Science

Fundraising: Cartas com Ciencia

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Spoken by over 250 million people in the world, the Portuguese language can open doors and create opportunities for social development and knowledge sharing.

Designed to enhance the aspirations of Portuguese-speaking students across the world, Cartas com Ciência - that celebrates 1 year today - is an educational letter exchange programme that connects the Portuguese-speaking world through science.

By enabling inspiring scientists to engage with students in Portuguese-speaking countries, Cartas com Ciência fosters individual and one-year long conversations that allow mitigating barriers and prejudices associated with university studies and scientific careers, while promoting scientific and language literacy.

This project is run by Mariana and Rafael in their free time. Although they have reached amazing results in only 1 YEAR , they still need our support.

                You can help them by making a donation through our semester:
                IBAN (BNL ISPRA):
                IT87 G010 0550 3400 0000 0014 603
               Please specify: Cartas 

This fundraising is open until 1st June.

Cartas com Ciência is a spin-off of Native Scientist inspired by Letters to a Pre-Scientist. To know more, please visit the website https://en.cartascomciencia.org/ 

We will talk more with them on the 1st of June, celebrating the Portuguese Children's day.

Stand up scientists - is it a joke?

Add to Calendar 2021-04-17 18:00:00 2021-04-17 19:00:00 Stand up scientists - is it a joke? (check the video of the event) Interviewing the Cientistas-de-pé ....while having your Saturday aperitivo  In a recent publication from Social Neurosciences I read that "Human laughter is a powerful means of communicating social intention, ranging from welcoming and friendly to hostile and ridiculing." Could  the creation of laugher be an advantageous relaxed form that would allow the absorption of relevant scientific information? Or simply to demystify the complexity of science and scientists? These were the assumptions of the project of Cientistas-de-pé (standup scientists) created in April 2009*. The group was recruited among stage-naive scientists that in only 5 months should get ready to perform to 1500 people and making laugh at least 1000 of them. The texts should be about science and scientifically accurate. The show would end the 2009 edition of Lisbon's European Researcher's Night* that took place in the wonderful gardens of Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian. Two more editions were prepared in the following years and all the texts collected in a book published in 2013 - Toda a Ciência (Menos as partes chatas) - All Science (except the boring parts). The group combines people with background in Informatic, Biochemistry, Environment, Biology, Sociology and Archeology. All coordinated by a duet of an Actor and a Chemist specialized in humoristic writing. For the occasion of the Portuguese Semester celebrated by the colleagues working at JRC, 12 years after its formation, the groups is reunited for an interview-chat about the power of science communication through humour. Please join us! There will be NO performances, but by mistake we might make you laugh, or learn a bit of science! Moderators: Sofia Batista Leite & Sergio Freire The Cientistas De Pé present: Note: Cientistas de pé started from the the European Researcher's Night portuguese edition in 2009. It was developed among SettingTheStage project, Coordinated by Instituto Gulbenkian da Ciencia. the Researcher's night is an intitiative funded by the European Commission that takes place in several cities in Europe at the same time. The idea is to make science available to all that want to know more about it. online - zoom PT-Semester 2021 paulorosa.par@gmail.com Europe/Rome public
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cientistas de pe na gulbenkian
(check the video of the event)

Interviewing the Cientistas-de-pé

....while having your Saturday aperitivo 

In a recent publication from Social Neurosciences I read that

"Human laughter is a powerful means of communicating social intention, ranging from welcoming and friendly to hostile and ridiculing."

Could  the creation of laugher be an advantageous relaxed form that would allow the absorption of relevant scientific information? Or simply to demystify the complexity of science and scientists?

These were the assumptions of the project of Cientistas-de-pé (standup scientists) created in April 2009*.

The group was recruited among stage-naive scientists that in only 5 months should get ready to perform to 1500 people and making laugh at least 1000 of them.

The texts should be about science and scientifically accurate. The show would end the 2009 edition of Lisbon's European Researcher's Night* that took place in the wonderful gardens of Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.

