Inclusive Research and Innovation Ecosystems Final Conference

Inclusive Research and Innovation Ecosystems Final Conference

Join us for the final conference of Horizon 2020 projects, CALIPER and LeTSGEPs, on Gender Equality Plans and gender budgeting in research.

Thursday, 23rd November 2023 , 9.00-17:05 CET

Hybrid event: Zoom and in person at Université Libre de Bruxelles, Campus du Solbosch – Bâtiment S – Salle Dupréel Avenue Jeanne 44, 1050 Brussels, Belgium

About the conference

CALIPER and LeTSGEPs* invite researchers (including post-doc and PhD students), innovation leaders, decision-makers, human resource and gender equality practitioners to their joint conference. Participants will have the opportunity to learn and share best practices, while considering how to address the challenge of achieving long-term, inclusive and sustainable institutional change.

The event will launch the CALIPER Charter of Gender+ Inclusive R&I Ecosystems, which aims to reach out to new stakeholders and networks across Europe. Participants will also receive a copy of the LeTSGEPs Handbook, providing guidelines for the implementation of GEPs and gender budgeting, for achieving gender equality in research organisations.

The Academia Europaea Cardiff Knowledge Hub will be closing the event with our session on ‘Be inspired! Women from academia tell their stories‘, presented by Young Academy of Europe Chair Moniek Tromp. The session will include highlights from our women in STEM Role Model interview series, focusing on the inspirational women we’ve interviewed.

Programme and registration details

Read the event programme and register to attend (deadline 1st November 2023).

About the organisers

CALIPER and LeTSGEPs, funded by the H2020 programme*, aim to achieve real structural change, through the development and implementation of GEPs in diverse research and higher education institutions.

CALIPER’s unique contribution to change management has been to engage with wider stakeholders in the process (business, the public sector, civil society and policymakers), through the creation of Research and Innovation Hubs. Gender budgeting is a key element in the work of LeTSGEPs, contributing to the effectiveness and sustainability of GEPs by identifying the resources and the impact of actions in terms of gender equality.

Both CALIPER and LeTSGEPs have strived to open up gender equality with other areas of potential discrimination (ethnicity, age, class, gender identity, etc.). A commitment to an intersectional approach to gender equality is common to the two projects. This is even more important when inclusiveness is being undermined by anti-gender policies in several countries.

*The projects have received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation program under Grant Agreement n° 873134 (CALIPER) and n° 873072 (LeTSGEPS)

Posted 31st July 2023. For further information please contact

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