Neth-ER and TNO cordially invite you to join the webinar ‘The Gender Dimension in European RD&I’ on September 2nd from 16:00 to 17:30.

Registration opened: Webinar ‘The Gender Dimension in European RD&I’

The Gender Dimension in European RD&I  

On September 2nd, Neth-ER and TNO are hosting an event on the gender dimension in European research, development & innovation. This webinar aims at scrutinizing the gender dimension in the European RD&I policy agenda and at exploring how the gender dimension can best be integrated into RD&I projects. Furthermore, we will discuss how knowledge institutions organize themselves to promote gender balance, and gendered innovations.

To these aims, the event will provide a platform for knowledge institutions and policymakers to exchange information, best practices and case studies at research and institutional level.

Topics that will be addressed include:

•             Gender dimension & policy
•             Gender dimension in Horizon Europe
•             Gender dimension in knowledge institutions
•             Gendered innovations


16:00 - 16:05     Introduction by Christine Balch, Head of EU Affairs, TNO

16:05 - 16:20     Keynote speech by Sergej Možina, Coordinator Research and Space of the
                            Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU
16:20 - 16:35     Presentation by Jeanne Lenders, Policy Officer for Gender Equality,
                            DG Research and Innovation - European Commission
16:35 - 17:15     Panel discussion on the gender dimension in knowledge institutions
                            and gendered innovations, moderated by Christine Balch,
                            Head of EU Affairs, TNO                                                  

                            Panel members:
                            •             Marcela Linková, GENDERACTION coordinator and 
                                          Chair of ERAC Working Group on Gender in R&I                          
                            •             Oana van der Togt, Senior Business Developer Space
                                          and Scientific Instrumentation, TNO
                            •             Ineke Klinge, Rapporteur Gendered Innovations 2
                                          and Chair Horizon 2020 Advisory Group on Gender

17:15-17:30       Wrap-up, Q&A and closure - Christine Balch, Head of EU Affairs, TNO

Practical information and registration form

The event will take place on Thursday September 2nd from 16:00 to 17:30 via Microsoft Teams. The event will be held in English. Registration takes place via this link and is possible until August 31st. Prior to the event, participants will receive a Microsoft Teams-link to the webinar. The webinar will be recorded and a recap will appear on the Neth-ER website. For further questions about the registration and the programme, please contact

This webinar is jointly organised by Neth-ER and TNO.