It is time to celebrate the launch of the new Trinity Centre for Gender Equality and Leadership (TCGEL).

TCGEL is being established to deliver the Trinity College Dublin University’s strategic objectives to advance gender equality. Recognising the work done by  WiSER (Centre for Women in Science and Engineering Research, TCD) to recruit, retain, return and advance women in academic science, engineering and technology, the new Centre will expand this remit to all disciplines and support areas across the university.

TCGEL will be led by Professor Eileen Drew as Director.

The new Centre will work to deliver sustainable structural and cultural change, and to advance good practice and equality throughout the university, building on the success of the Athena SWAN Bronze Institutional Award.


The digital curious: a bridge between analogue and digital natives? If you were born between 1952 and 1961, you might belong to a new typology: the digital curious

From the EPALE (Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe) platform: “If you are uncomfortable calling yourself an “analogue native” and feel as skilled as a digital native, it might be because you are part of a new typology – the digital curious – which has emerged from a recent study published in the latest issue of The European Journal for Research on the Education and Learning of Adults (RELA)

The study examines the 55-65 age group’s attitudes towards information technology, particularly when IT places them in contact – directly or indirectly – with younger or older people. We are familiar with the typologies known as digital natives (those born after 1980), digital immigrants (those born in the 1960s-70s) and analogue natives (those born before the 1960s). But an analysis of nationwide statistics collected in Italy has revealed an additional group which appears to differ from the others and to fall exactly between analogue natives and digital immigrants. (More on the EPALE platform:”


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

In the EU 6th Framework Programme several Gender mainstreaming measures were included.

The guides for proposers of the largest-scale projects required them to draw up a Gender Action Plan (GAP) stating how they intended to take gender issues into account in their research.

But this requirement disappeared in the 7th FP.

The 8th Framework Programme, Horizon 2020, has again included a number of measures and calls related to gender and to the inclusion of gendered approaches in research projects.

The Commission is currently starting its considerations and planning for FP9. It is, therefore, necessary for the Member States to start making up their minds, in order to provide timely input into the planning process.

However, several documents available online do not include the terms “gender” and “women”, urging all individuals and organisations interested in gender issues to take action.

For more information: “From H2020 to the 9th Framework Programme: looking for gender”: SAGE_BS_BENCIVENGA














For more information

For more information: From H2020 to the 9th Framework Programme: looking for gender.

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

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