GENDER-NET Plus Final Dissemination Conference – February 13-14, 2023

GENDER-NET Plus Final Dissemination Conference: Promoting and implementing the sex and gender dimension into research

The H2020 GENDER-NET Plus project, launched in 2017, is drawing to a close. A Final Dissemination Conference will take place on February 13th and 14th, 2023, in Brussels. The event will be streamed online.

The aim of the conference is to share the results of the 13 transnational research projects co-funded in the frame of the GENDER-NET Plus project. Those research projects tackle pressing societal challenges (e.g. health and ageing, gender-based violence, climate change) and all adopted a sex, gender or intersectional perspective on their research topic. Read more about the projects’ topics here : It is also an opportunity to present the achievements of the joint activities undertaken by the members of the GENDER-NET Plus consortium. 

Representatives from research producing and research funding organizations, from national ministries and from the innovation sector will take part in panels discussion to discuss the socio-economic impact of the research outcomes. 

Registration is free but mandatory to follow the conference online.

The conference will be recorded and the videos will be made available on our website.


Moderator of the conference: Florence Ranson


12:30-13:00: Welcome – coffee (for on-site participants)

13:00-13-10: Opening words – Alain Mermet (Director of the CNRS Brussels Office)

GENDER-NET Plus Consortium: results and achievements of joint activities and future perspectives

13:10-13:25: Elisabeth Kohler (CNRS’ Gender Equality Unit, coordinator of GENDER-NET Plus): Presentation of the GENDER-NET Plus project and its achievements

13:25-13:45: Lydia González Orta (Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology – FECYT – Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation – MICINN, GENDER-NET Plus partner): Integrating the gender dimension in research content: existing national/ regional initiatives, and GENDER-NET Plus monitoring indicators

13:45-14:05: Ingeborg W. Owesen (Research Council of Norway, RCN – GENDER-NET Plus partner): Promoting gender equality and structural change: national/regional initiatives and innovative measures

14:05-14:25: Richard Osterberg & Kenth Hermansson (Swedish Research Council, SRC – GENDER-NET Plus partner): Promoting gender equality in research funding

14:25-14:40: Chloé Mour (CNRS, coordinator of GENDER-NET Plus) and representatives of the GENDER-NET Plus research projects – Marja Aartsen
(Oslo Metropolitan University); José M. Armengol (University of
Castilla-La Mancha); Susan Phillips (Queen’s University): Achievements of the GENDER-NET Plus scientific community and next steps

14:40-15:00: Coffee break

SESSION 1: Improving care for the ones in context of vulnerability

15:00-15:20: FutureGEN project “Evolving gender differences in health & care across cohorts” – results presentation – Susan Phillips, Queen’s University, Canada

15:20-15:40: GENPATH project “A life course perspective on the GENdered PATHways of social exclusion in later life, and its consequences for health and wellbeing” – results presentation – Marja Aartsen, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway 

15:40-16:00: GenderARP project “Addiction, Health Risks and Recovery in Context of Social Precarity: How to Better Address Complex Needs Taking into Account Gender and Life Stages” – results presentation – Karine Bertrand, Sherbooke University, Canada; Marie Jauffret-Roustide, Inserm, France; André Lemaitre, Liege University, Belgium; Abdelhakim Missoum, Sherbooke University, Canada

16:00-16:20: RHCforFGC project “Respective Health Care for women and girls experiencing Female Genital Cutting / Mutilation” – results presentation – Armelle Andro, Université Paris 1, France; Birgitta Essén, Uppsala University, Sweden; Sarah O’Neill, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgique; Bilkis Vissandjée, Montreal University, Canada

16:20-17.00: Session 1 – Q&A with FutureGEN, GENPATH, GenderARP, RHCforFGC representatives

17.00-17:15: Coffee break

SESSION 2: Building policies against gender-based violence

17:15-17:35: GBV-MIG project “Violence against women migrants and refugees: Analyzing causes and effective policy response” – results presentation – Jane Freedman, Paris VIII University, France

17:35-17:55: PositivMasc project “Masculinities and violence against women among young people- Identifying discourses and developing strategies for change using a mixed method approach” – results presentation – Mariano Salazar Torres, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

17:55-18:15: Session 2 – Q&A with GBV-MIG, PositivMasc representatives

18:15-19.00: Panel discussion about Session 1 and Session 2


Juliette Mauro, President of Femtech France

Anna-Liisa Uisk, Advisor at the Ministry of Justice of Estonia

Suzanne Walker, Senior Executive Officer, Centre of Excellence for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Higher Education Authority (Ireland)

19:00: Cocktail-Dinner & Networking (for on-site participants)


8:30-9:00: Welcome – coffee (for on-site participants)

SESSION 3: Unpacking the sex/gender dimension of health/medicine

9:00-9:20: GOING-FWD project “Gender Outcomes INternational Group: to Further Well-being Development” – results presentation – Louise Pilote, McGill University, Canada

9:20-9:40: iKASCADE project “Identifying Key Prescribing CASCADes in the Elderly: A Transnational Initiative on Drug Safety” – results presentation – Robin Mason, University of Toronto, Canada; Paula Rochon, University of Toronto, Canada; Rachel Savage, University of Toronto, Canada

9:40-10:00: G-DEFINER project “Gender difference in side effects of immunotherapy: a possible clue to optimize cancer treatment” – results presentation – Rosalba Miceli, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Italy

10:00-10:15: Coffee break

10:15-10:35TIGER project “The combined role of genetic and environmental risk factors in the gender-specific development of severe tinnitus” – results presentation – Christopher Cederroth, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

10:35-11:15: Session 3 Q&A with GOING-FWD, iKASCADE, G-DEFINER, TIGER representatives

11:15-12:00: Panel discussion about Session 3


Maren Jochimsen, Executive Committee Member European Platform of Women Scientists EPWS, Managing Director Essen College of Gender Research University of Duisburg-Essen, Co-founder Network Caring Economy

Dr. Angela Kaida, Scientific Director of the Institute of Gender and Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Ineke Klinge, President of the Dutch Society of Gender and Health, Rapporteur H2020 Gendered Innovations 2nd edition at European Commission DG Research& Innovation. 

12:00-13:00: Lunch

SESSION 4: Addressing gender roles

13:00-13:20: MASCAGE project “Gendering Age: Representations of Masculinities and Ageing in Contemporary European Literatures and Cinemas” – results presentation – José M. Armengol, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

13:20-13:40: SEQUAL project “Social-ecological relations and gender equality: Dynamics and processes for transformational change across scales” – results presentation – Grace Wong, Stockholm University, Sweden

13:40-14:00: GENRE project “Overcoming the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Gender Divide: A Cross-Cultural Perspective » – results presentation – Maura McAdam, Dublin City University, Ireland

14:00-14:30: Session 4 – Q&A with MASCAGE, SEQUAL, GENRE representatives

14:30-14:45: Coffee break

14:45-15:30: Closing panel discussion 


Cecilia Cabello, Director of European Policies at the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology

Patrick Flandrin, French Academy of Sciences, Senior CNRS Researcher, ENS-Lyon.

Karen N. Salt, Deputy Director, R&I System Diversity and Security, UK Research & Innovation

Gráinne Walshe, Assistant Director, Partnerships and Impact, HEA-IRC (Irish Research Council)

15:30-15h40: Closing words – Mathieu Arbogast (CNRS’ Gender Equality Unit)