“Gender Diversity Across Europe – Devising Solutions from Interdisciplinary & Intersectoral Perspectives”
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Gender Diversity Across Europe – Devising Solutions from Interdisciplinary & Intersectoral Perspectives (Conference in Bern, Switzerland, June 12-14, 2024)
The European Research and Training Network G-VERSITY – Achieving Gender Diversity is an interdisciplinary and intersectoral research and training network funded by the European Commission. G-VERSITY aims at fostering new kinds of expertise needed to achieve a more balanced representation of women and men as well as of sexual and gender minority (SGM) groups in professions and positions in which these groups historically have been underrepresented. The network started in 2021 and has involved research groups from psychology, education, management, business administration, media and communication studies, as well as non-academic partners related to these topics.
The capstone G-VERSITY conference aims for an exchange of the most recent theoretical and practical insights about how to attain gender diversity. The conference is structured around four topics that have been central to the G-VERSITY project:
- Gendered pathways and career choices
- Gender diversity at work
- Intersectional and postcolonial perspectives on gender and race
- Research beyond the gender binary and heteronormativity
We invite practitioners, junior, and senior researchers to engage in a dialogue on gender diversity solutions and evidence-based interventions. The two-day conference is organized in symposia and poster sessions, including time for integrative discussions and plans for future collaborations.
Participants who want to present their research are invited to submit an abstract of 2500 characters maximum to the conference webpage by January 31, 2024.
The submission abstract should include information about the research question, underlying theory, methods, results, and discussion including recommendations for practice. We particularly value empirical, cross-cultural, interdisciplinary, and multi-method submissions. We encourage symposia with a participatory, interactive format involving the audience, including but not limited to “ignite” talks, round table settings, or visual methods. Notification of acceptance will be communicated via email in February 2024.
The registration fee is 150 CHF (Swiss Francs) for practitioners and faculty members and 100 CHF (Swiss Francs) for postdoc and PhD students. Please note that the fee includes food and drinks at coffee breaks and lunch buffets; transport and accommodation costs are not covered.
If you have further questions or inquiries, please contact us at conference email.
For all enquiries concerning the G-VERSITY conference, please contact:
The G-VERSITY network members are looking forward to seeing you in Bern!
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The title and authors’ names and affiliations should be at the top of the poster. All text should be large enough to be read from a distance of about 1.5 m. The size of the poster should be A0 (841 mm by 1189 mm).
Please leave the general abstract box blank. The individual abstracts should include information about the research question, underlying theories, methods, results, and discussion, including recommendations for practice. Max. 2500 characters in total.
Each symposium will be 90 minutes long and include 4-6 speakers. It will be moderated by the organizer/s; please dedicate enough time for discussions.
The general abstract should include the overall aim of the symposium and describe how the individual presentations fit the symposium. The individual abstracts (4-6 sections) should include information about the research question, underlying theories, methods, results, and discussion, including recommendations for practice. Max. 15000 characters in total.
The submission should include a general abstract (max. 2500 characters) and individual abstracts for each presentation (max. 2500 characters). The general abstract should include the overall aim of the symposium and describe how the individual presentations fit together; the individual abstracts should include information about the research question, underlying theory, methods, results, and discussion including recommendations for practice.
Sabine Sczesny, University of Bern (G-VERSITY coordinator)
Sylvie Graf, Institute of Psychology of the Czech Academy of Sciences (conference organizer)
Marie Gustafsson Sendén, Stockholm University (conference organizer)
Yvonne Benschop & Inge Bleijenbergh, Radboud University
Andrea Carnaghi, University of Trieste
Peter Hegarty, Open University
Margreth Lünenborg & Carola Richter, Freie Universität Berlin
Katariina Salmela-Aro, University of Helsinki
Harriet Tenenbaum, University of Surrey