Program

Kuvaaja: Maskot/Gorilla

Research and Innovation Excellence through gender equality: New pathways and challenges
 

Program

The conference focuses on four main themes and will be augmented by additional discussions. Our key themes are structural and institutional change in gender equality in R&I; a broader concept of equality in R&I; digitalization and gender equality; and gender equality in innovation.

 

Draft conference program (subject to changes):

 

Day 1, 23 Oct., 2019

9.00 Registration and morning coffee
 

9.30 Opening of the Conference
 

10.00 Keynote speech: Former President of the Republic of Finland and current chair of the Board of University of Helsinki Tarja Halonen (TBC)
 

10.30 Founders of gender equality in research and innovation
 

11.45 Lunch Break
 

12.45 Plenary session: Institutional change for gender equality
 

13.45 Plenary session: Sexual harassment and gender-based violence in academia
 

14.30 Coffee break
 

15.00 Future of the EU gender in research and innovation policy of EU
 

16.00 Research funding organizations’ role in gender equality advancement
 

17:00 End of the first day
 

19:30 Conference dinner and social programme at Pörssitalo, Helsinki

 

Day 2, 24 Oct., 2019

9.00 Intersectionality and cross-cutting dimensions of equality in research and innovation to complement the R&I gender equality strategy
 

10.00 Integration of gender dimension in the fields of digitalization, artificial intelligence and robotics
 

11.00 Coffee break
 

11.30 Gender equality and dimension in innovation policy and activities
 

12.30 Lunch break
 

13.30 Recommendations for gender equality actions in Horizon Europe
 

14.15 Helsinki call for action: Short wrap up from each session and discussion
 

15.00 Closing remarks
 

15.30 Conference ends