Marine@UGent Joins Forces with WINBIG to Advance Gender Equality in the Blue Economy | Marine@Ugent

Marine@UGent Joins Forces with WINBIG to Advance Gender Equality in the Blue Economy

The WinBig project, which stands for "Women in Blue Economy" is dedicated to the development of female- and basin-tailored capacity-building programs. These initiatives are designed to bolster the participation and representation of women in the ever-expanding field of Blue Economy. With a strong focus on EU geographies and diverse sectors within the Blue Economy, WinBig aims to bridge gender gaps and foster a more balanced and equitable industry.

By aligning with the WinBig project, Marine@UGent underscores its dedication to supporting initiatives that promote gender equality, diversity, and inclusivity in the marine and maritime sectors. We believe that a gender-balanced Blue Economy not only enhances opportunities for women but also enriches the sector's innovation and sustainability.

For more detailed information about the WinBig project and its objectives, please visit the official website: WinBig Project.


Marine@UGent's commitment to the WinBig project extends to our renowned Blue Science and Technology Summer Training. As a part of our dedication to fostering gender equality, this summer school has consistently attracted a diverse and enthusiastic audience, with a notable presence of women participants. Moreover, our commitment to promoting gender balance goes beyond attendance figures, as we actively feature lectures by influential women leaders in the Blue Economy. Through our Summer Training program, we aim to provide a dynamic platform for knowledge exchange and empowerment, amplifying the voices of women in the field while contributing to the WinBig project's overarching mission of promoting gender inclusivity across the Blue Economy sectors. For more information about our Summer Training program, please visit here.

Together, we're making strides towards a more balanced and vibrant future for the Blue Economy.




Marine@UGent is excited to be a part of this transformative journey towards a more inclusive and gender-balanced Blue Economy. We encourage all our scientific members to explore the WinBig project's initiatives and join us in championing this vital cause.

Together, we can make a significant impact in advancing gender equality and diversity in the Blue Economy. Stay tuned for updates on our collaborative efforts with WinBig as we work towards a more inclusive and equitable future for the maritime and marine research sectors.


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