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Università di Brescia

10 aprile 2017
Sala delle Candelabre, h. 10-13

RISE Women with disabilities In Social Engagement
Introduce e coordina: Susanna Pozzolo (Università di Brescia)
Indirizzi di saluto: Alberto Arenghi (Delegato del Rettore per le Disabilità)

Relazioni di:
Rita Bencivenga
(LEGS – CNRS – Paris 8 – Paris Ouest)

Genere e disabilità:
la diversità come risorsa
per nuove strategie di ricerca

José Angel Martinez Usero
(Funka – Responsible for European Affairs)

Let’s make our daily work more accessible


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

The Politics of Feminist Knowledge Transfer 

Gender Training and Gender Expertise 

Edited by María Bustelo, Lucy Ferguson and Maxime Forest 

About the book 

The Politics of Feminist Knowledge Transfer draws together analytical work on gender training and gender expertise. Its chapters critically reflect on the politics of feminist knowledge transfer, understood as an inherently political, dynamic and contested process, the overall aim of which is to transform gendered power relations in pursuit of more equal societies, workplaces and policies.

At its core, the work explores the relationship between gender expertise, gender training and broader processes of feminist transformation arising from knowledge transfer activities.

Examining these in a reflective way, the book brings a primarily practice-based debate into the academic arena. With contributions from authors of diverse backgrounds, including academics, practitioners and representatives of gender training institutions, the editors combine a focus on gender expertise and gender training, with more theory-focused chapters.

Dr María Bustelo is Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Administration and director of the Master on Evaluation of Public Policies at Madrid’s Complutense University, Spain. An expert in the evaluation of gender equality policies, she has published extensively on Spanish gender policies and on the practice and evaluation of gender mainstreaming.

Dr Lucy Ferguson is a consultant for the UN Women Training Centre in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic. Her previous research on gender expertise has been published in the International Feminist Journal of Politics and she was a member of the OPERA research team. As a practitioner, she works as a gender expert and trainer in her specialist field of tourism.

Dr Maxime Forest is Senior Researcher and Lecturer at Sciences Po Paris, France. He is currently scientific supervisor of the EU-funded EGERA project (Effective Gender Equality in Research and the Academia). Among his latest publications is The Europeanization of Gender Equality Policies. A Discursive-Sociological Approach, edited with Emanuela Lombardo (Palgrave, 2012). 


Feminist Technosciences seeks to publish emerging, intersectional, cutting-edge feminist work in science and technology studies. As science and technology move to center stage in contemporary culture and politics, the need for new and multifaceted analyses becomes even more pressing.

Early social and historical studies tracked the ways in which science and technology inscribed and re-inscribed categories such as sex, gender, race, class, nation, and sexuality, demonstrating the centrality of these to the production of scientific theories, cosmologies, artifacts, and knowledge.

Interdisciplinary feminist science studies continues to seek ways to improve science and technology, including addressing the persistent underrepresentation of women and people of color in Science,

Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. The series will foreground insights from queer studies, critical race studies, disability studies, animal studies, postcolonial theory, and other critical approaches that reframe and reignite longstanding questions in feminist science and technology studies.