Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, EWORA Board of Directors has decided to postpone 2nd EWORA Workshop, 26-28 May 2020 in Valencia. 

By making this decision in advance, we hope to minimize any risk or inconvenience. We are planning to reschedule the workshop during late September or early October and will be in touch with you individually to confirm your contribution once we define the date. 

"Leadership in HE&R: Values, Complexities and Decision Making" 

TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2020   
Historical Building “La Nau", University of Valencia
Meeting Room: TBA
MC: Hilal Tekmen

15:00 - 17:30 

The Arrival of the Participants and Registration

17:30 - 18:45 

Opening Ceremony 
Gulsun Saglamer, President of EWORA 
Mavi Mestre, Rector of Valencia University 
Eva Alcón, Delegate for Equality Policies from CRUE (Spanish Rectors Conference) and Rector of Universitat Jaume I 
Sigbritt Karlsson, President, KTH Royal Institute of Technology


Keynote Speech by Alia El-Yassir, UN Women Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia

19:30 -21:00 

Welcome Cocktail 


  09:00 - 10:30

Plenary Session I  
Chair: Prof. Sarah Springman, Rector, ETH Zurich      
Curt Rice, Rector, Oslo Metropolitan University 
Sondan D. Feyiz, Rector, Kadir Has University 
Christa Neuper, Former Rector, University of Graz
Prof. María-José Figueras, Rector of Universidad Rovira i Virgili

 10:30 - 11:00

Keynote Speech by María Teresa Fernández de la Vega, President, Spanish Council of State

 11:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break

 11:30- 13:00

Plenary Session II 
Chair: Prof. Kerstin Tham, Vice-Chancellor, Malmö University 
Hanne Leth Andersen, Rector, Roskilde University
Yvonne Galligan, Director (Vice-Rector), Technological University Dublin 
Luciano Saso, President, UNICA 
Chryssi Vitsilaki, Rector, Agean University 

13:00- 14:00


14:00 -14:15

Group Photo 

14:30 - 17:00

Interactive Parallel Sessions
"Gender-Sensitizing Decision-making in Universities: The Leadership Role"
Prof. Eileen Drew, Director, Trinity Centre for Gender Equality & Leadership, Trinity College
"Value-based Diversity & Gender Equity Policies and Practices in Universities"
Prof. Fanny M. Cheung, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong 

14:30 -17:00

Women Leadership World Café 2020 
Prof. Liisa Husu, Professor of Gender Studies, Örebro University
Prof. Louise Morley, Professor of  Higher Education, University of Sussex

17:00 – 18:30

General Assembly for EWORA members 

19:30- 22:00 Gala Dinner 
THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2020
10:00 - 11:30 Joint Feedback Session (World Café & Interactive Parallel Sessions) 
11:30 - 12:00 Coffee Break 
12:00 - 13:00 Conclusions by EWORA BoD Members  
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch and Departure of Participants