26-28 February 2018, Leadership course, Lund

This leadership course will train female and male scientists from the partner organisations in leadership measures and at the same time raise the awareness of the current gender structures within and among the organisations. The idea is to train the future leaders of the partner organisations and, by raising the awareness now, to obtain gender balance in the future.  
The course will be led by the
 Barefoot Thinking Company Ltd. with a focus on: 1) how to influence others; 2) the power of giving and receiving constructive feedback; 3) how to plan for critical strategic communication challenges. 

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

Baltic Gender is accepting artwork submissions for a Youth Creative Contest designed to urge the youth to develop an understanding of gender issues related to marine science and technology. The theme is Insight into women in Marine Science and TechnologyYouth of age 14-18 from participating countries (Estonia, Finland, Germany, Lithuania and Sweden) are invited to send their creative interpretations (in the form of animation, illustration/poster, photography/photography essay, video/film) on this theme to baltic-gender@apc.ku.ltThe contest will stay open for submissions between the 4th of September and the 5th of November, 2017. The authors of the best three artworks will be awarded a prize of 500 EUR.

The contest posters are available in English, Estonian, Finish, German, Lithuanian and Swedish. For more information please download the Official Contest Rules or contact the contest organiser, Viktoria Vaitkeviciene:

Please note that a parental consent form should be submitted together with the art work by any minors (under 18 years of age)


01 October 2017 - 30 September 2019,  Mentoring

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 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. The deadline for applications was 01.07.2017. Please see the flyer below for more information.

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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 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.

Click here for the agenda.

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 the 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.