100 Women against Stereotypes - Online Platform

On the 3rd of November 2016, the Project "100 Women against Stereotypes" will be officially presented in Genoa in the framework of the Science Festival. The Centre GENDERS is technical partner in the Project which has been promoted by the female journalists association Gi.U.Li.A and the Media Research Pavia Observatory in collaboration with Wikimedia and with the support of Fondazione Bracco and the European Commission Representation in Italy.

"100 Women against Stereotypes" is an online platform which gathers the Cvs and contacts of 100 outstanding female scholars and experts in the STEM fields. The platform adresses journalists and communication experts with the aim of promoting female scientists visibility and fighting their under-representation in the media.

The official presentation of the Project will be attended by Daniela Falcinelli, member of the Project Scientific Committee and STAGES Coordinator at UMIL, Claudia Sorlini, STAGES Scientific Responsible (2010-2013) and Luisa Torsi, STAGES National Committee.

Here is the link to the Platform (in Italian only):

Madrid - Engendering Habitat III Conference.

On the 4-6 October, Daniela Falcinelli, Coordinator of the STAGES Project at UMIL and Elena Del Giorgio, STAGES Core Team, will attend the International Conference Engendering Habitat III: Facing the Global Challenges in Cities, Climate Change and Transport presenting a paper titled "Carrying on Change: from Implementation to Sustainability. The STAGES Project at the University of Milan". The Conference, organised by GenderSTE - Science Technology, Environment, will take place in Madrid.

Here the full programme of the Conference:

9th Biennial Gender, Work and Organisation Conference

On the 30th of June 2016 at the Keele University (UK), Camilla Gaiaschi will present a paper titled "The Gender Pay Gap among Physicians in Italy: same Job, different Earnings" during the 9th Biennal "Gender, Work and Organisation" Conference. In the presentation part of the results of the Research on Medical Careers (STAGES Action Plan) will be discussed.

Seminar - Medical Careers at the Policlinico San Donato Hospital

On the 13th of June 2016, Camilla Gaiaschi will present the results of the research on medical careers included in the STAGES Action Plan at the Hospital Policlinico San Donato. The open seminar is titled "Medical careers at the Policlinico San Donato. Presentation of the results of the research on physicians' career trajectories."

Start of the Courses on Gender Medicine to students


On the 7th of April, the STAGES Team and the Centre GENDERS - Gender and Equality in Research and Science will participate to the event STEM GIRLS: FUTURE CAREERS, co-organised with Fondazione Filarete in collaboration with Microsoft and Fondazione Cariplo and with the support of MIUR - Italian Ministry for Education, Universities and Research and the Department for Equal Opportunities - Presidency of the Council of Ministers.

Here the detailed program of the event:

Start of the Course "Equal Opportunities and Scientific Careers"

The 2015/2016 edition of the Course "Equal Opportunities and Scientific Careers" is starting!

The first lesson will take place on the 9th of March at 16:30 at the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

You can download the program of the Course and all the details here:

Bando Telethon per ricercatrici

Segnaliamo il Bando Telethon relativo a 3 premi in denaro destinati a ricercatrici, che lavorano in Italia, che abbiano presentato le migliori ricerche scientifiche e tecnologiche nel campo biomedico-farmaceutico.

Qui tutte le informazioni:

The STAGES Guidelines available online!

The STAGES Guidelines are now available online!

The Guidelines aim at providing new insights about the actual implementation process of gender equality-oriented projects in scientific institutions. Practice-based and written in an accessible way, they look in depth at implementation issues based on experience in five different institutional settings.

They are thus a precious tool for people working in scientific organisations and willing to promote programmes or initiatives on and for gender equality in science.

Here you can read them:

Brussels - STAGES Final Conference

The STAGES Final Conference will take place on the 3rd of December in Brussels.

During the Conference the main results of the Project and the STAGES Guidelines will be presented.

