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.
CVC's Equality Committee
- 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.
#CVCWomenInScience poster collection
We’re launching the #CVCWomeninScience posters campaign aimed to spread awareness and showcase the incredible work of our female researchers and inspire the next generation of female scientists. Our CVC Women in Science posters were created using generative models (Stable Diffusion and Style Transfer) and we got inspired by the Nevertheless podcast STEM Role Models Posters … Read more
#100tífiques: promoting science and technology among young people and enhancing female role models
Several female scientists from the Computer Vision Center (CVC) participated in the #100tífiques programme, an initiative promoted by the Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation (FCRI) and the Barcelona Institute for Science and Technology (BIST) in collaboration with the Education Department of the Generalitat of Catalonia. The #100tífiques programme aims to raise awareness of the … Read more
February 11 is the “International Day of Women and Girls in Science” and also Grandmas in Science Day!
In collaboration with the Red Cross Cerdanyola-Ripollet-Montcada, our research center organized an activity for female senior citizens to celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, February 11. Twelve grandmas visited CVC and participated in a workshop aimed to encourage and empower them to get involved in science and enhance their natural curiosity … Read more
Wikimarathon – International Day of Women & Girls in Science
On the occasion of the International International Day of Women and Girls in Science (February 11), CVC is participating in a Wikimarathon coordinated by the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB) together with ViquidonesUPF & Amical Wikimedia. We would like to invite you all to participate in this Wikimarathon. 🗓 February 13⏲ from 4:30 to 7:30 … Read more
CVC and the Red Cross celebrate Women in Science
International Day of Women and Girls in Science & also grandmas! CVC collaborates with Red Cross Cerdanyola-Ripollet-Montcada to bring senior women closer to science on the occasion of the International International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The event will take place on February 13. They will visit our facilities and experience AI and Computer Vision by … Read more
International Day of Women and Girls in Science
To promote full and equal access to and participation in science for women and to stimulate scientific vocations in girls, the United Nations General Assembly declared February 11th as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Long-standing biases and gender stereotypes are steering girls and women away from engineering and technology-related fields, and, … Read more
CVC has successfully renewed the accreditation “Excellence in HR” of the European Commission
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
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
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
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
#8M: Women's Day
CVC and RedCross