... for more Gender Equality

National Network Meetings

The GenCo Project held a series of National Network Meetings across all six European partner countries – Germany, Greece, Czech Republic, Austria, UK and Lithuania - in May to July 2012. These meetings showcased our GenCo European Gender Equality E-toolkit covering topics from work life balance, cultural changes in universities, part time working for women leaders to gender equality policies and practices, across both industry and academia.

A small selection of case studies were presented by the organisations who had actually instigated gender equality initiatives, giving practical tips and answering questions on the impacts and issues faced. As well as learning more about our E-toolkit and gaining an in-depth understanding of the case studies, participants also shared practical ideas and interventions in group discussions to take back and implement in their own workplace.

Nearly two hundred people attended overall, and they told us that the events were excellent. Many enjoyed the networking aspect and the informal, relaxed discussions where knowledge was shared among participants. From participants’ initial overview of our E-toolkit, the majority stated that they would find it very useful in the future, and the others would look at it in more detail as it appeared to be a very useful tool.

“GenCo fits our strategy, 100%” stated a Greek participant.”

“We will use the GenCo case studies to help us implement new gender equality practices” commented a UK attendee.

From feedback on the group discussions, many had taken away ideas and initiatives to discuss further, or possibly even implement back in the workplace.

In Germany
Paths to Gender-Equality in Research Organisations and Universities
Take place: at Fraunhofer / TU Berlin
Hardenbergstr. 20
10623 Berlin
Date / time: 22nd of May, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Target Group: Responsibility for Personnel Development / Equality and Diversity Manager in Research Organisations and Universities
Language: German
Contact: Kathinka Best, phone: +49 30 680 7969-23, e-mail: kathinka.best@tu-berlin.de

In Greece
Topic: Gender Equality Café for HR Professionals
Take place: Athens
Date: July, 3rd 2012
Target Group: HR Managers, Gender-Diversity Officers, CEO’s, Journalists
Language: Greek
Contact: Aristotelis Alexopoulos
phone: +30 210 8964531
E-Mail: aalexopo@alba.edu.gr

In Czech Republic
Topic: Sharing Good Practices in Gender Equality
Take place: Prague
Date / time: June 12th 2012, 10 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.
Target Group: HR Managers, Gender-Diversity Officers, CEO’s, Journalists
Language: Czech
Contact: Anna Kotková
phone: +420 (0)224 915 666
e-mail: office@genderstudies.cz

In Austria
Topic: From a paradigm of attendance to a result-orientated corporate-culture
Take place: k47-VIP Business Lounge
Franz-Josefs-Kai 47
A-1010 Vienna
Date / time: June 5th 2012, 11:30 – 14:30
Target Group: HR Managers, Gender-Diversity Officers, CEO’s, Journalists
Language: German
Contact: Beatrix Hausner
phone: +43 (0)1 315 6393 14
e-mail: beatrix.hausner@oegut.at

Topic: Gaining senior management commitment to gender equality in HEI’s
Take place: The Ron Cooke Hub
University of York, Heslington
York YO10 5JL
Date / time: June 27th 2012, 12:20 – 16:30
Target Group: HR and other HEI staff interested in increasing gender diversity in their institution.
Language: English
Contact: Jacki Mason
phone: +44 (0)7966 103989
e-mail: info@wisecampaign.org.uk

In Lithuania
Topic: Work Life Balance
Take place: Kaunas
Date: May, 25th 2012
Target Group: HR Managers, Gender-Diversity Officers, CEO’s, Journalists
Language: Lithuanian
Contact: Audronė Kisielienė
phone: +370-37-206575