Expert in public policies on socio-economic development, equality and digital society.
She holds a PhD in Social Sciences from the University of Valencia (Spain), a Master’s Degree in Gender Equality in the public and private sector from the University Jaume I of Castellón (Spain) and a Degree in Political Science and Administration from the Complutense University of Madrid (Spain), and is a founding partner of ENRED Consultoría (1995) and its subsidiary ENRED Panamá S.A. (2012).
She has worked as an international consultant for the United Nations, the Inter-American Development Bank, the European Social Fund, the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB by its Spanish acronym), the Fundación Indígena FSC, the City of Knowledge Foundation and the Central American Integration System (SICA by its Spanish acronym), among others.
She was the first woman director of the Spanish National Observatory of Telecommunications and Information Society (ONTSI by its Spanish acronym), advisor to the Minister of Social Affairs, national coordinator of the NOW Community Initiative of the European Social Fund and director of promotion and technical support of the Foundation for Lifelong Learning in Spain.
She has more than 35 years of experience in research, teaching, integrated management and evaluating policies and initiatives for socio-economic development and women’s empowerment in the areas of local development, employment, entrepreneurship, digital inclusion and transformation, cultural diversity and migration.
She is the author, co-author and/or co-ordinator of more than thirty publications in her fields of specialisation, as well as literary works. Regular columnist for the newspaper El País, member of the Advisory Board of Cibercotizante, and the “Ellas en ELLIS” Group.
Gender Sector Team Leader, Unit Democracy & European Values, DG RTD, European Commission.
Anne Pépin joined the Gender Sector of the European Commission’s Directorate General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD) in 2017 as a senior policy officer, with responsibilities for developing gender equality policies at the European Research Area level and dedicated provisions and strategic programming in the Horizon Europe EU framework programme for research and innovation. She leads the Gender Sector since 2023.
She is on leave from her permanent position as a research director at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) where, from 2012 to 2017, she was heading the Mission pour la place des femmes au CNRS – the strategic unit in charge of gender equality policy at CNRS. Among her responsibilities at institutional, national and European levels, she has coordinated several EU-funded projects devoted to the promotion of gender equality in higher education and research organisations, including the GENDER-NET ERA-NET.
Anne Pépin holds a PhD in electronics from the Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie (Paris, France) and was awarded the CNRS Bronze Medal for young researchers in 2003 for her contribution to nanotechnology.
Advisor to the Office of the Minister of Science and Innovation and Director of the Women and Science Unit.
Silvia Rueda Pascual has a degree in Computer Engineering and a PhD in Computer Engineering from the University of Valencia. She is currently an Advisor to the Office of the Minister of Science and Innovation and Director of the Women and Science Unit. Between 2022 and 2023, she was Director of the Regional Ministry of Innovation, Universities, Science and Digital Society in Valencia.
She was Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Valencia, where she was director between 2015 and 2021 and where she has carried out her research around three main lines: Virtual Reality and Computer Graphics, Software Engineering and the Digital Gender Gap. She has been involved in many research, transfer and dissemination projects and contracts. She currently leads the TADeSP research group (www.uv.es/tadesp), which is working to provide breakthroughs in developing people-centred software.
She was responsible for STEM-UV in the Vice-Rectorate for Equality, Diversity and Sustainability of the University of Valencia (UV), presided over the Chair of the UV-GVA Digital Gender Gap (www.uv.es/gencatic) and coordinated the Girls4STEM project (www.girls4stem.es), aimed at promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) vocations, particularly for girls. In 2022, she received the Sapiens Academic Award from the Official College of Computer Engineering of the Valencian Community for her work on gender equality in the STEM-ICT sector.
Commissioner for Science, Technology and Innovation of the Basque Government.
As a Doctor of Chemical Sciences (1988), Senior University Lecturer (1997), and University Professor certified by ANECA (2010), she has been the Commissioner for Science, Technology and Innovation of the Basque Government since September 2020.
