EUA webinar series – A new ERA for universities (IV)

The next webinar in the European University Association’s series “A new ERA for universities” will explore the European Research Area’s fifth action, on promoting gender equality and fostering inclusiveness. It will be held on 6 March 2024 from 10.00 to 11.30 CET.

Action 5 aims to address the persisting gender inequalities in the R&I system across Europe, in line with the Ljubljana Declaration on Gender Equality in R&I. For gender equality, the new ERA means most notably the development of inclusive gender equality plans with member states and stakeholders, building on Horizon Europe. This inclusiveness dimension aims to better tackle intersectionality, i.e. intersections between gender and other types of diversity. It also seeks to take into account inclusiveness at the geographical and sectorial levels. Together with a panel of experts, participants will have the opportunity to learn more about the implementation of activities related to action 5 and how they impact universities. They will also learn about synergies with other actions and potential next steps.


  • Anne Pepin, Gender Sector Team Leader, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission
  • Karin Gilland Lutz, Deputy Head of Office for Gender Equality and Diversity, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Kristina Ullgren, Equal Opportunities Coordinator, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
  • Moderator: Kamila Kozirog, Policy Analyst, EUA

Registration for the webinar is free of charge and open to EUA members only. If you have already attended one of the webinars of the series, you do not need to register again. Please click here instead to access the online platform, and then click on the "add" button on the home page.

This event is the fourth of a series of webinars to demystify the new European Research Area (ERA). ERA is in the middle of its first Policy Agenda, with 17 ongoing ERA actions, and its next Policy Agenda is being shaped. In this context, what does ERA actually mean for universities? Why should university leaders care about ERA? And how can universities get involved nationally in shaping ERA? While the first webinar introduced the new ERA to EUA members, the series now turns to exploring the many ERA actions of high importance for universities and their future. The second webinar addressed action 4, on research careers, and the third webinar explored action 13, on the empowerment of universities.

The recordings of the first, second and third webinars of the series are now available. Please note that you can access them only if you have registered to at least one of the webinars.

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