The Conference on “Structural Gender Change at Universities and Research Funding Organisations” will be held on the 16th November 2018 (9.30 h – 14.30 h) in Madrid. The venue is the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, in Paseo de la Castellana, 162.

The event is organized under the Horizon 2020 Project SUPERA: Supporting the Promotion of Equality in Research and Academia.

We look very forward to meeting you in Madrid: please confirm your participation sending an email with your name and institution to or complete the online form available at this link.

Here is the program of the event:

9.30 h – 10.00h. Opening

  • Ángeles Heras Caballero, Secretary of State of Universities, Research and Innovation
  • Carmen Fernández Chamizo, Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs and Faculty, Complutense University of Madrid
  • Mercedes Gómez Bautista, Vice-Rector for Knowledge Transfer and Entrepreneurship, Complutense University of Madrid

10:00 h-10:30h EU Support to gender equality in research and innovation

  • Mina Stareva, Head of Sector – Gender. DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

10.30h -11.00 h Networking Coffee Break

11.00 h – 12.15 h. Round table I. Gender Equality on Funding Research Organizations: Gender biases on evaluation of research
grant applications

Moderator: Ana Puy, Unidad de Mujeres y Ciencia, MICIU

  • Pilar López Sancho. Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid – CSIC. Gender bias in research funding: Recomendation for achiving gender equality
  • Marcel Kraus. Technology Agency of the Czech Republic. The Experience of TA-CR in the promotion of Gender equality
  • Leonora Harty, Irish Research Council (tbc). IRC experience in blind evaluations for postdoctoral grants
  • María Bustelo. Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Gender dimension in evaluation panels: What have we learnt through the Interim Evaluation of gender equality as a cross cutting issue in Horizon 2020

12.15 – 12.45 h Light Lunch

12.45 h -14.00 h Round table II. Gender Equality on Research and Academia: Key aspects for real equality at Universities

Moderator: Lut Mergaert, Yellow Window

  • Jean‐Michel Monnot, All Inclusive. Diversity Management on Complex Organizations
  • Anne‐Laure Humbert, Oxford Brookes University. Beyond numerical representation: Gender Statistics
  • Miguel Lorente, Universidad de Granada. Sexual and Sexist Harassment

14.00 – 14.30 h Closing Remarks José Manuel Pingarrón. General Secretary for Universities

Download the conference agenda here