Discrimination, diversity and inclusiveness: awareness training for academia

online format



Odile Clavery

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Key Info

Basic Information

Communication and Collaboration
Staff Development Measures:
Spheres of Action:
Promote personal development, Strengthen Equality and Diversity
Staff Development
Participation Fee:
The total cost of the training will be shared among the participants and charged to the respective collaborative research center.


On the first day, participants identify situations characterized by structural discrimination, understand why such situations have emerged, think critically about the specific role they could play in valuing diversity and, finally, to explore how they could contribute to nurturing a more inclusive environment. On the second day, participants meet the trainer in a series of one-to-one sessions where they have the opportunity to discuss their specific situation, explore eventual challenges investigating possible ways forward to support an inclusive professional environment.


- Identifying situations characterized by structural discrimination.

- Understand the reasons behind such a state of affairs.

- Thinking critically about the role that one could play in an increasingly diverse setting.

- Developing a plan of action to become an “agent for change”


- Gender and gender identity.

- Age.

- Racism and ethnic origin.

- Religion and beliefs.

- Disability and chronic disease.

- Sexual identity.


Target Audience

Master students, doctoral candidates, post-doctoral researchers, PIs as well as professors who work in research groups (SFB, GRK, IRTG, SPP, KFO) with DFG-Gender equality funds. This is a beginners' workshop specifically targeted at people with no or very limited experience with issues pertaining to discrimination, diversity and inclusion. The workshop is therefore not targeted at people that already had an opportunity to engage with these topics. The workshop is specifically aimed at those people that – like the trainer himself – belong to socio-demographic groups that, historically, have been the main beneficiaries of social, institutionalized and structural forms of discrimination.

Qualification of the Instructor / Coach

Dr. Matteo Garavoglia is Research Associate at the University of Oxford. Previously, he was the Italy Program Fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Centre on the United States and Europe and Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nietze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington DC. Matteo was educated at the universities of London (SOAS), Paris (Sciences Po) and Berlin (FUB). He lived in twelve countries across four continents and speaks English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.



This online training will take place on:

June, the 14th from 09:30 a.m. to 06:30 p.m.

June, the 15th from 09:00 a.m. to 04:00 p.m.

Course Coordinator:Matteo Garavoglia
Slots: up to 12
External registration