Previously, she was Director of External Relations at the Gipuzkoa Campus of the UPV/EHU (2001-2004) in which position, among others, she developed and ran a programme to promote, advise and support the creation of innovative and technology-based companies at the UPV/EHU, and drew up various proposals for managing and operating models for R&D&i spaces. Subsequently, she was Vice-Rector of the Gipuzkoa Campus of the UPV/EHU (2004-2012), and a member of the Governing Council of the UPV/EHU. At the same time, she has been a member of the Executive Boards of Advanced Entrepreneurship and Gipuzkoa Berritzen of Innobasque, a member of the Board of Directors of the Gipuzkoa Berritzen Association, a member of the Executive Committee of the Donostia-San Sebastian Strategic Plan, and its President (2008-2012), among others.
She was subsequently appointed Minister of Education, Language Policy and Culture of the Basque Government (2012-2016) and Minister of Education of the Basque Government (2016-2020).
John L. Hinds Professor of History of Science at Stanford University.
Founding Director of Gendered Innovations in Science, Health & Medicine, Engineering, and Environment.
Schiebinger is a leading international expert on gender in science and technology and has addressed the United Nations, the European Parliament, the Korean National Assembly, and numerous funding agencies on that topic. Schiebinger received her Ph.D. from Harvard University and is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
She is the recipient of numerous prizes and awards, including the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Research Prize and Guggenheim Fellowship. She holds Honorary Doctorates from the Universitat de València, Spain, 2018; Lunds Universitet, Sweden, 2017; and Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, 2013.
Senior Advisor on Digital Gender Equality Cooperation and the Thematic Lead for the GEF Action Coalition on Innovation and Technology at UN Women.
She has been the manager of the Action Coalition since 2020 and was the Substantive Lead for the 67th session of Commision on the Status of Women (CSW67). She is the author of the report of the UN Secretary General for CSW67 on “Innovation and technological change, and education in the digital age for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls” and of the UN Women policy paper on “Leveraging Digital Finance for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment”.
Helene joined UN Women in 2018 and has over 20 years of experience with a number of organizations, including UNDP, WHO, UNICEF, The Global Fund, IDLO and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs where she successfully developed and implemented innovative programming initiatives, including digital tools for youth empowerment, innovative finance mechanisms for biodiversity conservation, innovative legal preparedness frameworks, interactive capacity building methodologies and innovative grant making for legal empowerment and access to justice for vulnerable women. Her experience includes providing support for policy and regulatory reforms; strategic programming support to country offices, leading the design and implementation of large multi-stakeholder partnerships, developing inclusive and gender-transformative digital tools, frontier technology and social innovation. She has lived and worked in Morocco, South Africa, Benin, Congo Republic, Switzerland, Sri Lanka and Netherlands.
A national of France, Hélène holds a master’s in International Law and a master’s in Diplomacy and International Relations from Paris XI University.
She has a degree and PhD in Mathematical Sciences from the UPV/EHU and a Master’s Degree in Health Sciences in Biostatistics from Johns Hopkins University.
She is currently a full professor in the field of Statistics and Operations Research at the Faculty of Science and Technology, a statistical advisor at the Galdakao-Usansolo University Hospital and a collaborative researcher at the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics.
Her area of research is Biostatistics, with a special interest in research on health services. She has 3 sexennia of research and 1 sexennia of knowledge transfer, with more than 75 scientific publications with more than 2000 citations. She has been involved in a number of research projects, networks, consolidated groups and contracts with companies, being the principal investigator in many of them, and taken part in international conferences and organised scientific events. She teaches Statistics and Public Health, and has received two positive assessments under the Docentiaz Programme, the last of which was excellent, and has also overseen five doctoral theses.
