Online Workshop on Women Empowerment, Gender Equality and RRI – Registration Open

The current COVID-19 pandemic has underlined the critical role that science and women’s empowerment play for driving progress forward across the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. Against this background, SOILdarity supports the need to better leverage the skills of women in science.

The research team holds a workshop on women empowerment, gender equality, responsible research & innovation on 27 April 2021 (in English) 9:30 – 16:30 (GMT+1).

In the online workshop “Women empowerment, gender equality, responsible research & innovation” taking on 27 April 2021, the team of the project “SOILdarity” would like to invite stakeholders from research, business, politics, civil society to discuss and review the key issues revolving women empowerment and gender equality in research, women in entrepreneurship, main obstacles to develop a successful professional career inside formal organizations, women in policy affairs, the institutional support to women empowerment in sciences and in science management.

The event aims to increase awareness about women opportunities/obstacles in the labour market and promote a debate about specific policies and programmes for women in research and innovation.

Knowledge knows no gender

But in EU-27 women are:

  • 41% of the scientists/engineers
  • 48 % of the PhD graduates
  • 33 % of the researchers
  • 24 % of the academic leaders

Programme | (GMT+1, Lisbon time)

Program will be updated with more information on abstracts and invited speakers

9:30am:  Open session and welcome: Cristina Cruz (cE3c-Ciências ULisboa, Coordinator of SOILdarity project)

1st session (9:40-11:15am)

9:40am: Prominent issues related with women empowerment and gender equality: women in entrepreneurship, obstacles to deveop a successful professional career inside formal organizations, women in policy affairs.

With the invited speakers: Maria João H. Parreira, Researcher in INIAV/ JobToc Project, Lourdes Morillas (Researcher and Marie Curie expert in cE3c/Ciências- ULisboa), Sónia Brito [Winner of the competition for women agricultural entrepreneurs TalentA (CAP)], Sandra Ribeiro (President of the Commission for Citizenship and Equality- Portugal). Moderator: Alexandra Freire [Confederation of Portuguese Farmers (CAP)].

10:45-11:15am: Debate.

11:15-11:30am: Coffee-break.

2nd session (11:30am-1:30pm)

11:30am: The women empowerment and gender issues in distinct realities.

With the invited speakers: Cristina Máguas Hanson (Coordinator of cE3c – Ciências ULisboa), Avigail Moor (Tel-Hai College/ MIGAL – Galilee Research Institute), Patrizia Grifoni (Italian Research Council, member of R&I- PEERS), Maria de Jesus Fernandes, President of the Portuguese Order of Biologists. Moderator: Maria Amélia Martins-Loução (cE3c – Ciências ULisboa).

12:45-1:30pm: Debate.

1:30pm: Lunch

3rd session (2:30-4:30pm)

2:30pm: The institutional support to women empowerment in sciences, in science management and in other activities.

With the invited speakers: José Matos (National Institute for Agricultural and Veterinary Research (PT)), Luísa Meireles (LUSA News Agency), Olubukola O. Babalola (Org. for Women in Science for the Dev. World, Africa), Rosa Monteiro (Secretary of State for Citizenship and Equality). Moderator: Anne Cova (Social Sciences Institute (PT)).

4:00-4:30pm: Debate.

4:30pm: Conclusions and Closure session: Ana Ventura (Soildarity Project, cE3c – Ciências ULisboa) and Cristina Cruz (Coordinator of Soildarity Project).

How to Register | by 26th April 2021

To register for the above mentioned workshop, please fill out the form below.
DEADLINE for registering: April 26, at 5:00pm (GMT+1). The Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants on April 26, evening.

The event is coordinated by the Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes – cE3c through the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (Portugal), having as partners the Migal InstituteUniversity of Gent and euknow (BE).