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Early Announcement:
GENERA Network conference “Gender Dimension in Physics Research”
October 21/22, 2021
at Lund University
further information will follow soon
The GEECCO project produced four thematic videos on how gender effects our life:
Energy for all
Mobility for all
Humans & Computers
Robots in our society
“Physics Education and Gender - Identity as an Analytic Lens for Research” has been published by Springer Nature in 2020. This volume, edited by Allison J. Gonsalves and Anna T. Danielsson, engages with concepts of gender and identity as they are mobilized in research to understand the experiences of learners, teachers and practitioners of physics. The focus of this collection is on extending theoretical understandings of identity as a means to explore the construction of gender in physics education research. cover_physics_education_and_gender.jpg
“The Gender-Sensitive University: A Contradiction in Terms?” has been published in July 2020 by Routledge. Edited by Eileen Drew and Siobhán Canavan (Trinity Centre for Gender Equality and Leadership in Dublin) it is a collaboration with partners from the SAGE (Systemic Action for Gender Equality) Horizon 2020 project and other eminent academic researchers across the EU.
For more information please see
“Institutional Change for Gender Equality in Research - Lesson Learned from the Field” published by colleagues from the H2020 project EQUAL-IST has just come out. This volume also includes a summary article on GENERA project.
Helene Schiffbänker (Joanneum Research, Austria),
Granted project coordinator
On February 24th in Vienna more than 50 participants intensively discussed during the conference "IS IT A LOTTERY? IMPROVING GENDER FAIRNESS IN RESEARCH FUNDING" the pros and cons of replacing traditional peer review (partly) by lottery. First experiences made by funding organizations (e.g. Volkswagen Foundation) are rather promising and others plan to try out as well.
This conference was organized by the EU-funded project GRANteD.
Joanneum Research, who is coordinating this project is also member of GENERA Network.
The German Environmental Agency (UBA) published a report on “Interdependent gender aspects in Climate Politics”
“… The results show opportunities for improving gender equality at many levels. Principles for integrating gender equality into climate policy were derived, as were concrete policy recommendations on climate protection legislation and gender action plans. Important findings also arise for methods, data needs and data collection as well as research needs and regulations. Finally, recommendations are given on the financing and promotion as well as on the dissemination of knowledge and the strengthening of competence.” (from the english abstract on page 4)

International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Interesting links to activities related to the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11, 2020:
What a creative 2019 for GENERA Network and Community of Practice!
We reached 30 (!) members and four friends by the end of this year. We welcome Joanneum Research from Austria as our new member, who is organizing a conference in February 2020 on fairness in research funding.
workinggroups.jpg GENERA changed gear into (community of) practice
and kicked-off five working groups
GENERA Network member Weizmann Institute in Israel organized the workshop Promoting gender equality in physics: Barriers and opportunities
October 26 - November 01, 2019
genera_ieee-manchester-2019.jpg Lisa Kamlade presented GENERA during the Women in Engineering (WIE) Luncheon at the 2019 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium (NSS) and Medical Imaging Conference (MIC)
The new managing team got elected
From left to right:
Thomas Berghöfer (DESY, coordination),
Meytal Eran Jona (Weizmann Institute, chair),
Francesca Primas (ESO, vice-chair),
Lia Lang (DESY, coordination)
genera_ga_meeting_2019_desy.jpg GENERA General Assembly met for its constitutional meeting
Sept. 18/19, 2019 at DESY in Hamburg

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