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The Gendered Innovations training programme by the nexus Institute in cooperation with TU Berlin demonstrates how sex and gender analysis can be an applicable tool to various industries in order to unclose vital paths for a world recognized in its diversity. Anita Thaler provided the VITAPATCH case study to share insights about the background of "Gendered Innovations" as well as the application of participatory methods for adapting the concept.

When it comes to implementing Gender Equality Plans (GEPs) in research organisations many organisations still rather want to ‘fix the women’ than ‘fix the system’. The EU project CHANGE (2018-2022) aimed on this systemic level by using knowledge co-production to tackle specific organisational and country-specific challenges.

At the end of our project "Development of social gardening in Graz: Concepts and the relation to food justice" we invite you to an event on Wednesday, December 7th, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Festsaal of the Heilandskirche (Kaiser-Josef-Platz 9, 8010 Graz). Please register by tuesday, December 6th, 4 p.m., number of places are limited: david [punkt] steinwender at ifz [punkt] at.

On behalf of the Styrian University Conference, our colleague David Steinwender works on the continuation of the exhibition for schools "Climate Crisis and Change in Awareness". The exhibition together with accompanying material is being developed as part of the project "Climate Crisis - Let's Act Now!". In the latest issue of the journal GAIA, the project is described and its challenges are highlighted.


An article on the revised Austrian Action Plan on Sustainable Public Procurement is published in the latest issue of the magazine "Das kommunale Magazin für einen nachhaltigen Einkauf".

Our longtime colleague at the joint institute "Technology and Science Studies" (with locations in Graz – at IFZ – and in Klagenfurt – at the university) Wilhelm – Willi – Berger says goodbye to his well-deserved retirement.