Capacity Building Symposium for Policy Makers organized by the COST Targeted Network genderSTE was held on 24th November 2016 in Belgrade. Intersection’s vice-president Divna Vučković was one of the trainers on the topic of Gender in Horizon 2020 programmes. COST genderSTE (Gender, Science, Technology and Environment) is a network of policy makers and experts committed to promoting a fairer representation of women and better integration of gender analysis in research and innovation.
Aleksandra Drecun, Intersection’s president, participated in the Conference “SECID – Spreading Excellence and Crossing the Innovation Divide Conference” in Brussels. The overall objective of SECID 2016 conference was to provide a platform for stakeholders to have an in-depth discussion on the role of excellence in European research and innovation as well as opportunities presented through Horizon 2020 and ESIF (European Structural & Investment Funds) for crossing the innovation gap between countries, regions, research institutions, universities, and enterprises.
Intersection’s VP, Divna Vučković, is participating in the NUCLEUS project meeting in Bochum, Germany, on November 21st and 22nd 2016, in cooperation with Mathematical Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts. The aim of the meeting is to lay the Foundations for successful NUCLEI, defining the related activities in the next two years of the project.
Aleksandra Drecun, the President of Intersection, and Dr. Sonia Ortega, Head of the US National Science Foundation (NSF) for EurAsia, jointly prepare the framework for the widening of research and innovation collaboration between Serbia and the USA.
For the second year in a row, Intersection happily invites all high school students, aged 16 to 19, who are interested in science and learning about parliamentary procedures and debates, to join us on 7th of November 2016 from 14h to 16h at the Mathematical Institute of Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Belgrade, Knez Mihailova 36, in the conference room at the 1st floor, where we will present the structure of the European Student Parliament project to be held during 2017&2018.
Aleksandra Drecun, the President of Intersection, and Elaine Papoulias, the Director of the Center for European Studies at Harvard University and Intersection Advisory Board member, discussing future join projects.
Intersection’s president Aleksandra Drecun participated at “Shift GEAR – Mainstreaming gender equality into academic and research organisations” Conference in Brussels. This high level event brought together around 170 stakeholders and decision makers in socio-economic and research policies to reflect on the situation of women and men in academic and research organisations.
We look forward to participating at the H2020 NUCLEUS project annual consortium conference taking place in Lyon, France, 12th-14th of October 2016. The conference will put in motion the development of RRI Roadmap strategies to be implemented in 30 NUCLEI sites in 2017, thus approaching the project objective of overcoming institutional barriers to Responsible Research and Innovation.
Intersection participated in the combined Governing board and Gender Experts Board meeting of Genera H2020 project in Bucharest, Romania on 10th and 11th of October 2016. GENERA aims to continue, monitor and improve Gender Equality Plans of research institutions and organizations, specifically in the physics research field, and Intersection is the contact point for this project in the SEE region.
Team of six finalists of European Student Parliament (EUSP), selected during the simulation of the parliamentary science debate on Future of the Human Being held in Belgrade, are traveling to Manchester where they will together with other finalists from around twenty countries from Europe, deepen their knowledge on the selected topics and create the Final resolution that will be the result of this project.