Genders, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion - GEDI

The Genders, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (GEDI) Working Group of MCAA (former Gender Equality and Diversity for Mobile Researchers in Science Working Group) has been active since 2014. In the past years, the WG has been moving from a specific focus on enhancing the inclusion of women in research to a broader scope: promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion in research beyond any individual characteristic. Among the primary goals of the WG is to investigate challenges and develop possible solutions in order to boost equity, diversity, and inclusion at all research career stages – from early stages towards leadership levels. Another goal is to ensure that MCAA itself stands for and implements fair treatment of any underrepresented group in all our activities.

GEDI WG has organized several workshops, seminars, and conference sessions and collaborated with several organizations with similar goals. Its current and future activities aim to reach a broader audience and engage more people, including policymakers, to participate in the debate for equal opportunities in career development and for a healthier work-life balance. 


WG Board members:

Chair: Nadia Metoui

Interim chair: Magdalini Theodoridou

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Membership of the Chapter is free

But we hope you will contribute your energy and enthusiasm to support our activities



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Nadia Metoui

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Magdalini Theodoridou

interim Chair

Latest Events

MCAA Around the World Webinar with Switzerland Chapter on Science Diplomacy! Title: “Exploring the Vital Role of Science Diplomacy and Evidence-Based Policy in Educating Future Scientists", Date & Time: Friday 14 June 2024, 1700-1830 CEST


We're thrilled to invite you to our upcoming MCAA Around the World webinar with the MCAA Swiss Chapter on science diplomacy and evidence-based policy! In this insightful session, experts will delve into how science diplomacy and evidence-based policy shape the education and careers of future scientists. Discover how these crucial elements drive innovation, international collaboration, and informed decision-making!

2nd Conference of the Researcher Mental Health Observatory (ReMO 2023)


THEME: "Evidence-Based Interventions for Fostering Healthy Academic Workplaces" The ReMO COST Action focuses on wellbeing and mental health within academia, a theme of strategic importance for the European Research Area and beyond. We would like to invite our fellow researchers and practitioners to critically think about reporting on Evidence-Based Interventions for Fostering Healthy Academic Workplaces. How can stakeholders in the research environment develop interventions tackling this challenge in a rapidly changing world? We therefore hope for an inspiring conference with presentations, workshops and keynotes that will not only showcase the newest findings about the cognitive, motivational, and emotional aspects of Researcher Mental Health and Well-being, but will also be a place to discuss the global challenges that shape the present and will define the future of our research workplaces. The conference will be a hybrid conference within the context of the ReMO COST Action with free online participation and in-person attendance at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary.

1st Conference of the Researcher Mental Health Observatory (ReMO 2022)


The 1st Conference of the Researcher Mental Health Observatory (ReMO 2022) will take place as a Hybrid Conference on 25th-26th August, 2022 in Budapest, Hungary. ReMO 2022 will focus on Bridging Research and Practice in Fostering Healthy Academic Workplaces

Picture a Scientist: Virtual Film Screening and Panel discussion organised by the MCAA Brazil Chapter


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