Two more editions were prepared in the following years and all the texts collected in a book published in 2013 - Toda a Ciência (Menos as partes chatas) - All Science (except the boring parts).

The group combines people with background in Informatic, Biochemistry, Environment, Biology, Sociology and Archeology. All coordinated by a duet of an Actor and a Chemist specialized in humoristic writing.

For the occasion of the Portuguese Semester celebrated by the colleagues working at JRC, 12 years after its formation, the groups is reunited for an interview-chat about the power of science communication through humour.

Please join us! There will be NO performances, but by mistake we might make you laugh, or learn a bit of science!

Moderators:

Sofia Batista Leite & Sergio Freire

The Cientistas De Pé present:

cientistas de pé

Note:

Cientistas de pé started from the the European Researcher's Night portuguese edition in 2009. It was developed among SettingTheStage project, Coordinated by Instituto Gulbenkian da Ciencia. the Researcher's night is an intitiative funded by the European Commission that takes place in several cities in Europe at the same time. The idea is to make science available to all that want to know more about it.

Women in Science: Everyone WinS

Women science, design by Joana Carvalho © IGC

Last Thursday (11th February) we skipped lunch to celebrate the International day of girls and women in science with top Portuguese female scientists, hear about their careers and projects and reflect on the disparities we still see. 

Our conclusion: Women in Science, everyone WinS! We left inspired and uplifted!

You can re-play the event here and read more about it in this news article from PUBLICO (EN version, PT version).  

Time was short to answer all questions and explore more solutions to bring science to girls and women to science-related jobs. So we decided to share some more thoughts here; while doing some research we found very interesting initiatives and ideas!!  

Give me the data!    

Researchers – women and men - like data and there is tons of it showing that way more needs to be done to increase women’s participation and visibility in science. Prof Helena Pereira, from the Portuguese research funding agency Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia shared some of it. For example, that the proportion of women researchers in Portugal is above the EU average (43% vs. 34%) but that a clear scissor effect can be seen (55.8% junior research contracts awarded to women vs 20% of coordinator research contracts).  We collected some more data here -> we call it Women in Science databites. Don’t expect comprehensiveness, we just thought we let the numbers speak for themselves. 

Things we’ve heard and seen 

Seriously inspiring actions and initiatives, utterly simple in most cases that we have heard during our conversations last week and our errands in this field! Again, do not expect comprehensiveness and we are happy to include other actions and cool examples you are aware of (jrc-semestre-pt@ec.europa.eu)!  

  • Elevate women’s voices - acknowledge and amplify their ideas (everywhere… comment them at meetings, with your friends and family when reading or watching the news, in any conversation!) 

  • Organise or pressure for gender balanced panels in conferences; some men refuse to speak in non-balanced panels (manels!)

  • Do what you can in your sphere – can you strive for a gender balanced team? 

  • Include men in the discussion – they are part of the equation and we need to understand the impacts of gender-balance on them.  

  • Speak the right language - Move from “gender blind” to “gender bilingual”.  Press for a shift in culture, embrace gender differences, don’t deny them. 

  • If you have a family, start with gender balance at home: parenting (and other forms of care) is a shared issue. Shared parental leave and parity at home are crucial for parity at work.   

  • Praise your partner – man or woman – for shared parenting and home parity! It may be a no-brainer to you, but it isn’t yet for others. 

  • Have you heard of the multi-tasker 6C woman scientist as a branding campaign? Women scientists embrace Creativity, Curiosity and Critical thinking, they Collaborate, Communicate and Confront. And then, there are all the other Cs often tasked to women scientists like Cooking, Cleaning, Children...

Some cool examples we came across 

  • Operation 50-50, is a tool that gives journalists and editors easy access to nearly 100 female specialists in clinical roles  

  • Wellcome, one of the biggest Science funders crowdsourced ideas to  improve research culture 

  • The creche at the JRC in Ispra is very close to the centre (you can go there to breastfeed for example) and there are also after school facilities so childcare is “sorted”.  