She was a member of the UPV/EHU Human Research Ethics Committee (2019-2020). She is a member of the Spanish Biostatistics Society (the Spanish affiliate of the International Biometric Society), of which she served as president (2016-2017), and of the Executive Council of the Society for Statistics and Operations Research (2019-). She is actively involved in activities related to scientific dissemination, particularly those aimed at making statistics and its applications more accessible to society.
Scientific Director of Ikerbasque.
Degree in Chemical Sciences from the University of Zaragoza (1982) and Doctorate in Chemical Sciences from the UPV/EHU (1986).
After research stays at the CNRS in Talence (France) and UCLA (USA), he joined the Faculty of Chemistry at the UPV/EHU in 1988, where he has been a professor since 2002. Professor Cossío has been very involved in advancing and managing science in the Basque Country, having held different positions, such as Dean of the Faculty of Chemical Sciences (1999-2001) and Vice-Rector for Research and International Relations of the UPV/EHU (2001-2003). He has been Scientific Director of Ikerbasque, the Basque Foundation for Science, since 2009.
His outstanding scientific contribution to the field of bio-organic chemistry and molecular modelling has earned him the Basque Research Award 2020 and the gold medal from the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry in 2021, among other distinctions.
General Manager of BRTA – Basque Research and Technology Alliance.
Rikardo Bueno holds a PhD in Industrial Engineering and is the General manager of BRTA.
Before heading BRTA, Dr. Bueno worked at Tecnalia (technology center member of BRTA), developing and coordinating various functions: International Business Development, director of the Advanced Manufacturing Area, research programmes management… and he has been involved in the creation and promotion of European innovation initiatives in manufacturing, such as Manufuture, Factories of the Future or EIT Manufacturing.
Director of R&D&I Management at BIOEF.
Trained as a lawyer and economist. She graduated in Law at the University of Deusto (Bilbao) in 1993 and obtained a diploma specialising in legal and economic law from the same university in 1994. She completed her university training years later specialising in the area of leadership and management of health research by taking an inter-university Master’s degree at the University of Alcalá in Henares – National University of Distance Learning – Carlos III Health Institute (National School of Health) in “Leadership and Management of R&D&I in health sciences”, in 2010-2011.
As far as her professional career is concerned, she has accumulated 30 years’ experience in economic and administrative management at various entities. Since 2003, she has specialised in managing R&D&I in health in the public sector, having joined the Basque Foundation for Health Innovation and Research (BIOEF by its Spanish acronym), a public sector foundation attached to the Basque Government’s Department of Health. She has held various positions at the foundation.
In 2014, she took over the management of the foundation’s R&D&I department, which is currently closely linked to coordinating the management of the health research institutes.
Professor of Prehistory at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and director of the Department of Prehistory at this university.
Since my pre-doctoral phase, I have mainly devoted myself to researching the recent prehistory of the Mediterranean (from the Neolithic period to the Iron Age).
At the same time, much of my activity has focused on introducing feminist perspectives into archaeology, by developing the conceptualisation and research methodologies of domestic spaces and technologies in prehistory and developing public archaeology and heritage development projects from a gender perspective (educational and rural development programmes and initiatives aimed at sustainable cultural tourism). I have coordinated several projects at European level in this field.
In 2007 we started the Pastwomen group with the projects Los trabajos de las mujeres y el lenguaje de los objetos (2007-2010) (Women’s work and the language of objects) funded by the Spanish Institute for Women’s Affairs (of the then Ministry of Social Affairs) and La historia material de les dones: Recursos per a la recerca i la divulgació (2010-2011), funded by the Instituto Català de les Dones, of which I was the principal investigator. I currently coordinate the Pastwomen group, which has been set up as a collaborative network of more than 40 women researchers and professionals from different fields.
Director of the Norwegian Committee for Gender Balance and Diversity in Research.
Ex-rector of the Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences and he leads the Norway’s Committee on Gender Balance and Diversity in Research, and he was the head of the Board for Current Research Information System in Norway (CRIStin) through 2016.
Curt Rice has been involved in several European projects on gender equality including the GenSet project which started the Gender Summit conferences.
