Dr Dajani was invited to give a plenary talk on the Research careers of women. In her talk Dajani shared the mentoring Programm she developed “ three circles of alemat”. This is a mentoring program for female scientists that are being implemented in Jordan, the Arab world and the globe.
Dr Dajani also shared information about the We Love reading Program; a Program aims to serve mid and early career scientists to help cope and have a balanced work and personal life because it contributes to gender action because We love reading trains women to become local leaders through reading aloud to the children books about the everyday life of the children and in the native language. Many of the children’s books focus on particular themes such as gender, disabilities, and the environment.
The expected outcomes of the workshop were presenting recommendations to the European Commission and the Member States on gender in cooperation with third countries in Horizon Europe. The workshop was held in Malta at the University of Malta from Nov 7-8, 2019.
The integration of gender perspective in dialogues with third countries in the area of STI is addressed in the 2015 Council Conclusions on Advancing Gender Equality in the European Research Area. A subsequent 2017 survey carried out among governmental civil servants and representatives of funding agencies in the EU Member States showed that the gender perspective is rarely integrated into international agreements and funding programs between the EU and non-EU countries. Furthermore, the representatives surveyed did not give high relevance to the issue.
To advance this issue, GENDERACTION decided to map the major gender-related concerns in STI in the non-EU countries and regions with a view to developing recommendations for the European Commission and the EU Member States. Furthermore, it has developed a checklist for the integration of gender in international cooperation in STI and a policy brief on Gender-responsive international cooperation for Horizon Europe.