  • Doris Duke Charitable Foundation began the Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists to provide funds to early-career physician-scientists facing extraprofessional demands of caregiving. 80% of recipients are women. The Clinical Scientist Development Award changed the proposal language subtly, such as avoiding the word ‘innovative’ to describe research and instead using ‘never been done before’. Women now make up 53% of the applicant pool and have a 10% grant success rate. 

 

Celebrating the Portuguese Children's day with Science

Add to Calendar 2021-06-01 12:30:00 2021-06-01 14:00:00 Celebrating the Portuguese Children's day with Science "Knowledge will bring you the opportunity to make a difference." Claire Fagin (American nurse, educator, academic, and consultant) Science communication, a powerful tool to promote science education CHECK OUR FUNDRAISING When you were a child, who and what inspired you? Did you think that you could be what you are today? Do you think that all children can dream as far or even further? On the 1st of June 1925, the International Children's Day was first proclaimed in Geneva during the World Conference on Child welfare. Later on, the UN recognized November 20 as World Children's Day, as it was the date on which the Universal Declaration of the Rights of the Child was approved in 1959 and the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989. Nevertheless, in Portugal and several other countries including other Portuguese speaking countries such as Angola and Mozambique, 1st of June is still the day we celebrate it. To celebrate this day, the Portuguese semester invites you to join a webinar with two groundbreaking projects working to give all children access to science and promote science education. Core to this webinar will be topics such as: science education, science communication, multilingualism, educational equity, development cooperation. All these topics are dear to the JRC community, come along an joining us. Have a look below for a brief description of the projects and hear it from our speakers on the 1st of June!! Cartas com Ciência Spoken by over 250 million people in the world, the Portuguese language can open doors and create opportunities for social development and knowledge sharing. Designed to enhance the aspirations of Portuguese-speaking students across the world, Cartas com Ciência is an educational letter exchange programme that connects the Portuguese-speaking world through science. By enabling inspiring scientists to engage with students in Portuguese-speaking countries, Cartas com Ciência fosters individual and one-year long conversations that allow mitigating barriers and prejudices associated with university studies and scientific careers, while promoting scientific and language literacy. Cartas com Ciência is a spin-off of Native Scientist inspired by Letters to a Pre-Scientist. To know more, please visit the website https://en.cartascomciencia.org/ Native Scientist Native Scientist (Native) believes children from all cultural backgrounds should feel empowered to follow a career in science. For this reason, Native brings together international science students and professionals to provide science outreach training and deliver educational programmes that help ethnic minority and migrant children develop high aspirations and positive attitudes to science and language. Created by international migrant scientists for international migrant children, Native is today a young and passionate multi-award-winning European-wide non-profit organisation that unites advocates for diversity and inclusion in science and education. In the classroom or beyond, Native actively engages with 200+ scientists every year, inspiring over 1,000 pupils to consider a science-related career and feel proud to use their heritage language. To know more, please visit the website https://www.nativescientist.com/ zoom PT-Semester 2021 paulorosa.par@gmail.com Europe/Rome public
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"Knowledge will bring you the opportunity to make a difference."

Claire Fagin (American nurse, educator, academic, and consultant)

Science communication, a powerful tool to promote science education

CHECK OUR FUNDRAISING

When you were a child, who and what inspired you? Did you think that you could be what you are today? Do you think that all children can dream as far or even further?

On the 1st of June 1925, the International Children's Day was first proclaimed in Geneva during the World Conference on Child welfare. Later on, the UN recognized November 20 as World Children's Day, as it was the date on which the Universal Declaration of the Rights of the Child was approved in 1959 and the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989.

Nevertheless, in Portugal and several other countries including other Portuguese speaking countries such as Angola and Mozambique, 1st of June is still the day we celebrate it.

To celebrate this day, the Portuguese semester invites you to join a webinar with two groundbreaking projects working to give all children access to science and promote science education.