Rice has served in several leadership roles at Norwegian universities, including being Pro Rector for Research at the University of Tromsø and Rector first at Oslo Metropolitan University and then at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. He speaks widely on gender equality issues and is excited to participate in the Generation Equality conference.
Specialist in Preventive Medicine and Public Health with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Research and Epidemiology.
Doctor in Medicine, Specialist in Preventive Medicine and Public Health with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Research and Epidemiology.
I currently work at the Public Health and Addictions Directorate of the Department of Health of the Basque Government. I have been involved in the Basque Government’s successive Health Plans and in the most recent Plans on Addictions, carrying out the planning process with a gender perspective.
In the field of research, I have contributed to analysing social inequalities in health, with a special emphasis on gender inequalities, analysing small areas and improving knowledge on end-of-life care needs. As far as gender is concerned, I have done research on the determinants of gender inequalities in acute myocardial infarction care, on gender inequalities in the early detection programme for colorectal cancer and on tobacco use. I have also helped in the development of sex-gender analysis in research and the dissemination of knowledge on gender and health.
Psychologist at London Metropolitan University.
She has held posts at De Montfort University and the University of Bedfordshire where she co-founded the National Centre for Cyberstalking Research.
She is a Chartered Health Psychologist who specialises in cyberpsychology. Emma has conducted research in the area of cyberstalking, image based sexual abuse and technology facilitated abuse since 2005, working with partners in the third sector, higher education, the police and government bodies.
Expert in Digital Area and Manosphere.
Alan Greig (PhD) is a gender specialist with more than 20 years experience working on issues of masculinity, violence and oppression in countries of the Global South and North.
Through research and support to programme design, implementation and evaluation, his work addresses the connections between gender injustice and other forms of oppression, interpersonal and institutional violence, as well as personal and social change. Dr Greig has published widely on these issues, authoring a range of curricula and toolkits for use in professional development. He is an experienced gender trainer and facilitator of strategic planning and project design processes for a range of international and national organizations.
As a co-founder of the New York-based Challenging Male Supremacy project, he is committed to a vision of social justice with gender equality at its heart.
A journalist at AlgorithmWatch who specialises in the social impact of technology.
Naiara Bellio is a journalist who specialises in privacy, automated decision-making systems and digital rights at the German organisation AlgorithmWatch. She coordinated the Technology Department of the Maldita.es Foundation for three years, where she tackled disinformation issues related to people’s digital lives and led international research on surveillance and data protection.
She also worked for Agencia EFE in Madrid and Argentina and for elDiario.es. Currently, she is also working with organisations such as Fair Trials and AlgoRace on research into the use of algorithms and automated programmes by administrations.
Regional Minister for Equality, Justice and Social Policies of the Basque Government.
She has a degree in Sociology and Political Science from the University of Deusto and subsequently did a master’s degree in Human Resources at the EADA Business School in Barcelona. She has also completed a specialist course in Market Studies at the National Distance Education University (UNED) and another in Cooperativism at the University of Deusto.
Advisor to the Department of Equality, Justice and Social Policies of the Basque Government. Director of Equality and Human Rights at Alava Provincial Council between 2019 and 2020. Councillor responsible for Employment and Sustainable Economic Development at Vitoria-Gasteiz City Council between 2015 and 2019. Councillor responsible for Coexistence and Diversity at Vitoria-Gasteiz City Council between 2015 and 2019.
General Manager of Emakunde – Basque Institute for Women.
Degree in Veterinary Medicine and Diploma in Basque Studies. Provincial Director of the Body for Gender Equality in Gipuzkoa Provincial Council between 2015 and 2022. Technical Coordinator for the Parketxe de AizkorriAratz Nature Park at the Naturgintza Foundation between 2009 and 2015. Technician at the Abelur Cooperative between 2004 and 2009.