Here the program of the event:

Medical Careers at Policlinico Hospital - Presentation of the results of the research on medical careers

The results of the research on gender inequalities in medical careers at the Policlinico Hospital carried out in the framework of the STAGES Project by Phd Candidate Camilla Gaiaschi will be presented on the 23th of November at the Aula Magna of the Mangiagalli Clinic - Policlinico Hospital.

Please, find the details of the event in the program:

Presentation of the STAGES GUIDELINES

Here we go! The STAGES Project Guidelines will be officially presented on the 19th of October, 9:00 -13:00, during the event “GENDER AND SCIENCE IN RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS: PROMOTING INNOVATION. Presentation of the STAGES Project Guidelines” which will take place at the University of Milan, Napoleonica Room, Via Sant’Antonio, 12.

The Guidelines have been drawn out of the experience of five action plans implemented starting from 2012 within different institutional contexts and represent a precious tool in which ideas and examples of actions are gathered and presented in a synthetic and accessible way.

Several international speakers from EIGE - European Institute for Gender Equality, LERU - League of European Research Universities and other European universities will intervene during the event.

Participants will receive a copy of the Guidelines in a USB pen drive.

Simultaneous translation (English-Italian, Italian-English) will be available.

Please find attached the program of the event with all details.

SAVE THE DATE - 19th of October - Presentation of the Final STAGES Guidelines

The official presentation of the Final STAGES Guidelines is coming!

The event will take place on the 19th of October, 09:30 - 13:00, at University of Milan, Sala Napoleonica, Via Sant'Antonio 12.

We will discuss together with international experts about structural change, genderisation of the contents and methods of scientific research and of scientific careers from a gender perspective.

The final program will be available soon!

Stay tuned!

EXPO2015 - The role of Nutrition in future Health: the Gender Challenge

EXPO site - Swiss Pavillon 8th July 2015 from 2:30 until 4:00 p.m

Health is a pre-condition as well as an outcome of all three dimensions of sustainable development
(environmental, social and economic). Human health is directly affected by environmental degradation
and climate change, undermining the right to health. Promoting universal access to health care and
healthy environments (including water and sanitation, clean air, etc.) can significantly minimize these
impacts. Food and nutrition insecurity and ill health are associated with poverty and gender inequality: 60
percent of chronically hungry people are women and girls. Furthermore, globally and with few exceptions,
rural women fare worse than rural men and urban women and men for every indicator for which data are
We will talk about this with:
Ilaria Capua, Director, Division of Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Istituto Zooprofilattico delle Venezie; Member of the Italian Parliament; Vice President of Culture, Science and Education Commission,
Kathleen Sebelius, Former Secretary of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC
Nicola Bedlington, Secretary General European Patients Forum, Brussels
Vera Regitz-Zagrosek, Director of the Institute of Gender in Medicine, Berlin
Linda Douglass, Media Professional, Wife of the US Ambassador to Italy, Rome

Gender medicine: a tailored medicine for everyone's needs

The event, organised in collaboration with Lombardia Region, will take place on the 18th of June at Palazzo  Lombardia (Auditorium Testori) – Piazza Città di Lombardia, 1 – Milan. Participation is free. Registrations are open until the 9th of June.

Download the full program and information about the logistic and ECM credits:

Research, Innovation and Technology: Gendering the Triple Helix

On Friday, the 29th of May, at 10.30, Prof. Henry Etzkowitz will give a talk titled “Research, Innovation and Technology: Gendering the Triple Helix” at the Faculty of Social, Economic and Political Sciences – Sala Lauree - Via Conservatorio, 7 – Milan.

The event is organized in the framework of the STAGES Project in collaboration with the Triple Helix Association ( ) and the NASP – Network for the Advancement of Social and Political Studies ( )

Download the Program:

Milan Politecnico - Che genere di ricercatore?

The Seminar "Che genere di ricercatore?", organised by Unique Committee of Guarantee for equal opportunities, enhancement of the welfare of workers and anti-discrimination ( CUG ) of the Politecnico di Milano, will take place on the 21st of April 2015 (h 13:00, Room IV Campus Leonardo. During the seminar, data on female presence in academic research in the STEM fields will be presented and the reasons for the low rate of women in top positions will be discussed.

