The H2020 project CASPER is organizing an open e-discussion on the GenPORT portal to comment on three possible scenarios for a European award/certification system for gender equality in research performing organizations. The three proposed Gender Equality Certification/Award Schemes (GECAS) have been developed by the CASPER consortium based upon an extensive assessment of existing certification schemes and needs across Europe and include: (1) a new EU-wide GECAS, (2) a Gender Equality Strategy for Researchers (GES4R), and (3) the Europeanisation of a national GECAS – Athena SWAN.


Date: 18 June 2021

Time: 10:00 – 13:00 h CET



Scenario 1 – New/EU wide GECAS
Focal online discussion 10:00 – 11:00 (CET)

Moderated by Marion Lesur (ESF) with opening comments from:

Angela Wroblewski, Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS), Austria.
Maxime Forest, Associate Researcher and Lecturer at Sciences Po (OFCE), France.

Scenario 2 – A Gender Equality Strategy for Researchers (GES4R)
Focal online discussion 11:00 – 12:00 (CET)

Moderated by Jörg Müller (UOC) with opening comments from:

Evanthia K. Schmidt, Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy, Denmark.
Elisabeth Anna Guenther, University of Vienna, Austria.

Scenario 3 – Europeanisation of a national GECAS – Athena SWAN
Focal online discussion 12:00 – 13:00 (CET)

Moderated by Agostina Allori (Yellow Window) with opening comments from:

Inés Sánchez de Madariaga, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Clemens Striebing, Fraunhofer Center for Responsible Research and Innovation, Germany


Register for the CASPER e-discussion on GenPORT.


Photo by Clark Van Der Beken on Unsplash.

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