Member of the Jury for the Emakunde Equality Award. Alternate Board Member of Emakunde – Basque Institute for Women. Alternate Member of the Interinstitutional Commission on Gender Equality Member of the Board of the Kirolgi Foundation Councillor of Antzuola Town Council since 2019.
Writer and communicator specialising in gender and equality.
Degree in Law from the University of Granada. Postgraduate specialisation in Social Intervention with a Gender Perspective. Expert in Media, Conflicts and Human Rights from the University of Castilla–La Mancha (UCLM). Writer and communicator specialising in gender and equality.
My professional specialities are Gender Impact Assessment, revising and drafting texts with inclusive language, analysis and detection of needs in the field of equality, and the development and personalised implementation of gender equality measures in public and private entities.
My university speciality, social intervention with a gender approach, focuses on research into the importance and effect of implementing gender impact in the media and using social networks as an educational tool on equality. I have 15 years of experience as a trainer in various areas of gender studies for public bodies, trade union federations and associations (CCOO, UGT) and business associations (FECMES, FEDETO), and political, judicial and civil society groups in Spain and Latin America.
Serra Hunter Associate Professor in the Department of Pedagogy at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV).
She is also currently a Visiting Professor at the Open University (UK). She is a founder of the Interdisciplinary Seminar on Feminist Research Methodology (SIMReF by its Spanish acronym), leads the consolidated research group GREDI at the URV, an interdisciplinary research group on intercultural education and gender, and is a member of the management committee of the Interdisciplinary Institute for Gender Studies.
She was the PI of the European project USVReact – Universities Supporting Victims of Sexual Violence: Training for Sustainable Services and the R&D&i project SeGReVUni – Making Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Universities Visible and Dimensioning It. In 2022 she was awarded the Encarna Sanahuja Award for introducing the gender perspective into university teaching.
She has a PhD in social psychology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
She is a researcher for the “María Zambrano” aid programme in the Department of Pedagogy at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili. She has published several articles in the areas of epistemology and feminist research methodology, gender and feminicide violence, communication and gender, women’s participation in politics, among others.
She has overseen several theses on gender-based violence. She collaborated in the design of the protocol in case of Sexual and Gender Violence at the Autonomous University of the State of Hidalgo (Mexico).
She is a member of the Interdisciplinary Seminar on Feminist Research Methodology (SIMReF by its Spanish acronym) and the consolidated research group GREDI, an interdisciplinary research group on intercultural education and gender.
PhD in Political Science and Sociology and Professor of Sociology at the University of Deusto.
Principal Researcher of the “Deusto Social Values Team”, which is recognised as a team of excellence by the Basque Government and represents Spain in the European Values Survey.
She has been Dean of the Faculty of Political Sciences and Sociology at the University of Deusto (2004-2009) and Founder and Director of the Master’s Degree in Intervention in Violence against Women (2003-2009). She was the Director of Emakunde – Basque Women’s Institute of the Basque Government (2009-2012).
She has led several national and international research projects in competitive calls and calls for concerted action such as GEARING-Roles and has held various management positions such as President of the Basque Sociology Association and Vice-President of the Spanish Federation of Sociology. She is currently Director of Equality at the University of Deusto.
Lecturer and researcher at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the University of Deusto.
She has a degree in Law from the University of Deusto, a Master’s degree in Humanitarian Action (NOHA) and a PhD in Human Rights from the same University. Her thesis on the processes of truth, justice and reparations for victims of enforced disappearance in Western Sahara received the Brunet Prize in 2017.
Her professional career has been closely linked to teaching and research. Her research is particularly focused on the interdisciplinary and intersectional approach to human rights violations and gender equality. She has been involved in a number of international research projects such as H2020 Gearing Roles, RESISTIRE and Socio Bee.
She is part of the EC Group of Experts on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on gender equality on R&D in the EU and also co-leads the working group on employment, career development and mobilities in the Cost Action “CA20137 – Making Young Researchers’ Voices Heard for Gender Equality”.
