An international workshop at the University of Brescia will analyse the Systemic Action for Gender Equality promoted by the SAGE EU co funded proposal.

Under the coordination of the WISER Centre, at Trinity College, Dublin, the SAGE (Systemic Action for Gender Equality) project introduces and develops gender-sensitive organisational cultures and practices in seven EU based universities. The main result, after 36 months, will be a sustainable and systemic structural change in how these institutions function.

SAGE answers the Horizon 2020 invitation to submit proposals with a strong commitment to gender equality in higher education and research. Equality between women and men has yet to be fully realised, and the European Commission recognises the structural barriers that impede women’s progress, namely: unequal pay, absence of work/life balance, the persistence of harassment and discrimination, and lack of women in decision making.

Through the design and implementation of Gender Equality Plans (GEPs), at the end of SAGE the consortium will have devised, refined and tested a replicable model for gender equality in European Union higher education and research performing institutions.

The SAGE GEP toolkit, coupled with specially-designed measurement tools the SAGE Wheel Model for Gender Equality Plans, and a SAGE Charter of Principles for Gender Equality, will be available for adoption and use by universities and research organisations across Europe to advance gender balance in European research.

A robust and well-tried self-assessment component will be used to monitor progress of SAGE actions and GEP implementation.

SAGE partners are: Centre for Women in Science & Engineering Research (WiSER), Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, acting as coordinator; Università degli Studi di Brescia, Italy ; Kadir Has University, Turkey; Instituto Universitário De Lisboa, Portugal; Sciences Po Bordeaux, France; International University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Queen’s University Belfast, UK, acting as evaluator.

International Workshop

Locandina: SAGE_International_Workshop_UNIBS

Systemic Action for Gender Equality (SAGE)

31 March 2017

9.00 Registration

Welcome speeches

Rector of the University of Brescia Prof. Maurizio Tira

Head of the Department of Law Prof. Saverio Regasto

Representative of CUG – Comitato Unico di Garanzia


Prof. Susanna Pozzolo (SAGE Unibs)

9.30 am

Chairperson: Prof. Giovanna Finzi

3:00 pm

Chairperson: Dr. Giacomo Viggiani

Dr. Anna Lorenzetti

(University of Bergamo)

The Implicit Role of Gender Rules

Dr. Rossella Bozzon

(University of Trento)

Combating Career Instability and Gender Asymmetries in Academia. An Analysis of the GARCIA self-tailored Action Plan(s)

Prof. Marzia Barbera

(University of Brescia)

Competing Paradigms of Antidiscrimination Protection

Prof. Eileen Drew

(Trinity College Dublin)

Turning GAPs into GEPs (Gender Equality Plans). Experience from Trinity College Dublin

Prof. Maria Lorenza Muiesan

(University of Brescia)

Gender Issues in Cardiovascular Diseases and Hypertension

Prof. Yvonne Galligan

(Queen’s University Belfast)

Gender Equality

Future-proofing Higher Education

Prof. Tullia Gallina Toschi

(University of Bologna)


Gender Audit and Gender Equality Plan

Dr. Rita Bencivenga

(LEGS – Laboratoire d’études sur le genre et la sexualité CNRS – Paris 8 – Paris OUEST)

Concluding Remarks