On International Women’s Day, the European Research Council looks back on the conference on ‘Sex and Gender Dimensions in Frontier Research’ that took place in November 2020, and reflects on the importance of incorporating relevant sex and gender dimensions in all research. During the conference, Sandra Ponzanesi presented on “Migration, Digital Media and Emotions’ as part of CONNECTINGEUROPE.
The ERC examines how “overcoming bias and striving for gender equality can ultimately improve both women researchers’ careers and the quality of research produced by all”. In doing so, the article ‘Sex and Gender Dimensions in Frontier Research’ reflects on the ways in which the ERC ensures fair treatment of applicants for ERC research grants. Because of the gender disparity in funding proposal submission rates, the ERC remains active in the area and organized the conference ‘Sex and Gender Dimensions in Frontier Research’ in November 2020. The aim of the conference was to create a platform to discuss new approaches for gender unbiased research.
Representing the ERC project CONNECTINGEUROPE, Sandra Ponzanesi presented ‘Migration, Digital Media and Emotions’ as part of a series of presentations around “Gender and Fairness in the Digital Society”.
For the full ERC Magazine article, published online 8 March 2021, see here.