CALIPER Capacity Building Training Completed

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The national training of the CALIPER project took place between the 1st and 10th of June 2020 as an online training of 4 sessions.

A total of 21 staff members (16 females and 5 males) from both academic and administrative departments of the Yaşar University participated in the training.

The one-day-and a half online training sessions were designed and carried out by Smart Venice,  the gender expert organization of the CALIPER consortium, to create a common knowledge base and a shared vocabulary on gender equality in research presenting and discussing problems at stake, policies, and potential interventions.

The learning objectives were focused on supporting the process of institutional change, aimed at addressing gender unbalances in recruitment, retention, career progression of researchers, and in decision making positions, and integrating a gender dimension in research content and gender-sensitive communication.

The approach was based on participatory methodologies and, although it was initially planned as a face to face setting, interaction and participation were highly fostered in the online version of the training too. This training has also allowed the participants to establish a collaborative group dynamic, setting the first steps of the project.

The overall impression of the participants was very positive. Participants expressed their satisfaction with the training content, methodologies used, and the expertise of the trainer.

More information about the project can be found here: https://caliper-project.eu/