International MEFHLD March 8: Focus on the We4Lead

L’autonomisation des femmes pour le LEADership et l’équité dans les
L’autonomisation des femmes pour le LEADership et l’équité dans les établissements d’enseignement supérieur - Women’s Empowerment For Leadership and Equity in Higher Education Institutions
Or how Aix Marseille Université is helping to transform higher education governance for gender equality in the Mediterranean. The "WE4LEAD - Women’s Empowerment for LEADership and Equity in Higher Education Institutions" project promotes gender equality in higher education institutions around the Mediterranean, focusing on improving women’s access to the highest decision-making positions, in order to contribute to fully inclusive governance. It aims to introduce tools and methods for measuring equality, and to extend its achievements to other higher education establishments and their social and economic environment.

On December 14, President Éric Berton held the WE4LEAD Project Launch Conference and Charter Signing at the Pharo, confirming Aix-Marseille Université’s ever-stronger commitment to gender equality.

The ambition and unique, innovative role that the WE4LEAD CBHE ERASMUS+ project , co-funded by the European Union, has to play in transforming the governance of partner universities also involves training. Isabelle Régner, Aix-Marseille Université’s Vice-President for Gender Equality and the Fight against Discrimination, is coordinating the project in collaboration with the Lebanese University, co-sponsor of the Work package Formations. In January 2024, she trained some thirty future trainers from partner universities (Lebanese University and Université Antonine - UA (Lebanon), Sapienza Università di Roma (Italy), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain), Université de Constantine3 (Algeria), Université de Tunis El Manar and Université de Sousse (Tunisia)). Training in implicit gender bias represents a concrete tool developed within the WE4LEAD project for these trainers, who will in turn work in their universities.

Watch the videos compiled by all the university presidents involved Screening - Partners

We4Lead project: Empowering women for LEADership and equity in higher education institutions

A look back at the Pharo launch conference December 14, 2023

Vice Presidency Equality between Women and Men and the Fight against Discrimination