BeWiSe Women in Science day 2023 on March 10 in Brussels

Higher education students, academics, university professionals and policy-makers will discuss the role played by institutional Gender Action Plans in speeding up the transition to gender equality in scientific careers.

We will explore the following questions:

Session 1: What are gender action plans and how are they implemented at Belgian universities and research institutes? A combination of European and Belgian perspectives.

  • Dr. Anne Pépin, European Commission DG RTD (tbc)
  • Margot Beereboom, NCP Flanders
  • Nadège Ricaud, F.R.S.-FNRS

Session 2: What impact do gender action plans have in practice? Diversity teams, students and scientists make a preliminary balance of progress and hurdles.

  • Dr. Sara Aguirre, Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • Titouan Berhaut-Streel, Equality Law Clinic
  • Prof. Dr. Bieke Broux, Universiteit Hasselt
  • Prof. Dr. Delphine Laboureur, Von Karman Institute for Fluids Dynamics
  • Dr. Stefanie Mulder, EUTOPIA European University / Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Carole Paleco, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

Session 3: (How) is the gender dimension included in research? Researchers share their practices in varied scientific disciplines, from life sciences to geography and climate change.

  • Dr. Sarah Ahannach, Universiteit Antwerpen
  • Kandice Kreamer Fults, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Sebastian Ingelaere, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • Jelena Luyts, Université de Namur
  • Dr. Vinicius Oliveira, Université de Liège

You can register now for free.

Location: University Foundation, Egmontstraat 11 rue d’Egmont, 1000 Brussels

Date: March 10, 2023

Timing: 12h30 networking lunch, 13h20 start, 17h closing.