04 September 2018, Workshop on “Gendered Innovations in Science and Engineering”, Kiel

Prof. Londa Schiebinger from Stanford University will introduce several case studies on how gender analysis can profoundly enhance human knowledge in the areas of science, medicine and engineering. Participants will explore how gender analysis may be applicable to shaping their research questions  in marine research.

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01 August 2018 - 31 July 2020,  Mentoring

The second round of the Baltic Gender Mentoring Scheme is dedicated to early career female marine scientists (holding a doctoral degree for less than 4 years) and engineers (having their highest degree for less than 4 years), who are employed at the participating institutions. The scheme starts in August 2018 and will continue for 2 years providing each successful mentee with financial support (3.000 €), e.g. for conference or/and publication fees, travel costs to mentor and professional training courses. The deadline for applications is 01.06.2018. Please see the flyer for more information.


14-15 June 2018, Workshop on "Gender Equality and Gender-Conscious Teaching in Science“, Kiel

This workshop will bring together lecturers (teaching staff) in marine or natural sciences at the partner institutions for examining methods for the integration of the gender perspective into teaching content, didactics, and materials. The participants will take a look at the various effects of gender and gender inequality on the students and professionals in academia.

A description of the workshop and information on the instructor, Pia Garske, can be found here. The workshop has three main objectives:

1) to deepen the understanding of how gender plays a role in academic teaching; 2) to learn what methods and tools can be used for gender-sensitive teaching; 3) to create a network of gender-sensitive teaching staff from the partner institutions.


© Frederike Coring

30-31 May 2018, Annual meeting, Tallinn

The next annual meeting of Baltic Gender will be held in Tallinn, Estonia, on the 30th and 31st of May. On the first day of the meeting, the discussion will mainly focus on recommendations from the project regarding the implementation of the GEPs. On the second day, the developments in each workpackage will be presented and discussed.


29 May 2018, Workshop on “Methods and test cases to include gender aspects in marine research”, Tallinn

The workshop will provide a space for the discussions over the methods of gender analysis for marine science and technology. The participants are the Baltic Gender partners and advisory board members. The objectives of this workshop are to act as the first common discussion ground for the development of a method protocol and to specify the testing strategies to be followed in the participating institutions.


16−17 April 2018, 1st Mentoring Meeting, Rostock

This meeting brought together the participants of the first round of the Baltic Gender Mentoring Scheme. For the mentees, it was the first opportunity to meet and get to know each other. As the meeting was open to the mentors as well, two mentors followed the invitation to take part in the workshops offered during the two days of the meeting. The main purpose was to enable the exchange between the participants and to provide basic knowledge on gender and diversity. Therefore, this year's event centered on a workshop on gender in research complemented by a science coaching. A guided tour through the scientific exhibition and Günter Grass exhibits of the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Science rounded off the event.


03 April 2018, Course on "How to understand and promote gender equality in the organization", Tallinn

The training course, led by Ülle-Marike Papp and Riina Kütt, was attended by the high and middle management as well as the leaders at UT-EMI. The following topics were covered:

  • ABC of gender equality
  • Gender issues in science (history, scientific studies and surveys, and emphasis).
  • Gender issues in the organization.
  • Gender Equality Plan (analysis, planning, implementation, monitoring, factors of success, obstacles). 
  • Mapping the situation, identifying priorities.
  • Useful materials for dealing with gender issues within the organization.

26-28 February 2018, Course on "Gender and leadership", Lund 

The course was led by the Barefoot Thinking Company Ltd with the aim of training female and male scientists from the partner organisations of Baltic Gender in leadership measures and at the same time raising awareness of the current gender structures within and among the organisations. The modules included unconscious bias, thinking styles, how to give feedback and the value of active listening, communication challenges and strategic thinking. With twenty-four participants from the partner organizations participating, the venue was full of energy during the discussions. The take-home message of the course is that awareness and leadership are intermixed and we can all improve.


04 September 2017 - 05 November 2017 Creative Contest for Youth (ages 14-18)

Baltic Gender recieved 29 artworks submissions (youth of age 14-18) for the Youth Creative Contest designed to urge the youth to develop an understanding of gender issues related to marine science and technology. The title of the contest was Insight into women in Marine Science and Technology

The authors of the best three artworks are announced here.

Contest posters English, Estonian, Finish, German, Lithuanian and Swedish.  Links for Official Contest Rules and Parental consent form


  © Šmitaitė Ieva

01 October 2017 - 30 September 2019,  Mentoring

The first round of the Baltic Gender Mentoring Scheme is dedicated to early career female marine scientists (holding a doctoral degree for less than 4 years) and engineers (having their highest degree for less than 4 years), who are employed at the participating institutions. The first round started in October 2017 and will continue for 2 years providing each successful mentee with financial support (3.000 €), e.g. for conference or/and publication fees, travel costs to mentor and professional training courses.

Mentees and mentors will get together during a first meeting to be held on the 16-17 April 2018 at the IOW, Warnemünde. The agenda of this meeting includes a training on gender competence for the mentees and mentors, provided by Katrien Van der Heyden (NESMA Consulting bvba), and a career-coaching module for mentees, provided by Stephanie von Neuhoff and Holger von Neuhoff (


30 May - 01 June 2017, Annual meeting, Helsinki

The annual meeting of Baltic Gender was held in the SYKE premises in Helsinki between the 30th of May and 1st of June 2017. On the first day, the consortium members received a training (by Yellow Window) on setting up, implementing, monitoring and evaluating Gender Equality Plans. On the last two days, the consortium had discussions on various aspects of how GEPs will be implemented in the partner organizations.

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06 - 07 October 2016, Kick-off meeting, Kiel

The kick-off meeting of Baltic Gender took place on the 6th and 7th of October at GEOMAR in Kiel, Germany. Eight partner institutions in five countries around the Baltic Sea came together to discuss the start of their work programme. The last day was dedicated to a training on “gender in research context” given by Yellow Window.

The project will run for 4 years, in which project partners will hold virtual meetings every second month and meet annually to discuss the implementation their work programme in person.