Next year’s meeting will be the final Meeting for the Baltic Gender Mentoring Program. As integral part of the second round, all mentees in the second program round will come together at the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde.
17 women from GEOMAR, CAU and Kiel UAS took part at the self-defense and assertiveness training at CAU, Kiel. The female participants learned useful tools for prevention, assertiveness and self-defense with exercises to train mental and physical strengths.
The next workshop on “border violations in academia – How to deal with and prevent sexualized violations” will take place on 28th November.
Fourth annual meeting of Baltic Gender was held in Klaipeda, Lithuania, on the 14th and 15th of May 2019. The focus of the meeting was the implementation and sustainability of Gender Equality Plans in the eight scientific institutions.
Marine Science and Technology is traditionally a male-dominated field, with a significant lack of women in leadership positions. Therefore, there is an urgent need for change. Baltic Gender responds to the need of harvesting the whole capacity of men and women alike at all levels of research and in the technology teams to tackle the various challenges lying ahead in the marine environment.
Baltic Gender is an EU-funded project that brings together eight scientific institutions in five countries around the Baltic Sea to work on reducing gender inequalities in Marine Science and Technology. The project has been funded for 4 years, starting on the 1st of September 2016, by the HORIZON 2020 programme under the call for promoting “Gender Equality in Research and Innovation” and the topic of “Support to research organisations to implement gender equality plans” (GERI-4-2015). This topic is funded in 2016-2017 under SwafS call.
Acting as a platform for the exchange of institutional practices and the transfer of knowledge between the consortium partners, Baltic Gender will work towards the establishment and implementation of Gender Equality Plans in its partner institutions. These plans play an important role in committing institutions to long-term approaches, realistic targets and concrete measures. The project will also establish practical schemes and innovative strategies that promote gender equality.
Specific aims of the project are as following:
- to promote gender-balanced career advancement in Marine Science and Technology,
- to establish strategies for promoting a family-friendly working culture,
- to identify meaningful and effective structural changes in the partner institutions leading to an improvement of gender equality,
- to develop methodologies for the enactment of gender-sensitive marine research,
- to build competence and skills in gender sensitive teaching methods,
- to initiate gender focused training and mentoring in or across all partner institutions,
- to develop recommendations to guide the implementation of Gender Equality Plans.
Baltic Gender Coordination Office
GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
Marine Meteorology, (West Shore Campus)
Düsternbrooker Weg 20, Room B050
D-24105 Kiel, Germany
Project manager: Dr. Başak Kısakürek Ibsen
phone: +49 431 600-4056