Daniela Falcinelli, Coordinator of the STAGES Project at UMIL will hold a presentation titled "The dynamics of hiring and carrer progression from a gender perspective: experiences from and action within the STAGES Project".

Please find below the program of the seminar:

Rome - First meeting among structural change projects

The First meeting among structutal change projects, organised in the framework of the Project TRIGGER - TRansforming Institutions by Gendering contents and Gaining Equality in Research, will take place on the 14th of April in Rome.

Daniela Falcinelli, Coordinator of the STAGES Project at UMIL, will held a presentation titled "Designing gender equality initiatives for researchers by researchers: reversing the practice".

Here you can download the program:

The Course "Equal Opportunities and Scientific Careers" is starting!

The Optional Course "Equal Opportunities and Scientific Careers" (Action of the STAGES Action Plan) is starting!

The Course is based at Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences but is open also to students of the other UMIL’s Degrees. It aims to provide participants with multidisciplinary insights, conceptual tools and examples of good practices in the field of equal opportunities and gender studies, with a particular  focus on gender relations, ‘gendered’ contents and career paths in Science.

The 24 hours course grants the recognition of 3 credits.

Here you can download the Program:

Claudia Sorlini awarded by the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic

The STAGES Team whishes to congratulate Claudia Sorlini on the prestigious award by the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic she received yesterday, on the International Women's Day, from the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella.

Full Professor in Microbiology at the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, first woman Dean of Faculty in UMIL's history, Claudia Sorlini is currently member of the International Board of WE-Women For Expo and President of EXPO 2015 Scientific Committee.

She was STAGES Scientific Responsible from January 2012 to December 2014 and she continues to support the projects' activities.

For her invaluable work and committment in the fields of agriculture and equal opportunities, we express our deepest gratitude and, again, our warmest congratulations!

Ravenstein - STAGES-EGERA Co-event

The STAGES-EGERA co-event will take place on 2 & 3 March 2015 in Ravestein. It will be hosted by the Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands. The event aims at bringing together academics, university managers, HR staff, diversity officers and other stakeholders involved in achieving structural change toward gender equality in academia. Elena Del Giorgio, member of the UMIL's STAGES Core Team will hold a presentation on gender in curricula.

To know more about the EGERA Project:

Here you can download the program:


The 9th National Conference of the Italian Association "Women and Science" will take place from the 12th to the 14th of September in Trento. The Conference, titled "Science, Gender and Society: Where Do We Stand?" has been organised in collaboration with the Trento Province, the Bruno Kessler Foundation, the Trento Science Museum (MUSE) and the University of Trento.

Elena Del Giorgio, member of the STAGES Core Team, will talk about the STAGES Action Plan and the resistances which can be encountered in implementing structural change processes.

Here the programme of the conference (in Italian):

PISA - Gender and Science: Female Knowledge and Careers in the 'European Horizon'

Daniela Falcinelli, Coordinator of the STAGES Project at UMIL, will present the UMIL's STAGES Action Plan during a conference organised in Pisa the framework of the TRIGGER Project -

The Conference will take place on the 29th and the 30th of September 2014.

Here the programme of the Conference (in Italian):


The public event “Too Pretty to Get the Nobel Prize? The Other half of Science”, organized by the STAGES project and the Interdepartmental Centre “Women and Gender Differences”, will take place on the 24th of September, at 17:00, at the University of Milan, Sala Napoleonica, Via Sant’Antonio 10. The initiative is part of a series of events called “Women’s Time” launched by the Corriere della Sera Foundation. Women’s Time presents over 50 initiatives organized in Milan universities, high schools, theaters, cinemas, libraries etc. addressing women and gender issues in many domains and from different perspectives.

“Too Pretty to get the Nobel Prize?” focuses on the topic Women & Science. The event will be opened by Chiara Tonelli – Pro Rector for Research, University of Milan – and by Luisa Maria Leonini – Director of the Interdepartmental Centre Women and Gender Differences.

