First GEARING-Roles Annual Conference On Recruitment, Retention and Career Progression of Women in Academia

SAVE THE DATE! Join us for our first annual conference, taking place on the 27th of November at the University of Lisbon in Portugal


GEARING-Roles is a four-year European Commission funded project that aims to increase gender equality in research institutions. The project is a strong multidisciplinary consortium of 10 European academic and non-academic partners that will design, implement, and evaluate 6 Gender Equality Plans (GEPs) following the steps described in the GEAR tool (define, plan, act and check). The objective of the project is to challenge and transform gender roles and identities linked to professional careers, and work towards real institutional change.

About the Conference

Recruitment, Retention and Career Progression of Women in Academia is the main topic under discussion in the first GEARING ROLES annual conference.

The conference seeks to stimulate active and reciprocal exchanges between our partners, sister projects, experts on gender equality, students, graduates, researchers, active stakeholders and policy makers.

We invite those interested in gender equality debates and practices in academia to join us at this exciting event.

Local Organizer: IGOT, Universidade de Lisboa


A Call for Posters

The goal of the GEARING-Roles project is to challenge and transform gender roles and identities. As part of our first annual conference we are issuing a call for posters to identify innovative initiatives supporting the promotion of women in STEM careers and fostering female vocations. In particular, we invite posters on the promotion of gender equality in research and innovation. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Events, research and other activities which showcase any work in advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics;
  • Ready-to-use guides on how to organize STEM summer camps, easily replicable by other partners at the local level;
  • Dissemination and Awareness Raising actions on showcasing the importance of the inclusion of women in STEM;
  • Innovative mentoring programs for women of different ethnicities and backgrounds; and
  • Activities aimed at improving networks and encouraging the exchange of good practices.

Posters should be vertically orientated; the maximum size is A2 (420mm x 594 mm). Posters will be accepted in the form of single, multiple related sheets or in digital format. Poster boards and materials for mounting paper posters will be provided.

Working language

The working language of the conference will be English but a small number of posters in Portuguese will be considered.

Deadline for submission is 30th October, 2019

Please send your abstracts to:

Getting there

The Conference will be held at the Student´s Academic Centre Caleidoscópio (

Jardim do Campo Grande, 1700-172, Lisboa, Portugal

The two closest metro stations are:

Campo Grande (green and yellow lines) and

Cidade Universitária (yellow line).

From the Cidade Universitária station, take the “Reitoria/Alameda da Universidade” exit. From here, it is a 15-20-min walk to the venue.

From the Campo Grande station, take the “Campo Grande” or “Museu da Cidade” exit. From here, it is a 5-10-min walk to the venue.

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