Core to this webinar will be topics such as: science education, science communication, multilingualism, educational equity, development cooperation.

All these topics are dear to the JRC community, come along an joining us.

Have a look below for a brief description of the projects and hear it from our speakers on the 1st of June!!

Cartas com Ciência

Spoken by over 250 million people in the world, the Portuguese language can open doors and create opportunities for social development and knowledge sharing. Designed to enhance the aspirations of Portuguese-speaking students across the world, Cartas com Ciência is an educational letter exchange programme that connects the Portuguese-speaking world through science. By enabling inspiring scientists to engage with students in Portuguese-speaking countries, Cartas com Ciência fosters individual and one-year long conversations that allow mitigating barriers and prejudices associated with university studies and scientific careers, while promoting scientific and language literacy. Cartas com Ciência is a spin-off of Native Scientist inspired by Letters to a Pre-Scientist. To know more, please visit the website https://en.cartascomciencia.org/

Native Scientist

Native Scientist (Native) believes children from all cultural backgrounds should feel empowered to follow a career in science. For this reason, Native brings together international science students and professionals to provide science outreach training and deliver educational programmes that help ethnic minority and migrant children develop high aspirations and positive attitudes to science and language. Created by international migrant scientists for international migrant children, Native is today a young and passionate multi-award-winning European-wide non-profit organisation that unites advocates for diversity and inclusion in science and education. In the classroom or beyond, Native actively engages with 200+ scientists every year, inspiring over 1,000 pupils to consider a science-related career and feel proud to use their heritage language. To know more, please visit the website https://www.nativescientist.com/

Celebrating the World Oceans Day

Add to Calendar 2021-06-08 12:30:00 2021-06-08 13:30:00 Celebrating the World Oceans Day Of all the corners of the world I love with a stronger and deeper love That beach enraptured and bare Where I become one with the sea, the wind and the moon. Sophia de Mello Breyner Andersen, (Mar, in Poesia, 1944)* 8th of June is World Oceans Day! With  this poem, Sophia de Mello Breyner captures the relationship the Portuguese have with the sea, which in our case is the Atlantic Ocean. In our culture, the ocean has historically represented  temptation, adventure and a major driver for technological development. Did you know that we even have a Sea Ministry? What for sure you do know is that marine pollution is a growing problem that asks for action and it can be mainly categorised into two types: chemical and trash (you can read a bit more on this National Geographic article). In what regards trash, or litter, in 2018, the Joint Research Centre published a detailed report on the main types of marine litter. On the top ten items you can find Plastic/polystyrene pieces, cigarette butts, cotton bud sticks, glass… that end up or are washed from our beaches. As a way to counter fight this epidemics, there are several organizations and initiatives, acting locally and worldwide to clean our beaches. Among others we can name the Puliamo il mondo from Legambiente, the world clean-up day  and the citizens’ initiative #LitterHero. Additionally, there are single initiatives or artists that try to raise awareness on this topic, as it is the case of the Portuguese project Plasticus Maritimus (here are the Facebook and Instagram pages). Here in Ispra (Italy), we do not have an ocean, but we do have a lake that is also very special to us. In this spirit, the Portuguese Semester started the Lake cleaning challenge Think global, act local! - Let's clean our lakes To celebrate the Ocean's day we will share with you the results of the challenge and more information will come in the upcoming days! is planning several beach cleaning actions  that will end up with an event on the 8th of June. More details will come soon. Please stay tuned.   *Original version De todos os cantos do mundo Amo com amor mais forte e mais profundo Aquela praia extasiada e nua, Onde me uni ao mar, ao vento e a lua Open air PT-Semester 2021 paulorosa.par@gmail.com Europe/Rome public
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Of all the corners of the world
I love with a stronger and deeper love
That beach enraptured and bare
Where I become one with the sea, the wind and the moon.

Sophia de Mello Breyner Andersen, (Mar, in Poesia, 1944)*

8th of June is World Oceans Day!

