Working Group One

The working group (WG) brings together science managers and scientists from the region who engage in activities of their institutions to support gender equality measures, ethics guidelines and boards and related activities in and for the Western Balkans.

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It is led by Andjela Pepic from University of Banja Luka and co-chaired by Ildiko Ipoly from the European Science Foundation. The working group operates since the start of 2022 and aims to implement activities until 2024 and beyond. It is open to new members who are invited to express their interest via the following form:

The objectives of the WG include:

Understanding the state-of-play The WG aims to identify the level of involvement in Gender and Ethics related activities of research performing organisations (RPOs) in the region.

Exchanging experiences It aims to facilitate an exchange of experience related to the preparation, implementation, evaluation and monitoring of Gender Equality Plans (GEPs) which are mandatory for the participation in Horizon Europe).

Raising awareness We aim to raise awareness on the aspect of “gender-based violence” and sexual harassment in academic organisation. Furthermore, we discuss ethical issues in research and the processes to set institutional standards. We also aim to facilitate a “Gender Equality Podcast”

Proposing new ways of doing things We aim to discuss ethics governance for RRI in Higher Education and RPOs.

Additionally, the working group supports the collection of good practices via the following form and support communication about the working group’s activities.

For further questions feel free to get in touch with the group via wbc-rri@zsi.at or directly with the Chair andjela.pepic@unibl.org.

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Update on the activities of the Working Group 1 Gender and Ethics
Save the date: Hybrid event for Open Science and Open Access
First face-to-face Working Group meetings and current situation in the Western Balkan
Gender Equality Plans in the Western Balkans
Towards a European Certification Award Scheme for Gender Equality in Research: Key Findings of the CASPER Project
Call for Submission of Good Practices in RRI
Establishing WBC-RRI.NET working groups: You are invited to join!
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Update on the activities of the Working Group 1 Gender and Ethics
Save the date: Hybrid event for Open Science and Open Access
First face-to-face Working Group meetings and current situation in the Western Balkan
Gender Equality Plans in the Western Balkans
Towards a European Certification Award Scheme for Gender Equality in Research: Key Findings of the CASPER Project
Call for Submission of Good Practices in RRI
Establishing WBC-RRI.NET working groups: You are invited to join!
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Update on the activities of the Working Group 1 Gender and Ethics

A brief overview of what our WG1 members have been up to in the previous period.
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Save the date: Hybrid event for Open Science and Open Access

The WBC-RRI.NET consortium is preparing a hybrid event for Open Science and Open Access, that will take place online and in Banja Luka on September 22nd!
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First face-to-face Working Group meetings and current situation in the Western Balkan

At the first hybrid public event, the members of the Working Groups had their first face-to-face meeting, discussing important points regarding their objectives, which frame the aspects of RRI.
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Call for Submission of Good Practices in RRI

WBC-RRI.NET is seeking good practices of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) from and for the Western Balkans.
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