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AMU hosted a training in gender-neutral recruitment and promotion in the framework of WE4LEAD

28 March 2024
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Thirty future trainers were coached within the WE4LEAD (Women Empowerment for LEADership and Equity in Higher Education Institutions) project to spread the word in their universities abut the implicit gender bias. The training involved introducing tools and methods to measure equality and to extend its achievements to other higher education establishments and their social and economic environment. 

The WE4LEAD project is an Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education (CBHE) project which aims to increase women's access to the highest decision-making positions, in order to contribute to a fully inclusive governance and management of higher education institutions (HEIs). It is part of a wider ambition to transform the governance of HEIs around the Mediterranean by spreading a culture of gender equality. The coaching sessions were held by the Aix-Marseille Université’s Vice-President for Equality between women and men and the fight against discrimination, in collaboration with the Lebanease University co-coordinating the project. 

Inside the project 

The project is being developed within the framework of the Téthys Consortium of Euro-Mediterranean Universities. It was created in the year 2000, by 22 universities around the Mediterranean, as an extension of the Barcelona Process.

Led by Aix-Marseille Université, the network currently comprises over 70 universities from 19 countries, including Sapienza Università di Roma and Universidad Autonoma de Madrid - both members of the CIVIS Alliance. It is a forum for cultural and scientific exchange, making a strong and lasting contribution to the construction of the Euro-Mediterranean Higher Education, Research and Innovation Area. All the universities involved in the WE4LEAD project are members of the Consortium.

Discover more in the original story,  in French