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SPEAR conference: : Universities as agents of change for Gender Equality

Integrated in the commemorations of NOVA's 50 years, this is the last national conference of the European project SPEAR, which will take place at the Rectory of NOVA, on February 15th.








"Universities as agents of change for Gender Equality" is the theme of the final conference, at the national level, of the project SPEAR - Supporting and Implementing Plans for Gender Equality in Academia and Researchwhich will take place at the rectory of NOVA on the afternoon of February 15th and will be attended by the Minister of State and Parliamentary Affairs, Ana Catarina Mendes, and the President of the Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality, Sandra Ribeiro, in an event whose opening session will be made by the Rector of NOVA João Sàágua. The meeting will also be marked by the participation of representatives of students, NOVA staff, the Working Group for Gender Equality and the Vice-rector of NOVA and coordinator of the SPEAR project Isabel L. Nunes and you can attend by registering here.    

It was in 2019 that NOVA joined this European consortium, in the scope of an H2020 project under the theme of "gender equality", and the efforts made since then culminated in the unanimous approval of the Gender Equality Plan at NOVA, in October 2021.   

Funded by the European Union, the project is coordinated by the University of Southern Denmark together with eight European universities and aims to develop institutional changes in order to increase women's participation in Research and Innovation, and also to improve their career perspectives. The project's final conference will take place in Denmark on March 1.    


Check the programme here