With  this poem, Sophia de Mello Breyner captures the relationship the Portuguese have with the sea, which in our case is the Atlantic Ocean.

In our culture, the ocean has historically represented  temptation, adventure and a major driver for technological development.

Did you know that we even have a Sea Ministry?

What for sure you do know is that marine pollution is a growing problem that asks for action and it can be mainly categorised into two types: chemical and trash (you can read a bit more on this National Geographic article).

In what regards trash, or litter, in 2018, the Joint Research Centre published a detailed report on the main types of marine litter. On the top ten items you can find Plastic/polystyrene pieces, cigarette butts, cotton bud sticks, glass… that end up or are washed from our beaches.

As a way to counter fight this epidemics, there are several organizations and initiatives, acting locally and worldwide to clean our beaches. Among others we can name the Puliamo il mondo from Legambiente, the world clean-up day  and the citizens’ initiative #LitterHero.

Additionally, there are single initiatives or artists that try to raise awareness on this topic, as it is the case of the Portuguese project Plasticus Maritimus (here are the Facebook and Instagram pages).

Here in Ispra (Italy), we do not have an ocean, but we do have a lake that is also very special to us.

In this spirit, the Portuguese Semester started the Lake cleaning challenge Think global, act local! - Let's clean our lakes

To celebrate the Ocean's day we will share with you the results of the challenge and more information will come in the upcoming days!

is planning several beach cleaning actions  that will end up with an event on the 8th of June. More details will come soon. Please stay tuned.

 

*Original version

De todos os cantos do mundo
Amo com amor mais forte e mais profundo
Aquela praia extasiada e nua,
Onde me uni ao mar, ao vento e a lua

Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science: how ♀ scientists do it!

Add to Calendar 2021-02-11 12:30:00 2021-02-11 14:00:00 Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science: how ♀ scientists do it! Don't let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It's your place in the world; it's your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live. Mae Jamison, engineer, physician, and former NASA astronaut; the first black woman to travel into space. Agenda 12:30h  Welcome by Moderator​s Sofia Batista Leite, Joint Research Centre, European Commission ​12:35h Funding and performing science in Portugal: Is gender relevant? Prof. Helena Pereira, President Foundation for Science and Technology, Portugal (FCT) & member of JRC Board of Governors​ ​12:45h A Ciencia: Science is a feminine word​ (the experience of 2020 ERCs) ​How viruses shape societies: Maria Joao Amorim​, Instituto Gulbenkian Ciencia The dance of chromosomes (along with the XX challenges): Raquel Oliveira​, Instituto Gulbenkian Ciencia Reward and aversion: from neurons to circuits to behavior: Ana Joao Rodrigues, ICVS: Life and Health Sciences Research Institute, University of Minho ​13:15h Science for policy in the life sciences and roundtable discussion​ ​Panelists and all participants – men's views wanted! We will be joined by Sandra Caldeira, Monica Bettencourt-Dias, Sandra Coecke and Raquel Gaspar and will jointly answer your questions ​13:55h Keepers of the sea: women wisdom for science Raquel Gaspar, Ocean alive – Launch of online exhibition​ ​14:00h Thank you and learnings from the session​ * This website and the “Portuguese Semester” celebrations are organised by a group of volunteers at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) to promote and disseminate Portuguese culture, on the occasion of the 2021 Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU). This is part of a tradition at the JRC, initiated back in 1992 with the first series of activities to mark the EU Council Portuguese Presidency at the time. Since then, cultural semesters have been organised, as a way to celebrate the culture and traditions of the EU member state that holds the rotating presidency of the Council and bring them closer to the JRC and local communities. * Online PT-Semester 2021 paulorosa.par@gmail.com Europe/Rome public
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Women science, design by Joana Carvalho @IGC

Don't let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It's your place in the world; it's your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.

Mae Jamison, engineer, physician, and former NASA astronaut; the first black woman to travel into space.

