On October 26th the members of our Community of Practice gathered together for one last meeting, before the project's end,set for tthe end of October.
This last meeting gave us the opportunity to reflect on future common undertakings and collaboration opportunities as well as a chance to recall and discuss the main achievements and the most important event of our Community of Practice.
The members of the Community of Practice had the chance to meet in person on the occassion of the kick-off meeting (December 2019) and the first thematic meeting of the community, which was dedicated on Evaluation and Impact Assessment. The co-vid context, meant for us -just like for all other sister Communities of Practice- switching all our events online, a much better approach than giving up all together.
12 online meetings were organised, all dedicated on a specific theme. Some topics were treated by more than one meeting. The meetings featured from 1 to 3 invited speakers. The themes covered had a broad range: from Gender-Based Violence to the challenges faced by Early Career Researchers, from the DORA declaration to the history of Gender Equality Plans in Europe the topics were chosesn in collaboration owth the community members so that they suit their needs.
Capital for the Community of Practice was the transition to a new form and structure of research collaboration, thanks to the COST Action CA 20137, Making Young Researchers' Voices Heard for Gender Equality, which was launched on October 20th and 21st and will last for four years (https://www.cost.eu/actions/CA20137/).
Another very interesting outcome was our contribution to the French translation of the GEAM survey, which will be soon launched online via the central https://geam.act-on-gender.eu/ page.
Strategies also had the great opportunity of collaborating with ACT friends and colleagues from Alt+G and LifeSciCop for the ACT Policy Brief entitled "How to support Communities of Practice for driving institutional change towards gender equality". Three more briefs were released and are available in the main ACT Highlights page (https://www.act-on-gender.eu/act-highlights).
More details as well as theoretical and methodological reflections will follow with the publication of a dedicated book chapter on Strategies (in preparation), in an edited volume which will feature the work and achievements of other sister ACT Communities of Practice. More information on that will follow soon.