FESTA & GARCIA final conference

 7 November 2016

08.30 Registration

 09.00 – 09.30 Institutional greetings

- Authorities of the hosting University  

- Welcome by Chiara Tripepi and Catharina Haller-Wank (FESTA and GARCIA project officers) 

- Prof. Athene Donald, University of Cambridge, Representative of the ERC  

- Minna Salminen-Karlsson (coordinator of the FESTA project)  

- Annalisa Murgia & Barbara Poggio (coordinators of the GARCIA project)  

 Chair: Bernard Fusulier, Université Catholique Louvain, Belgium


09.30 – 10.00 Contextualizing Academic Careers in the European Context 

- Early Academic Careers in Cross-National Perspective (GARCIA: Nicky Le Feuvre and Farinaz Fassa, University of Lausanne, Switzerland)

Chair: Mine Tan, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey

10.00 – 10.30  GAPs

 - Gender Action Plans in the GARCIA project (GARCIA: Annalisa Murgia, University of Trento)

Chair: Georgi Apostolov, South West University, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria


10.30-11.00 Coffee break

11.00 – 12.00 Raising awareness on gender practices 

- Raising awareness about gender in Academia : the individual perspective (FESTA: Pat O’Connor University of Limerick, Ireland, and Georgi Apostolov, South West University, Blaoevgrad, Bulgaria), and the organizational perspective: Good practices and recommendations (FESTALiv Baisner, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark, Sabine Bausch, RWTH Aachen University, and Nina Almgren, Uppsala University, Sweden)

- Gender and precariousness in academia: a multi-method approach (GARCIA: Francesca Fiore and Rossella Bozzon, University of Trento, Trento, Italy)

 Chair: Duška Knežević Hočevar, Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia


12.00 – 13.00  Changing organizational cultures 

 - Improving interactional patterns: meeting culture and the gender perspective (FESTA: Georgi Apostolov, Southwestern University, Blaoevgrad, Bulgaria, and Nina Almgren, Uppsala University and Liv Baisner, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark)

- Leaky pipeline and interrelated phenomena (GARCIA: Farah Dubois-Shaik and Grégoire Lits, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium)

 Chair: Sabine Kradolfer, University of Lausanne, Switzerland


13.00 – 14:00 Lunch and Poster Session: Actions and Plans Developed at each Institution


14.00 – 15.30 The gendered construction of excellence 

 - The limits of the concept of excellence in hiring – interventions at different stages of the process (FESTA: Manuela Aye, Sabine Bausch, Rheinisch-Westfalische Technische Hochschule, Aachen, Germany)

- Deconstructing excellence in the working environment (FESTA: Minna Salminnen, University of Uppsala, Sweden)

- Gender practices in the construction of excellence criteria for early career academics (GARCIA: Channah Herschberg, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands)

 Chair: Kjell Bratbergsengen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norwey


15.30 – 16:00 Coffee break


16.00 – 17.30 Gendering research and education 

 - Challenges of integrating gender-sensitive approach in research and teaching (GARCIA: Jovana Mihajlović Trbovc and Ana Hofman, Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia)

- Building a mentoring programme: transversality and organisational specificities (GARCIA: Caroline Vincke and Helene Adam, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium)

- PhD supervsion and the gender perspective (FESTA: Liv Baisner, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark and Clare O’Hagan, University of Limerick, Ireland)

 Chair: Yvonne Benschop, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands


17:30 - 18.30, Late afternoon event on the future of research programs on gender & science, talk and discussion. 

Featured speakers: Ana Arana Antelo, European Commission; Elisabeth Pollitzer, Portia Ltd, UK.

Chair: Pat O’Connor University of Limerick, Ireland


8 November 2016

09.00 – 10.30 Gendering communication and decision making 

- Is gender budgeting a tool for change in decision making? (GARCIA: Finnborg Salome Steinthorsdóttir, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland)

- Gendering communication and decision making: the formal and the informal perspective (FESTA: Clare O’Hagan, University of Limerick, Ireland, and Marco Zamarian, Bruno Kessler Foundation, Trento, Italy)

Chair: Eileen M. Trauth, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, U.S.


10.30 – 11.10 Dealing with organizational change 

- Gendering organizations: dealing with resistances (Gülsün Saglamer, Mine Tan, Istanbul Technical University, Turkeyand Lut Mergaert, Yellow Window, Belgium)

 Chair: Thorgerdur Einarsdóttir, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland


11.10 – 11.40 Coffee break


11.40 – 12.40 Meta-analysis of the projects 

- Meta-reflection on the FESTA project, (Minna Salminen-Karlsson, University of Uppsala, Sweden)

- Implementation Challenges in Structural Change Projects: learnings from GARCIA (Florian Holzinger and Helene Schiffbaenker, Johanneum Research, Graz, Austria)

Chair: Gabriele Griffin, University of Uppsala, Sweden

 12.40 – 13.00

Institutional conclusions