The institutional greetings will be followed by the theatre play “Photograph 51” by Elena Pugliese on the life and research of Rosalind Franklin.

The initiative will continue with a debate on women in scientific careers having as keynote speakers Prof. Luisa Torsi, Full Professor in Chemistry at the University of Bari and Role Model for the European Commission and Adriana Maggi, Full Professor in Pharmacology at the University of Milan and ERC Advanced Grant Winner.

To know more about “Women’s Time”:

Download the programme of ”Too Pretty to Get the Nobel Prize”:

Gender Medicine: Comparing Experiences between Lombardia and Europe

The workshop is co-organised by Lombardia Region, University of Milan - STAGES Project and Eupolis. It will take place on the 13th of June at Lombardia Region. Please find all the details in the below programme

The agenda of the STAGES workshop

"Gender and science. Advancements and resistances in fighting structural inequality", Brussels, March 25th, 2014

Conference Espace Montepaschi 22-28, Avenue d'Auderghem

Draft Agenda

8,30 Welcoming coffee and registration

9.00 Opening speeches
- Michele Palma, General Director, DPO
- Gilles Laroche, Head, Unit Gender and Ethics, DG Research and Innovation

9.30 First session Negotiating change in five research institution:
the STAGES experience at mid-term
Chair: Caroline Bélan-Ménagier, MIPADI, French Ministry of research
- Daniela Falcinelli, University of Milan, Italy
- Jürgen Wilke, Fraunhofer-IAO, Stuttgart, Germany
- Evanthia Kalpazidou Schmidt, University of Aarhus, Denmark
- Doina Balahur, A.I. Cuza University of Iasi, Romania
- Inge Bleijenbergh, Radboud University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
- Marina Cacace, ASDO, Italy
o Discussion

11.30 Coffee break

11.50 Second session Dialogue on structural change
(parallel debate - « café scientifique »)
Chair: Viviane Willis-Mazzichi, DG Research and Innovation Head of Sector
"Gender", Unit Gender and Ethics (tbc)
- Uduak Archibong, Genovate Project, Bradford University, UK
- Silvana Badaloni, Padua University, Italy and
Yvonne Pourrat, ECEPIE, France, Gender Time Project
- Pat O'Connor, FESTA Project, University of Dublin, Ireland
- Anne Pépin, Integer Project, CNRS, France
- Flavia Zucco, Donne e scienza, and Barbara De Micheli,
Fondazione Brodolini, GenisLab Project, Italy
o Discussion

13.30 Lunch
14.30 Lecture
- Virginia Valian, CUNY, New York, USA

15.00 Roundtable
Chair: Inés Sanchez de Madariaga, UMYC, Spanish Ministry of Economy
- Jadranka Gvozdanovic, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Germany
- Alice Hogan, founding director of the ADVANCE projects at the NSF,
United States, member of the International Board of Scientific Advisors,
STAGES Project
- Claudine Hermann , EPWS, France
- Katrien Maes, Chief Policy Officer, League of European Research
Universities (LERU)
- Paul Walton, University of York, UK
o Discussion

16.30 Conclusions

Brussels - Science with and for Society 2014

The Networking event of Science with and for Society is organized by, the network of National Contact Points for Science in Society, in cooperation with the European Commission

MCE Conference Centre,
Rue de l'Aqueduc 118,
1050 Brussels

Start of the Optional Course "Equal Opportunities and Scientific Careers"

Workshop: ERC Grants - Projects Evaluation: Criteria, Advices, Experiences

Milan - CUG: An Effective Tool for Health and Well Being Promotion

The project "Network CUG" will be presented on Wednesday 21st of May at Lombardia Region. The project, launched by the Health Directorate-General, aims at fostering coordination and mutual support among the different CUGs - Joint Committes for Equal Opportunities, Well being and against Discrimination on the Workplace active in the structures of the Regional Health System (Hospitals, ASL, IRCCS).

During the initiative, the Rector of the University of Milan will give a talk on gender medicine in university curricula.

See the program attached (Italian version)