The meeting will take place on the 23rd and 24th of October in La Laguna with the aim of creating a space for interchange, debate and proposals for the promotion of gender equality in Physics.
Today, March 8th, International Women’s Day, the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) announces that on October 23rd and 24th it will organize the Gender in Physics Day (GiPD), Spain 2017, in the freamework of the GENERA project of the European Commission. This meeting will take place in the conference room of the Nivaria Hotel, in La Laguna (Tenerife) and the participants will be teachers and researchers in Physics, human resources specialists, and experts in the politics of equality.
GENERA (Gender Equality Network in the European Research Area) is an European project, funded in the framework of the Horizon 2020 programme, whose objective is to promote the development of plans of equality in Physics research centres. The underlying aim is to enrich European research in this field with the talents of a greater number of women scientists and technologists, in fields where they continue to be under-represented.
The objective of GiPD is to create a space for interchange, debate, and proposals for the promotion of gender equality in Physics, identifying needs, obstacles, and also good practice. One of the results of the meeting will be a survey of the situation of gender equality in Physics research centres. To achieve this, the IAC and other institutions will pool their diagnostics on gender perspectives for the situation of women in research, and for the policies leading to equality. The GiDP also aims to initiate networking with other research centres in order to promote policies of gender equality in Science.