Agenda

12:30h  Welcome by Moderator​s
  • Sofia Batista Leite, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
​12:35h Funding and performing science in Portugal: Is gender relevant?
​12:45h A Ciencia: Science is a feminine word​ (the experience of 2020 ERCs)
​13:15h Science for policy in the life sciences and roundtable discussion​
  • Panelists and all participants – men's views wanted!

We will be joined by Sandra Caldeira, Monica Bettencourt-Dias, Sandra Coecke and Raquel Gaspar and will jointly answer your questions

​13:55h Keepers of the sea: women wisdom for science
  • Raquel Gaspar, Ocean alive – Launch of online exhibition
​14:00h Thank you and learnings from the session​

* This website and the “Portuguese Semester” celebrations are organised by a group of volunteers at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) to promote and disseminate Portuguese culture, on the occasion of the 2021 Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU).

This is part of a tradition at the JRC, initiated back in 1992 with the first series of activities to mark the EU Council Portuguese Presidency at the time. Since then, cultural semesters have been organised, as a way to celebrate the culture and traditions of the EU member state that holds the rotating presidency of the Council and bring them closer to the JRC and local communities. *

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World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

Add to Calendar 2021-05-21 12:30:00 2021-05-21 14:00:00 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development The World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development is an occasion to promote culture and highlight the significance of its diversity as an agent of inclusion and positive change. The Portuguese semester wants to add to this reflection "on how cultural diversity contributes to dialogue, mutual understanding, and the social, environmental and economic vectors of sustainable development" by promoting a discussion on the current state of cultural diversity and inclusion of scientists from the Global South in Europe and the cooperation models in science with those countries.  "Although COVID-19 has not succeeded in curbing dialogue among cultures, the long-term consequences of the crisis, especially in economic terms, might inflict severe damage on diversity, as periods of crisis are conducive to concentration and standardization. It is this insidious threat that looms." — Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development Our debate wants to counter that threat! We want to identify the main strongholds and showcase strategies currently applied by several institutions to ensure diversity and inclusiveness in research. We want to invite you to listen and participate in a discussion that has occupied central stage worldwide and concerns many, and many areas of our society including the scientific world. 12.30h Welcome ​by Montezuma Dumangane & Sandra Caldeira 12:40h Integration and diversity in Science: focus on afro-descendants in Portugal Keynote speaker: Cristina Roldão, CIES-IUL - Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology.  Cristina is a sociologist, invited professor at ESE-IPS and a researcher at CIES-IUL. Social inequalities at school are her main field of research, with a particular focus on the processes of exclusion and institutional racism that affect Afro-descendants in Portuguese society.  13:00h How to do better? Examples of integration, inclusion and diversity  How to do better in working environments?  Office for Diversity and Inclusion, European Commission:  Arieta Voivod The Office for Diversity and Inclusion has been recently set up to strengthen the European Commission’s diversity policy in the field of human resources How to improve scientific capacity building? IGC International Collaboration projects: Leonor Ruivo The Gulbenkian Collaborative Centre has a fundamental role in establishing a hub of Science and Innovation of international relevance.  TReND in Africa: Lucia Prieto Godino and Samyra Salek TReND supports scientific capacity building across Africa in biomedical research, namely by supporting and working with African researchers. How to reach out and empower? Native Scientist: Joana Moscoso  Native Scientist is a network of international scientists created to tackle educational disadvantage through science outreach.   13:30h Discussion Panel and Q&A from the public Our Speakers will not be alone in answering your questions! A big shout out to their guests Mahmoud Maina, Akinrinade (Fatunke) Ibukun  (TReND's guests), Fredilson Melo (IGC) and Rafael Galupa (Native Scientist and Cartas com Ciencia). We're so honoured that they'll join us to share their learnings and experiences too.   Connection details Webinar ID: 824 1477 9581 Password: 8087416394 Direct link: https://europa.zoom.us/j/82414779581?pwd=aENlVDd4cVB4MW5EcUQ0UXF0ZHhoUT09 To join this webinar from a Commission PC or laptop: Please confirm that Zoom Meetings is installed on your PC or laptop. If it is not, please visit the 'EC Store' and install it or ask the EC IT HELPDESK to do this. When the webinar is due to begin, please open Zoom Meetings and insert the following Webinar ID: 824 1477 9581 To join this webinar from a private PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: Please click this URL to join. https://europa.zoom.us/j/82414779581?pwd=aENlVDd4cVB4MW5EcUQ0UXF0ZHhoUT09 Password: 8087416394 To join by phone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): Belgium: +32 (0) 2 588 4188 or +32 (0) 3 808 0455 Luxembourg: +352 2786 1188 or +352 2786 4277 Italy: +39 069 480 6488 or +39 069 926 8001 Webinar ID: 824 1477 9581 Password: 8087416394 Other international numbers available: https://europa.zoom.us/u/kbQXPF80F  Photo by fauxels from Pexels Online (zoom) PT-Semester 2021 paulorosa.par@gmail.com Europe/Rome public
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many and diverse hands together over a working table

