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International Capacity Building Workshop for Researchers 25.-26.08.2015
25. August 2015 - 08:00 - 26. August 2015 - 17:00
Capacity building workshop for gender-responsible research took place on the 25th and 26th August 2015 in Tartu in Dorpat conference centre.
The European Union has prioritized gender in Horizon 2020. Gender-responsible research is also emphasized by European Research Area. The workshop covered topics like the importance of gender-responsible research, methods for integrating the gender dimension in research, as well as an overview of the European Union policy on gender, research and innovation. Researchers from six countries presented case studies to provide practical examples on how they had integrated the gender aspect in their research in the fields of urban planning, and industry and design. The workshop was targeted to early stage and mature researchers from Estonia and neighboring area. Seminar was held in English.
The integration of sex and gender analysis in research stimulates the creation of gender-responsible research which enables to maximize its impact and societal benefits. Integration of sex and gender analysis ensures excellence and the quality of outcomes, and enhances sustainability of research. It makes research more responsive to social needs and often helps to design cheaper solutions.
Integrating sex and gender analysis into research and innovation is one crucial component contributing to world-class science and innovation.
The workshop, organized by the Estonian Research Council in the context of the COST network genderSTE, gave the participants an overview on how the gender analysis relates to different research fields and provided them with methods on how to introduce gender as an analytical category in their research work.
GenderSTE is a COST-network of researchers and policy makers which aims are to advance implementation of gender-focused recommendations for structural change in science and technology institutions and research program content and support the state of the art in gender mainstreaming in key fields in which this has not yet been sufficiently addressed such as cities, transport, energy, climate change and industrial innovation.
The accommodation and transportation costs of participants from other countries will be reimbursed by the COST Network genderSTE after the seminar. Participants will receive the information about practicalities related to reimbursement after the registration.