She has a PhD in biology and is a science communicator.
Her science research is focused on dung beetles and climate change. As a communicator, she works in collaboration with Big Van Ciencia and is the founder of the Biotura Divulga Ciencia association, taking science all over the world, on different stages and in different formats.
Journalist and consultant, founding partner of the Linking Ideas agency.
She has more than 25 years of experience in the consultancy sector, specialising in the fields of Strategy and Communication.
Her areas of expertise include Communication and Marketing, Change Management and Gender Equality, among others. She has worked in the fields of scientific dissemination and corporate communication in conjunction with research and innovation centres in the Basque Science, Technology and Innovation Network.
She is currently involved with various think tanks, companies and institutions in analysing, comparing and disseminating alternatives for social and economic development, and collaborates regularly with the mainstream media in the Basque Country.
She has been the Chairperson of Save the Children Spain since 2023.
Director of Digital Transformation and Entrepreneurship of the Basque Government.
She previously held the position of Director of External Relations in the Office of the President from January 2013.
She has a degree in Economics and Business Studies from the Deusto Business School and a Master’s in European Studies from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium). Much of her professional career has been focused on international relations and, more specifically, on the marketing of services, particularly those with a high technological component. In addition, she has a sound knowledge of trade policy instruments and relations with international organisations. She has also been a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences on the 2030 Agenda and SDGs.
Her professional career combines experience in both the private and public sectors. She started her career at IDOM, an engineering and consultancy company, becoming Head of Multilateral Projects and Manager of its office in Romania. Between 2005 and 2009, she was Deputy Director General of SPRI, the Basque Country Development Agency. In 2010, she became Director of International Expansion at TECNALIA, the first private Technology Centre in Spain and the fifth in Europe.
Head of the Innovation Observatory of Navarre.
She has a degree in sociology from the Public University of Navarre and specialises in monitoring the follow-up of public policies and the incorporation of gender mainstreaming in public administrations. She also has training on Data Governance and Data Science.
She is currently in charge of the Innovation Observatory of Navarre, a technical body created by the Law on Science and Technology in Navarre, whose functions include evaluating and analysing the R&D&I carried out in Navarre based on automated indicators that can be compared with other regions.
She also has a long track record in setting up various observatories to monitor different public policies. She was head of gender mainstreaming at the Navarre Institute for Equality/Nafarroako Berdintasunerako Institutua for eight years, specialising in gender mainstreaming in regional and local administrations.
Director of Research of the Department of Education of the Basque Government.
This directorate is responsible for promoting and coordinating theoretical and applied research programmes, designing the tools required to ensure that
research plans are properly implemented, and promoting programmes for selecting and training human resources and building infrastructures. Our aim is to promote measures and actions to bring the Basque scientific community into line with the parameters of excellence required by the European research system, and thus be able to respond to the challenges that arise at both a local and international level.
Journalist who specialises in human rights.
She has a degree in Communication Sciences, and a postgraduate degree in Human Rights from the UPV/EHU, a master’s degree in Coaching and Mentoring from the International University of La Rioja (UNIR by its Spanish acronym). She is also a Mentor-Coach accredited by the EMCC European Mentoring and Coaching Council and has done courses on Culture of Health at Harvard University and on Inclusive Leadership at the Carlos III University.
As a journalist specialising in human rights, she has spent more than two decades working on radio, television and in the press, analysing society from a gender perspective and promoting human rights-based pedagogy. She provides training as a mentor on communication and inclusive leadership at technology-based companies, in creative and cultural industries, at the scientific and technological departments of universities, at start-up accelerators, and at innovation centres, hospitals and public institutions.
She is a member of the Argituz association and of the team that investigates political violence in reports entitled Hacia una Memoria Compartida (Towards a Shared Memory). She directed the documentary ‘Gea’, in collaboration with Emakunde, which analyses what paradigms have not changed and what progress has been made in terms of equality from a feminist perspective.