The World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development is an occasion to promote culture and highlight the significance of its diversity as an agent of inclusion and positive change. The Portuguese semester wants to add to this reflection "on how cultural diversity contributes to dialogue, mutual understanding, and the social, environmental and economic vectors of sustainable development" by promoting a discussion on the current state of cultural diversity and inclusion of scientists from the Global South in Europe and the cooperation models in science with those countries. 

"Although COVID-19 has not succeeded in curbing dialogue among cultures, the long-term consequences of the crisis, especially in economic terms, might inflict severe damage on diversity, as periods of crisis are conducive to concentration and standardization. It is this insidious threat that looms."

— Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

Our debate wants to counter that threat! We want to identify the main strongholds and showcase strategies currently applied by several institutions to ensure diversity and inclusiveness in research. We want to invite you to listen and participate in a discussion that has occupied central stage worldwide and concerns many, and many areas of our society including the scientific world.

12.30h Welcome

by Montezuma Dumangane & Sandra Caldeira

12:40h Integration and diversity in Science: focus on afro-descendants in Portugal

Keynote speaker: Cristina Roldão, CIES-IUL - Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology. 

Cristina is a sociologist, invited professor at ESE-IPS and a researcher at CIES-IUL. Social inequalities at school are her main field of research, with a particular focus on the processes of exclusion and institutional racism that affect Afro-descendants in Portuguese society. 

13:00h How to do better? Examples of integration, inclusion and diversity 

  • How to do better in working environments? 

Office for Diversity and Inclusion, European Commission:  Arieta Voivod

The Office for Diversity and Inclusion has been recently set up to strengthen the European Commission’s diversity policy in the field of human resources

  • How to improve scientific capacity building?

IGC International Collaboration projects: Leonor Ruivo

The Gulbenkian Collaborative Centre has a fundamental role in establishing a hub of Science and Innovation of international relevance. 

TReND in Africa: Lucia Prieto Godino and Samyra Salek

TReND supports scientific capacity building across Africa in biomedical research, namely by supporting and working with African researchers.

  • How to reach out and empower?

Native Scientist: Joana Moscoso 

Native Scientist is a network of international scientists created to tackle educational disadvantage through science outreach.  

13:30h Discussion Panel and Q&A from the public

Our Speakers will not be alone in answering your questions! A big shout out to their guests Mahmoud Maina, Akinrinade (Fatunke) Ibukun  (TReND's guests), Fredilson Melo (IGC) and Rafael Galupa (Native Scientist and Cartas com Ciencia). We're so honoured that they'll join us to share their learnings and experiences too.

 

Connection details

Webinar ID: 824 1477 9581
Password: 8087416394
Direct link: https://europa.zoom.us/j/82414779581?pwd=aENlVDd4cVB4MW5EcUQ0UXF0ZHhoUT09

To join this webinar from a Commission PC or laptop:

Please confirm that Zoom Meetings is installed on your PC or laptop. If it is not, please visit the 'EC Store' and install it or ask the EC IT HELPDESK to do this.

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