Equality, diversity and inclusion

The Computer Vision Center (CVC) is firmly committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. CVC's vision stands on equal opportunities and non-discrimination for everybody independently of their gender, ethnicity, religion, age, sexual orientation, functional diversity, social class, marital status or nationality. These principles are rooted in CVC's core values and culture, they guide all activities developed in our research center.

We continuously work on creating an inclusive organization where everyone can feel safe and comfortable. In alignment with this, CVC counts on an Equality Plan (2021-2025) that serves as a roadmap for our actions, the Equality Committee that ensures the success of equal opportunities and non-discrimination principles and a protocol for dealing with, preventing and eradicating workplace harassment.

In addition, CVC was awarded in 2013 with the HRS4R, "HR Excellence in Research" seal, guaranteeing once again our commitment as an equal opportunity employer.

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CVC's Equality Committee

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Members:

  • Laura Martín Montañez (Communications & Marketing)
  • Coen Antens (Technological Innovation Unit)
  • Aura Hernández (Researcher)
  • Marta Vallejo (General Manager)
  • Claire Pérez (Research Projects Office)
  • Oriol Ramos (Researcher)
  • Eva Caballero (HHRR)
  • Fátima Itzel López (Technology Transfer)
  • Asma Bensalah (PhD student)

The CVC's Equality Committee, established on 12 November 2021, aims to guarantee the implementation of positive measures detailed in the Equality Plan and ensures the success of equal opportunities and non-discrimination principles. The Committee tasks are:

  • Follow-up the actions to be carried out and described in CVC's Equality Plan
  • Create work studies, reports and/or proposals to enforce the principle of equal opportunities
  • Propose the modification of the plan, if necessary, to adapt it to the new circumstances of the center
  • Collect and channel the initiatives and suggestions proposed by the staff concerning equal opportunities

CVC's Equality Plan

The main goal of CVC's Equality plan is to guarantee comprehensive gender and equal opportunities for everyone. This goal is extended to include the promotion of non-discrimination based on ethnicity, religion, age, sexual orientation, functional diversity, social class, marital status or nationality.

Furthermore, the plan intends to create a productive, inspiring and motivating workplace with measures tailored to CVC's employees, thus balancing their professional and personal lives.

This Equality Plan takes into account and adapts the recommendations and guidelines from the European Commission, "Horizon Europe Guidance on Gender Equality Plans" guide.

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Equality news

CVC has successfully renewed the accreditation “Excellence in HR” of the European Commission

December 13, 2022

CVC has successfully fulfilled the HRS4R accreditation renewal process. The “Excellence in Human Resources” seal is an accreditation awarded by the European Commission to institutions and research centres that excel in implementing good human resources practices.  The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R) supports institutions and research centers in implementing the European Charter & Code … Read more

CVC facilitates a sustainable menstruation toilet

December 12, 2022

The Computer Vision Center (CVC) is firmly committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. CVC’s vision on gender stands on equal treatment for everybody independently of their gender identity, sexual orientation or gender expression. We work to create an inclusive space where everyone can feel safe and comfortable.     Being aware of the negative impact of non-reusable menstruation options for the … Read more

Alex Gómez-Villa is presenting “Do machines dream about visual illusions?” at PRISMA’22 Conference

November 14, 2022

The PRISMA Conference is organised every year by the Association for affective-sexual and gender diversity in Science, Technology and Innovation. This 2022 edition will be held in Barcelona on 13-15 November. Our PhD researcher Alex Gómez-Villa is participating in the “Short Talks” session on 14 November with the presentation “Do machines dream about visual illusions?” … Read more

CVC’s Equality Plan & Equality Web Portal

October 5, 2022

In alignment with our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, the CVC’s Equality Committee is pleased to announce the CVC’s Equality Plan (2021-2022)  👉 Check it out in English | Catalan | Spanish CVC’s Equality Plan (2021-2025), which serves as a roadmap for our actions, aims to guarantee comprehensive gender and equal opportunities for everyone … Read more

Alex Gómez-Villa presenta “¿Sueñan las máquinas con ilusiones visuales?” en la Noche Europea de la Investigación

October 4, 2022

El pasado 30 de septiembre, el CVC participó en la #EuropeanResearchersNight🌙 con un taller sobre IA 🤖 y percepción 👁️‍🗨️ “¿Sueñan las máquinas con ilusiones visuales?” impartido por nuestra PhD Alex Gomez-Villa, apoyada por nuestra especialista en Comunicación Científica Laura Martín Montañez en CosmoCaixa, Museo de la Ciencia. Aunque el taller estaba dirigido a público … Read more

CVC women researchers included in the Special issue ‘Women in AI’ (MDPI journal)

October 3, 2022

The paper 📄 ‘Recognition of the Mental Workloads of Pilots in the Cockpit Using EEG Signals’, by our #CVCPeople Dr Aura Hernandez Sabaté and Dr Debora Gil (& José Yauri), was published in the ‘#WomeninAI‘ special issue, MDPI Open Access Journal. This issue features 17 research articles on the field of #AI that have a woman as the first author. Read the paper ➡️ https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3417/12/5/2298/htm

Dr. Petia Radeva featured in CSIC’s female researchers Ranking

September 7, 2022

Dr. Petia Radeva, a Computer Vision Center (CVC) and University of Barcelona Senior Researcher, has been included in the first 6% ranking of the Spanish and foreign most cited female researchers according to Google Scholar.  The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), as part of its commitment on gender equality, published the first edition of the Spanish and foreign female researchers ranking (Spain-based researchers). This ranking was built from data collected from personal Google Scholar … Read more

CVC sets up all-gender restrooms

July 17, 2022

Restrooms are commonly designated with gendered signage for males and females. However, it is important to be aware of the harmful stereotypes this broadly accepted dichotomy reinforces. In order to overcome this negative effect, bathrooms should be redesigned to be more inclusive.  The Computer Vision Center (CVC) is firmly committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. CVC’s vision on gender stands on equal … Read more

CVC’s Equality Commission participates in the III SOMMa Gender Equality Event

June 17, 2022

On June 17, Laura Martín Montañez and Asma Bensalah attended the III Event on Gender Equality of the SOMM alliance on behalf of the Computer Vision Center (CVC) Equality Commission. The event, an open debate on gender issues, took place at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2). Asma Bensalah, PhD student and member … Read more

CVC’s Equality Commission visits the exhibition “Una Mirada LGTBI+ a Planeta Vida”

June 15, 2022

The permanent exhibition “Una mirada LGTBI+ a Planeta Vida” at the Museum of Natural Sciences of Barcelona invites visitors to explore with an LGTBIQA+ perspective the sexual diversity that exists on the animal kingdom. On June 15, Laura Martín Montañez, on behalf of CVC’s Equality Commission, attended the exhibition guided by Simon Perera. He is curator of the exhibition … Read more

Activities

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#11F: Women and Girls in Science Day

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#8M: Women's Day

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Meet our female talent

CVC researcher Alicia Fornés receiving the Dona TIC award

Dona TIC Awards 

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