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Published on 2013-03-12 15:52
At the 6th Equality, Diversity and Inclusion International Conference in Athens, Greece in July, 2013 the FESTA consortium will share their experiences from the FESTA project in a series of participatory workshops. We explore ways to transform organisations through gender. In workshops, FESTA partners elaborate the way theory informs practice in tasks concerned with raising awareness at individual and organisational level. Workshops explore ways to overcome resistance, raise awareness, and...
Published on 2013-03-12 15:51
At the 6th Equality, Diversity and Inclusion International Conference in Athens, Greece in July, 2013 the FESTA consortium will share their experiences from the FESTA project in a series of participatory workshops. We explore ways to transform organisations through gender. In workshops, FESTA partners elaborate the way theory informs practice in tasks concerned with raising awareness at individual and organisational level. Workshops explore ways to overcome resistance, raise awareness, and...
Published on 2013-01-08 15:05
The themes of the conference are: social solidarity, equality, diversity and inclusion. You can learn more about the conference at www.edi-conference.org. Early registration is before 21 June. Conference fees include conference dinner, lunches and refreshments. Early registration: 395 € Late registration: 495 €
Published on 2012-11-15 11:51
This year's European Gender Summit under the theme 'Aligning Agendas for Excellence' will take place on 29 -30 Nov 2012 at the European Parliament in Brussels. Building on the great success of last year's event, the European Gender Summit 2012 brings together top-level researchers, science leaders, and policy makers to examine gender issues that impact on the implementation of the upcoming HORIZON 2020, European Research Area, and Innovation Union. Distinguished scientists...
Published on 2012-10-17 14:42
The 25 October you can hear six different speeches about equality and gender - from south to north and from inside and out. The titles are: Are women a problem, do women have a problem or do women point out a problem - basic ideas behind the FESTA project, by Minna Salminen-Karlsson (University of Uppsala).   Inequality in Scandinavian academia – challenges and strategies, by Cathrine Seierstad (Brunel University, London).   Mobilizing Masculinities: Women's...
Published on 2012-10-08 13:51
An International Symposium for gathering knowledge, discussing the latest challenges and sharing best practices in promoting gender equality in the workplace and labour market in Europe.
Published on 2012-09-10 15:28
The Coordinator of FESTA Minna Salminen-Karlsson has been invited to an SiS event in Bruxelles to present FESTA. The event will be taking place in Brussels,  19 September, 2012. You can download the program below. SiS.net is the international network of National Contact Points (NCPs) for the Science in Society (SiS) area in the EU’s 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7). The network unites more than 60 representatives from all European and number of...
Published on 2012-09-05 11:07
The perceptions of excellence permeate all aspects of the working life and it is important to understand how. The concept of excellence is used formally at all levels to decide who gets a position, but it is also used informally and subconsciously to decide who gets the larger office; who is invited to discuss the strategic research plans with the head professor; who gets responsibility for the most prestigious courses; who organizes the staff parties; who is nominated to which committees and...
Published on 2012-09-05 10:54
With this message about how decisions are made, who makes them and if the processes are fair, open and transparent, the structural challenges and barriers at research institutions to implementing gender, equality and diversity promoters are put to attention. A goal is to strengthen the recognition and work with day-to-day revolutions in interactional patterns in order to bring about structural and lasting change. When do decision making processes follow formal and/or open procedures and when do...
Published on 2012-09-05 10:45
Resistance is an underlying theme for the entire project and is therefore also a main message of FESTA. FESTA deals with and documents resistance and barriers to equality activities and measures at all levels. As a Flagship, this headline aims to continually clarify resistance and other barriers or concerns – and – importantly – how to practically deal with it.  

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