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EASP – European Association of Social Psychology

Gender Diversity Across Europe – Devising Solutions from Interdisciplinary and Intersectoral Perspectives

14.11.2023, by Marie Gustafsson Sendén

Conference in Bern, Switzerland, June 12-14, 2024
Submission of proposals by January 31, 2024

G-versity logo, Marie Gustafsson Sendén
G-versity logo, Marie Gustafsson Sendén

The European Research and Training Network G-VERSITY – Achieving Gender Diversity is an interdisciplinary and intersectoral research and training network funded by the European Commission ( G-VERSITY aims at fostering new kinds of expertise needed to achieve a more balanced representation of women and men as well as of sexual and gender minority (SGM) groups in professions and positions in which these groups historically have been underrepresented. The network started in 2021 and has involved research groups from psychology, education, management, business administration, media and communication studies, as well as non-academic partners related to these topics.

The capstone G-VERSITY conference aims for an exchange of the most recent theoretical and practical insights about how to attain gender diversity. The conference is structured around four topics that have been central to the G-VERSITY project:
- Gendered pathways and career choices
- Gender diversity at work
- Intersectional and postcolonial perspectives on gender and race
- Research beyond the gender binary and heteronormativity

We invite practitioners, junior, and senior researchers to engage in a dialogue on gender diversity solutions and evidence-based interventions. The two-day conference is organized in symposia and poster sessions, including time for integrative discussions and plans for future collaborations. Participants who want to present their research are invited to submit an abstract of 250 words maximum to the conference webpage ( by January 31, 2024.

The submission abstract should include information about the research question, underlying theory, methods, results, and discussion including recommendations for practice. We particularly value empirical, cross-cultural, interdisciplinary, and multi-method submissions. We encourage symposia with a participatory, interactive format involving the audience. More detailed information is given on the conference webpage. Notification of acceptance will be communicated via email in February 2024.

The registration fee is 150 Swiss Francs (CHF) for practitioners and faculty members, and 100 CHF for postdoc and PhD students. Please note that the fee includes food and drinks at coffee breaks and lunch buffets; transport and accommodation costs are not covered.

The G-VERSITY network members are looking forward to seeing you in Bern!

Sabine Sczesny, University of Bern (G-VERSITY coordinator)
Sylvie Graf, Czech Academy of Sciences (conference organizer)
Marie Gustafsson Sendén, Stockholm University (conference organizer)
Yvonne Benschop & Inge Bleijenbergh, Radboud University
Andrea Carnaghi, University of Trieste
Peter Hegarty, Open University
Margreth Lünenborg & Carola Richter, Freie Universität Berlin
Katariina Salmela-Aro, University of Helsinki
Harriet Tenenbaum, University of Surrey

For all enquiries concerning the G-VERSITY conference, please contact:
Sabine Sczesny

G-VERSITY has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 953326