The Young Academy of Europe participates in the Horizon 2020 project CALIPER. The goal of this project is to support 7 Research Performing Organisations (RPOs) and 2 Research Funding Organisations (RFOs) across Europe to design, implement, evaluate and expand Gender Equality Plans (GEPs). CALIPER will stimulate the dialogue and collaboration between academia, public authorities, professionals, and industry players in order to tackle gender inequalities across the research- transfer-to-market pipeline.

Being a Member of CALIPER Consortium, YAE seeks to foster internal procedures that are going to result in tailored gender equality policies and sustainable structural changes in favour of a gender balanced and competent environment. The Organisation is projected to assess the current conditions regarding gender issues and work on creating a GEP to introduce specific steps towards enhancing female researchers’ role. YAE is the member of CALIPER who leads the communication with the academic network across Europe to spread information about the project accomplishments and to facilitate the engagement of those interested with the project activities.

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CALIPER role model interview with Professor Ivana Podnar Žarko

The second role model interview features Professor Ivana Podnar Žarko from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing at Univeristy of Zagreb. The full interview can be found here

CALIPER role model interview with Professor Moniek Tromp 

The YAE is producing promotional videos within the CALIPER project to raise awareness and generate debate about the gender inequality issues in STEM fields. The interviewees are female role models, whose remarkable personalities, achievements, and positive stories can encourage other women, especially young girls, to become engaged with research and innovation. We recently had the pleasure to interview Prof. Moniek Tromp (YAE Vice-Chair). In this interview, Moniek talks about her work in various gender-related projects, among other topics. We kindly invite you to watch the interview, which is featured on the CALIPER website

CALIPER newsletter

The CALIPER Newsletter is designed to keep you updated about CALIPER’s important newsresults and further steps every six months. You can subscribe for the newsletter here.

Download leaflet promoting the CALIPER project here.