmark.

The following main discussion points will be addressed:

  • Synergies between the EURAXESS initiative (and in particular the C&C and the HRS4R) and the implementation of gender equality plans.
  • Relevance of gender equality measures as element to attract researchers and for engaging researchers in a mobility experience.
11.55h – 12.00h Conclusions and event closure

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