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International Congress

08:45 – 09:00


09:00 – 09:15

Opening ceremony of the congress
Presentation of the congress.
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09:15 – 10:15

Keynote Speech: Science, technology and innovation in, with and for equality: a change of focus is urgently needed
María Ángeles Sallé. Expert in public policies on socio-economic development, equality and digital society.
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10:15 – 11:15

Round table: gender equality in science and technology regulations and policies at a european, national and regional level
Anne Pépin. Representative of the European Commission.
Silvia Rueda. Director of the Women and Science Unit. Ministry of Science and Innovation.
Cristina Uriarte. Commissioner for Science, Technology and Innovation of the Basque Government.
Moderator: Pilar Kaltzada. Journalist and strategic communications consultant at Linking Ideas.
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11:15 – 11:45 COFFEE BREAK

11:45 – 12:30

Conference: Innovations with a gender perspective: Improving excellence in science and technology
Londa Schiebinger. John L. Hinds Professor of History of Science at Stanford University and Founding Director of Gendered Innovations in Science, Health & Medicine, Engineering and Environment Project.
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12:30 – 14:00

Round table: commitment to equality by actors in the scientific and technological ecosystem
  • Inmaculada Arostegui. Vice-Rector for Research at the UPV/EHU.
  • Fernando Cossío. Scientific Director of Ikerbasque.
  • Silvia Rueda. Director of the Women and Science Unit. Ministry of Science and Innovation.
  • Rikardo Bueno. General Manager of the Basque Scientific and Technological Consortium – BRTA.
  • Susana Belaustegi. Representative of the Basque Foundation for Health Innovation and Research – BIOEF.
  • Moderator: Leyre Madariaga. Director of Digital Transformation and Entrepreneurship of the Basque Government.

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14:00 – 15:00 LUNCH

15:00 – 18:00



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The egotistical vowel. The grammatical basis of linguistic discrimination (and how to avoid it)
Presented by:

  • María Martin. Writer and commentator specialising in gender and equality.


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Tools for clearing the toxic air in scientific contexts: against the normalisation of sexual harassment and gender-based violence
Presented by:

  • Barbara Biglia. Universitat Rovira i Virgili.
  • Alejandra Araiza. Universitat Rovira i Virgili.


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Main barriers to the implementation of Equality Plans and how to tackle them. The case of GEARING-Roles
Presented by:

  • María Silvestre. University of Deusto.
  • María López. University of Deusto.


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From the shadows to the forefront: In search of equity in science
Presented by:

  • Eva Cuesta. Bigvanciencia.

09:50 – 10:00

Start of day two
Miren Elgarresta. Director of Emakunde-Basque Women’s Institute.

10:00 – 10:45

Keynote speech: Science and technology on the equality agenda
Hélène Molinier. Senior Advisor on Digital Gender Equality Cooperation and the Thematic Lead for the GEF Action Coalition on Innovation and Technology at UN Women.
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10:45 – 12:00

Round table: including a gender perspective in research
  • Curt Rice. EEx-rector of the Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences and leader of Norway’s Committee on Gender Balance and Diversity in Research.
  • Paloma González. Autonomous University of Barcelona.
  • Elena Aldasoro. pecialist in Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the Directorate of Public Health and Addictions, Department of Health of the Basque Government.
  • Moderator: Amaia Esquisabel. Director of Research at the Department of Education of the Basque Government.

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12:00 – 12:30 COFFEE BREAK

12:30 – 13:45

Round table: Violence against women in the digital world
  • Emma Short. London Metropolitan University.
  • Alan Greig. Expert in Digital Area and Manosphere.
  • Naiara Bellio. Expert in new technologies, digital culture and information society.
  • Moderator: Cristina García. Head of the Innovation Observatory of Navarre.

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13:45 – 14:15

Country compact on gender equality and lives free from violence against women
Miren Elgarresta. General Manager of Emakunde – Basque Institute for Women.
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