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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

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). 

“All adult educators base their work on a theory or paradigm, believes Professor Jyri Manninen*. It is another matter whether the practitioner’s choice of theory is conscious or unconscious.”

Althought the article does not speak about gender, I wonder how we could apply Manninen’s interview to “gender” in adult education.

  • Manninen is Professor of Adult & Continuing Education at the University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu.


A Coruña- Santiago de Compostela, Galicia (SPAIN), July 4-8, 2016
The idea of the summer school is to encourage a conversation among scholars who are working on questions of Transnationalism using a Gender and/or Race perspective. We would like to explore the intersectionality between these two forms of oppression and its relation to transnational migration. How does sexism and racism articulate the experience of transnational migrants? What are the complex relationships between minorities and immigrants in terms of gender and racial discrimination? What are the empirical and theoretical insights gained by an analysis that emphasizes on the “intersectionality” between gender and race? What empirical agenda can be developed out of these questions?
Affiliated Faculty Members Include: Nina Glick Schiller, Ruthie W. Gilmore, Peggy Levit, Ramón Grosfoguel, Eleonore Kofman, Laura Oso, Raquel Martínez-Buján, Beatriz Padilla, Bridget Anderson, Antía Pérez-Caramés
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