Be a Part of 9th European Conference on Gender Equality in Higher Education!

Deadline: 29 February 2016

European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) is inviting researchers, professors, administrators, policy-makers, practitioners and students for its 9th European Conference on Gender Equality in Higher Education (and Research) to Paris, on 12-14 September 2016.

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The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) is an autonomous body of the European Union, established to contribute to and strengthen the promotion of gender equality, including gender mainstreaming in all EU policies and the resulting national policies, and the fight against discrimination based on sex, as well as to raise EU citizens’ awareness of gender equality.

Equality between women and men is a fundamental value of the European Union. Therefore ‘Making equality between women and men a reality for all Europeans and beyond’ is EIGE’s vision.

The conferences provide an international forum to discuss and exchange information and experiences and share research results on the changes and challenges related to gender in academia, gender equality promotion and interventions in higher education and research institutions.

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Objectives and Priorities

  • To provide high quality research and data to support better informed and evidence based decision-making by policymakers and other key stakeholders working to achieve gender equality;
  • To manage all knowledge produced by EIGE to enable timely and innovative communication that meets the targeted needs of key stakeholders;
  • To meet the highest administrative and financial standards while supporting the needs of EIGE’s personnel.


  • Gender equality in higher education and research, evolution and comparative approaches with other sectors of society (e.g. business and politics) as well as between countries: Gender balance, diversity, discrimination, intersectionality
  • Public policies promoting gender equality, national and European challenges, European Research Area roadmaps
  • Higher education reforms and their gender impacts
  • Women’s access to decision-making positions: issues of power at stake, and effects of legal provisions or regulations promoting parity (e.g. targets and quotas)
  • Structural change and institutional gender equality plans (recruitments, promotions, careers, work-life balance, work time organisation, etc.)
  • Addressing and preventing sexual harassment, gender-based violence and sexist behaviors
  • Equal opportunities in research funding

Researching and Teaching

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  • Researching on gender, teaching and learning gender equality: Gender research, its funding, and the transfer of its findings into higher education: what evolutions?
  • Teaching gender in social science and humanities and in other disciplines
  • Gender equality and anti-discrimination trainings for teachers
  • Gender training for future gender equality professionals
  • Gender training for academic and scientific leaders and managers
  • Integration of the gender dimension in research contents beyond social science and humanities, institutional, national and European challenges.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can download the forms via given website.

For more information, please visit European Institute for Gender Equality.

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