In the pursuit of academic excellence and societal progress, universities and research institutes around the world are increasingly recognizing the importance of fostering inclusivity and breaking down barriers.
International Women's Day, celebrated on 8 March, is an occasion for an even louder reminder of the importance of gender equality in building the prosperity and well-being of societies.
Community of Practice for Gender Equality in Central and Eastern Europe supports all actions taken to fight for a more friendly academia. In February we joined the #SafeAcademia campaign on Twitter, initialized within the GENDERACTIONplus project.
In November, Lithuanian members of our community co-organised a very interesting international conference entitled Gender studies and activism 2022: (Re-/de-/-?) institutionalization in changing realities.
During the November meeting of our Community of Practice, Jan Galkowski from the University of Rzeszow was talking about the educational component of gender equality plans (GEPs) prepared and implemented by Polish higher education institutions (HEIs).
As members of the Gender Equality in Central and Eastern Europe Community of Practice, we contribute to numerous scientific conferences and other events by presenting our research conducted within the framework of various projects.
In the autumn of 2022, the GEinCEE Community of Practice was expanded by the addition of two Polish institutions that signed the Memorandum of Understanding: the University of Rzeszów and the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
Over the spring and summer months, as the GEinCEE Community of Practice we hosted (and of course participated in!) several online meetings/webinars. Delving into the topic of university sustainability and preparing gender equality plans in Czechia and Slovenia has been thrilling!
Author: Anna M. Górska, PhD (GEP project co-leader)
This year’s spring and early summer were a fruitful time for the renewed Community of Practice for Gender Equality in Central and Eastern Europe. Elections for the Steering Committee were held in March.