Mentoring – tool for development of diversity, internationalism and interdisciplinarity in science/academia

Prague, Czech Republic, 23rd–24th November 2017


Mentoring programs

A tool to develop gender equality, diversity, internationalism and interdisciplinarity in research and academia
eument-net Workshop and General Assembly
Prague, Czech Republic, 23rd–24th November 2017 


  • To discuss and find the possibilities of international and interdisciplinary collaboration among academic mentoring programs and academic institutions to strengthen international and interdisciplinary research collaboration of researchers through cooperation of individual mentoring programs
  • To share experiences among coordinators of academic mentoring programs to discuss setting up or enhancing of mentoring programs’ or institutions’ range of services for researchers and academicians, especially women
  • To reflect on mentoring as a career development tool for women and other underrepresented groups in research and academia

Target groups

  • Beside academic mentoring programs coordinators the eument-net workshop will also be useful for those who are new to the field but are interested in improving the professional development of research and academic staff at their institution, setting up mentoring program/s and/or applying for cultural and institutional change projects, e.g. in H2020.
  • The eument-net workshop provides an opportunity for specialists in staff development and representatives of HR departments of research and academic institutions to exchange with experienced coordinators, be inspired, seek advice, make contacts and find prospective project partners to cooperate with.


You can register HERE


23 November 2017 EUMENT-NET WORKSHOP

  9:00 Registration opens
  9:30 Opening and Welcome Kateřina Cidlinská, Centre for Gender & Science, Institute of Sociology, Czech Academy of Sciences
  9:40 Mutual Introduction of Attendees
  10:10 Keynote presentations:

10:10-10:40 Changing mentoring in changing gender equality policies – mentoring as part of cultural and institutional change

Helen Füger, Chair of eument-net, Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne

10:40-11:10 Disciplinary differences of mentees needs and their fulfilment through the mentoring program

(presentation will include description of Centre for Gender & Science mentoring program and welcome of book of interviews with mentees)

Kateřina Cidlinská, Centre for Gender & Science

11:10-11:25 Discussion

  11:25 Coffee break

Presentations of individual mentoring programs I.

  11:40 11:40-12:45 Programs for women in all disciplines – 5x 10 min presentations, 15 min discussion

  • Ekaterina Masetkina, Heinrich-Heine-University Dusseldorf, SelmaMeyerMentoring
  • Maria Carmela Agodi and Ilenia Picardi, University of Naples Federico II, Mentoring Program GENOVATE@UNINA
  • Olivia Och, University of Geneva, Mentorat relève – Subside tremplin – Mentoring for international companies
  • Michaela Gindl and Doris Czepa, Danube University Krems, Career-
    Mentoring III
  • Muriel Besson, University of Fribourg, Réseau romand de mentoring pour femmes
  12:45 Coffee break
12:55 12:55-13:40 Programs for women in STEM disciplines – 4x 10 min presentations, 15 min discussion

  • Anika Ostermaier-Grabow, University of Hamburg, dynaMENT Mentoring for Women in Natural Sciences
  • Evelyn Rusdea, University Freiburg, kite-mentoring
  • Ulrike Kéré, Goethe University Frankfurt (+ 10 other Hessian Universities), Mentoring Hessen (ProCareer.MINT, ProCareer.Doc, ProAcademia, ProProfessur)
  • Marta Chiarinotti, Kiel University, via:mento_ocean
  13:40 Lunch break

Presentations of individual mentoring programs II.

  14:30 14:30-15:35 Programs for both women and men in all disciplines – 5x 10 min presentations, 15 min discussion

  • Maja Heidenreich, University of Stuttgart, Cross Cultural Mentoring Program
  • Dieter De Bruyn, Ghent University, MenTa – Talent also needs Mentoring
  • Katrin Pieper, University of Cologne, Mentoring for Scholars at Risk (SAR Mentoring)

Programs for both women and men in STEM disciplines – 3x 10 min presentations, 10 min discussion

  • Anna Mittnerová, University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, Mentoring programme for early stage researchers
  • Helene Füger, Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Mentoring for Ph.D. candidates
  15:35 Coffee break – individual work – informal discussions about possible cooperation
  15:50 Introduction of ideas of cooperation between programs in the framework of eument-net
  16:30 End of the day
  19:30 Dinner


All interested in joining eument-net with their mentoring programme are welcomed on General Assembly!

10:00 Welcome – Helene Füger
10:05 Adoption of Minutes of 7th GA
Review of activities since Sept. 2014 – Helene Füger
10:10 Discussion and vote on proposed change of Statutes
11:00 Resignations, Presentation of candidates & vote
11:20 Discussion of future activities
11:35 Balance & budget
11:45 Approval of new membership applications
12:00 End of the GA


Address: Academic Conference Centre, Husova 4a, Prague 1,

Location: 50.0845950N, 14.4182775E


via Metro
The nearest metro stations are Staroměstská on green line „A“ and Národní třída on yellow line „B“. After a 10 minute walk you reach the Academic Conference Center.

If you take green line „A“, get off on Staroměstská station and leave the station towards the Staroměstské náměstí. Turn right on the first corner to the Kaprova street. Cross the Mariánské náměstí (you can admire Town Hall on your left) and hold on the right to the Husova street. After passing the Church of St. Giles (Kostel sv. Jiljí) Academic Conference Center will by on your left.
You can follow a map here:

If you take a yellow line „B“, get off on Národní třída station. Turn right and go along the shopping center. Cross the crossroad and keep on going straight via Na Perštýně street. On the next crossroad keep left to the Husova street. Academic Conference Center will be on your right.
You can follow a map here:

Via Tram
The nearest tram station is Národní třída station for trams number 2, 9, 18, 22 and 23. It is also the metro station Národní třída so please follow the instruction for yellow metro line „B“.

Recommended Accommodation

Rezidence Dlouhá 17
Charles Bridge Palace
Hotel Eurostars Thalia
St. Havel Residence
Apartments Národní
Design Hotel Metropol
Old Prague Hotel
Hotel U Zlatého Stromu
Hotel Palac U Kocku Prague


Local Organizer:
National Contact Centre fo Gender & Science (NKC), Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences

For any inquiry concerning the conference, please contact Martina Fucimanova on