Latest News


Workshop on Gender Equality Plans (GEPs) in Higher Education Institutions

The Union for the Mediterranean is organizing a Workshop on Gender Equality Plans (GEPs) in Higher Education Institutions, that will take place on 12 December 2023 from 10h to 13h CET online.
The workshop aims to explore the importance of GEPs in Higher Education Institutions, address challenges in their development, and encourage collaboration for gender equality in academia, with a specific focus on STEM. Please find the draft agenda and concept note here for further information.

Learn More +

WE4LEAD in the Seminar

WE4LEAD au Seminar for "Gender Equality" referents

September 29, 2023, Ministry of Defence, Paris, France

The WE4LEAD project - Women's Empowerment for LEADership and Equity in Higher Education Institutions - mentioned to counter the influence of gender stereotypes on cognitive performance and recruitment decisions during a speech by its director Isabelle Régner, Vice-President for Gender Equality and the Fight against Discrimination at Aix-Marseille University, at the Seminar for "gender equality" referents at the French Ministry of the Armed Forces.


WE4LEAD in the spotlight at the Tethys Annual General Meeting

July 5, 2023, Sousse University, Sousse, Tunisia

The WE4LEAD project - Women's Empowerment for LEADership and Equity in Higher Education Institutions, the CBHE Erasmus+ project, took center stage at the Téthys General Assembly.
Following the presentation of the project by all the partners (the co-sponsors of eight Working Packages), and to close the event, Isabelle Régner (Professor and Vice-President in charge of Gender Equality and Anti-Discrimination, Aix-Marseille University and WE4LEAD Project Director) and Boutheina Ben Hassine (Professor and Coordinator of the Parity Unit, University of Sousse) gave two lectures on gender equality in academia.

Round Table

Round Table « Including gender in science and promoting gender diversity: What is the role of higher education ? »

June 22, 2023, Université Nice Côte d'Azur, Nice, France
The WE4LEAD project - Women's Empowerment for LEADership and Equity in Higher Education Institutions presented by Isabelle Régner, Vice-President Egalité Femmes Hommes et Lutte contre les Discriminations Aix-Marseille Université as a concrete example of international collaboration to raise awareness of implicit gender biases among all partner university juries at the round table "Including gender in science and promoting gender diversity: what role for higher education?"

Isabelle Régner's intervention is available at (from the 45th to the 54th minute of the recording)
Video link


EMEA Webinar “Women’s Economic and Financial Empowerment in the Mediterranean and Africa: What has been achieved and what remains to be done?”

This webinar aims to assess achievements, take stock of barriers and explore opportunities, innovative approaches, best practices, and policy recommendations to advance women’s economic empowerment with a focus on the Mediterranean and Africa.
This webinar provides a platform for knowledge sharing, dialogue, and collaboration by gathering international experts, practitioners, and stakeholders from diverse backgrounds and for encouraging collaboration among various stakeholders to drive collective action in advancing women’s economic and financial empowerment.

Click the link below to download the PDF file: Download PDF

Learn More +

Call for papers

Digital transition: opportunities and challenges for women at university" at Titu Maiorescu University - Bucharest (Romania) on November 23 and 24, 2023

RESUFF's aim is to draw up a diagnosis of the contribution made by digital technology in this field at the level of its partner establishments. At a time when digital technology has become indispensable, and when the challenges of artificial intelligence are already being debated, RESUFF hopes to contribute to an accurate analysis of the situation for women at university, and to initiate the necessary remedial action by contributing to a better appreciation of digital tools and the possibilities they offer, particularly for female university professionals in their professional emancipation.

Learn More +


Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency. Neither the European Union nor the European Education and Culture Executive Agency can be held responsible for them.