Pivoting on gender equality through the lens of leadership: policies, strategies and actions



29-30 May, 2017

Solvay Library, Brussels

MONDAY, MAY 29 2017

Solvay Library, Brussels

MC: Eda Pekelman

08:00-09:00 Registration
09:00-10:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks:
EWORA - Film Screening 
  • Gulsun Saglamer, President, EWORA & Former Rector, Istanbul Technical University
  • Liu Jinan, President of Women Leadership Academy
  • Jesper Simonsen Head of the Nordic programme on Gender Research, NordForsk
  • Candan Fetvacı, Executive Director, Aydın Doğan Foundation, Turkey

Plenary Session I

  • Chair: Krista Varantola, Vice President, EWORA & Former Rector, University of Tampere    
  • Jean-David Malo, Director, DG RTD Directorate B, European Commission
  • Martine Rahier, Vice President, EUA
  • Dagmar Schumacher, Director of the UN Women Brussels Office  
11:15-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-12:45 Roundtable I: The Role of Women Leadership in Organizational Change 
  • Chair: Helena Nazare, Former Rector, University of Aveiro 
  • Liisa Laakso, Rector, University of Tampere 
  • Eva Åkesson, Vice Chancellor, Uppsala University
  • Eva Wiberg, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Lund University 
  • Pamela Gillies, Vice Chancellor, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Sabine Schindler, Rector, UMIT Hall 
12:45- 14:00 Lunch
14:00 -14:15 Group Photograph
14:15- 15:30 Plenary Session II
  • Chair: Mine G. Tan, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Ankara University 
  • Fanny M. Cheung, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong  
  • Pat O’Connor, Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Limerick
  • Liisa Husu, Professor of Gender Studies, Örebro University 
15:30 -15:45 Coffee Break
15:45 - 17:00 Roundtable II: Gender Action Plans & Change Management 
  • Chair: Kristin Ingólfsdóttir, Former Rector, University of Iceland
  • Viviane Willis-Mazzichi, Head of Sector “Gender”,  DG Research & Innovation, EC 
  • Therese Murphy, Head of Operations, EIGE
  • Pepi Patrón Costa, Vice-Rector (PUCP) & Magally Alegre Henderson, Sub-Director of the UNESCO Chair on Gender Equality in Higher Education Institutions & Jimena Sánchez Barrenechea, Executive Director, EMULIES
  • Bianka Siwinska, Executive Director & Head of Research, Perspektywy Education Foundation
17:15 - 18:15 Plenary Session III
  • Chair: Christina Ullenius, Former Rector, Karlstad University 
  • Helene Hellmark Knuttson, Minister for Higher Education and Research in the Swedish Government
19:00 - 19:30 Cocktail Reception at Renaissance Hotel
19:30 - 22:00 GALA DINNER at Renaissance Hotel


TUESDAY, MAY 30 2017

Solvay Library, Brussels

09:00-10:15 Plenary Session IV
  • Chair: Ursula Nelles, Former Rector, University of Munster 
  • Carmen Vela,  State Secretary for Research, Development and Innovation, Spain
  • Leopold Demiddeleer, Managing Director & Founder chez TechBridgeOne s.p.r.l. 
  • Sijbolt Noorda, President, Magna Charta Observatory
10:15 - 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:45 Roundtable III: Empowering and Encouraging Women Academics: What works & What does not?
  • Chair: Carmen Fenoll, Former Vice Rector, University of Castilla-La Mancha
  • Maren A. Jochimsen, Managing Director, Essen College of Gender Research, University of Duisburg-Essen & Brigitte Mühlenbruch, President, EPWS 
  • Gita Revalde, Former Rector, Ventspils University College 
  • Ramona Mihaila, Vice Rector, Dimitrie Cantemir Christian University
  • Ana M. González Ramos, Senior researcher, Open University of Catalonia & Beatriz Revelles Benavente, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Barcelona & Nora Räthzel, Senior Prof., University of Umea
  • Marja-Liisa Tenhunen, Former President, Centria University of Applied Sciences 
11:45- 12:45 Coffee Break
11:30-12:45 Roundtable IV: Best Practices & Lessons Drawn from the Experiences of Higher Education Networks 
  • Chair: Fanny M. Cheung, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Jacques Lanarès, Member of the UNICA Steering Committee
  • Stephan Kuster, Acting Director, Science Europe
  • Katrien Maes, Chief Policy Officer LERU   
  • David Bohmert, Secretary General, CESAER 
12:45 - 13:30 CONCLUSIONS
  • Chair: Gulsun Saglamer, President, EWORA & Former Rector, Istanbul Technical University 
  • EWORA BoD Members: 
  • Christina Ullenius, Former Rector, Karlstad University 
  • Helena Nazare, Former Rector, University of Aveiro
  • Krista Varantola, Vice President, EWORA & Former Rector, University of Tampere 
  • Kristin Ingólfsdóttir,  Former Rector, University of Iceland 
  • Ursula Nelles, Former Rector, University of Münster 
  • Carmen Fenoll, Former Vice Rector, University of Castilla-La Mancha
13:30 - 14:30 Lunch