(ONLINE) HRJust Intersect Observatory: Launch

Join us for an online roundtable discussion on the role of research centres, laboratories, observatories, and think tanks in civil society, co-organised by the Institute of International Relations in Prague, the World Trade Institute of the University of Bern, and the University of Helsinki.

20. 5. 2024 (10:00)

The Intersect Observatory is set up as part of the HRJust project to promote a debate and dialogue on the states’ use of human rights justifications, approaching this with a lens of intersectionality. The Observatory monitors the human rights justification through the findings and materials produced by the HRJust project and aims to raise knowledge and promote a healthy debate and dialogue in this area through its digital library, work-in-progress seminars, web interviews and video blogs on emerging issues, inclusive democracy and gender.

The webinar of 20 May 2024 marks the launch of the Intersect Observatory website, which will be presented during the event.

In addition, speakers from academia, international organizations, and civil society have been invited to present a range of initiatives and resonate on the contribution of research centres, laboratories, observatories and think tanks to civil society.

Be a part of this important conversation shaping inclusive democracy and gender equality!
Reserve your spot by registering below, you will be sent a Microsoft Teams link to join before the event.

Day 1 20/05/2024

10:00 - 10:10

Welcome and presentation of the HRJust project

Prof. Maria Grahn-Farley Coordinator of the HRJust project, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
10:10 - 10:25

Presentation of the Intersect Observatory

Dr Federica Cristani Institute of International Relations in Prague, Czech Republic
10:25 - 10:40

Roundtable: The OSCE Researcher-in-Residence Programme as Platform for Reflective Dialogue

Ms Marcela Zarubova The OSCE Documentation Centre in Prague
10:40 - 10:55

Roundtable: Unruly Natures

Prof. Federico Luisetti University of St.Gallen, Switzerland
10:55 - 11:10

Roundtable: The European Observatory on Gender in STI: a Hub Supporting Gender Equality in International Cooperation in STI

Dr Yolanda Ursa Director of Innovation Management at INMARK, H2020 project GENDER STI
11:10 - 11:25

Roundtable: The Observatory of the European Charter for Equality: Achieving Gender Equality at the Local Level

Ms Annelies Coessens Gender and Diversity Officer, Council of European Municipalities and Regions
11:25 - 11:40

Roundtable: 'Know the GAP!' and the GEM Project, Introduction of the Gender Team of the World Trade Institute, University of Bern

Dr Nicolò Alessi World Trade Institute, University of Bern, Switzerland
11:40 - 11:55

Roundtable: University Centre for Conflict and Post-Conflict Studies (Faculty of Law of Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic)

Prof. Veronika Bílková Charles University and Institute of International Relations in Prague, Czech Republic
11:55 - 12:10

Roundtable: V4 Think Tank Platform. Bottom-up Cooperation in Times of Geopolitical Divisions

Dr Asya Metodieva Institute of International Relations in Prague, Czech Republic
12:10 - 12:30

Roundtable: Discussion and concluding remarks