The objective of the 2nd FEMINA Convention is for partners to continue learning about barriers to female participation in high-tech enterprises and begin exchanging on the possible solutions to be adopted.
The Convention begins with an exchange session to share and review updated regional input to the Understanding Barriers template, with specific sector and policy focus. It continues with an Expert Seminar to discuss and validate the Understanding Solutions template and start identifying Good Practices (GPs).
The Convention is open to partners and local stakeholders interested in and contributing to the project theme.
DAY 1: 14th March 2019
08.30 – 17.00
Venue: Politeia, Agios Loukas, Lamia
08.30 – 13.00: Exchange session
08.30 – 09.00: Registration of participants and welcome coffee
09.00 - 09.30: Welcome
Welcome from representative of Region Sterea Ellada
09.30 – 09:45: Opening and plenary session
Meeting objectives, approach and methodology. Sara Bonci, Arezzo Innovazione, Irene Pettinelli, Resolvo
09:45 – 10:00: The role of women of Sterea Ellada in R&I sectors. Prof. Thanos Kakarountas, Regional Council of Research and Innovation
10.00 – 11.15: Validating barriers
Presentation of results of the analysis carried-out at project level on Understanding Barriers. Irene Pettinelli, Resolvo
Interactive session, where partners discuss and validate the barriers identified that can be addressed by FEMINA. This builds on and completes the work undertaken within the FEMINA Understanding Barriers and Enablers Input Template – part 2 – step 1 - Validate Identified Barriers.
11.15 – 11.45: Coffee Break
11.45 – 13.00: Understanding sector specific barriers and moving on to solutions
Interactive session, where partners work in groups and discuss sector specific barriers. This builds on and completes the work undertaken within the FEMINA Understanding Barriers and Enablers Input Template – part 2 – step 2 Sector Specific Analysis.
• Introduction to the session, Irene Pettinelli, Resolvo
• Mapping partners’ S3 sectors (each partner tells the sectors included in their Smart Specialisation Strategy. Very short list of sectors - 2 minutes per partner)
• Group work on sector-specific nature of validated barriers - 40 minutes
• Conclusions from each group – 20 minutes
13.00 – 14.00: Light lunch
14.00 – 17.30: Expert Seminar
The objective of the seminar is to start working on SOLUTIONS, sharing experiences and discussing how solutions will be gathered and presented within FEMINA. The seminar has an interactive format, focusing on the 3 groups of tools identified in FEMINA: Communication and awareness raising; Soft support and dedicated structures; Economic and financial support.
PART 1 - PRESENTATIONS
14.00 – 14.15: Introduction, Isabelle-Louise Aabel & Marte B. Drageset, GCE Node
14.15 – 14.35: The academic perspective: What does the research say? Isabelle-Louise Aabel & Marte B. Drageset, GCE Node
14.35 – 14.45: Presentation of GP 1: Protocol of agreement for the development of female enterprises and female entrepreneurs, Sara Bonci, Arezzo Innovazione
14.45 – 15.05: The business perspective: Why NEW (Node Eyde Women)? Colleen Delane-Skibsrud, NEW
15.05 – 15.15: Presentation of GP 2: EveryGirl Everywhere, A. Brinzoi, D. Popescu, ADR Bucharest Ilfov
15.15 – 15.35: The Regional perspective, Helle I. Mellingen, Vest-Agder County Council
15.35 – 15.45: Presentation of GP3: Regional Committee for Gender Equality, Fotis Gogoulos, Sterea Ellada
15.45 – 16.00 – Coffee-break
PART 2 – DISCUSSION AND GROUP WORK AROUND COFFEE TABLES
16.00 – 16.45: Round 1 - Interregional tables
16.50 – 17.10: Round 2 - Regional tables: in light of what was discussed in Round 1, how does this relate to our region? Please review your GP templates based on what we`ve discussed so far.
17.10 – 17.30: Roundtable Discussion: Summary from participants
17.30 – End of Day 1
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DAY 2: 15th March 2019
09.00 – 13:00
Venue: Amphiheater 1, Faculty of Science, University of Thessaly
09.00 – 13.00: Steering Group Meeting 2
09.00 – 09.45: Conclusions from Day 1
Sara Bonci, Arezzo Innovazione, Irene Pettinelli, Resolvo
09.45 – 10.30: Engaging with stakeholders
Irene Pettinelli, Resolvo
10.30 – 11.00: Coffee Break
11.00 – 12.00: Management and Communication
Irene Pettinelli, Resolvo and Marte B. Drageset, GCE Node
12.00 – 12.30: 3rd FEMINA Convention and GP Transfer Workshop in Kristiansand
Setting dates and co-creating the agenda. Marte B. Drageset, Isabelle-Louise Aabel, GCE NODE (host partner GCE Node), Sara Bonci, Arezzo Innovazione.
12.30 – 13.00: Next activities and Round Up
Focus on next steps and deadlines, round up of the meeting – Sara Bonci, Arezzo Innovazione, Irene Pettinelli, Resolvo
13.00 - End of 2nd FEMINA Convention