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.

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Equality news

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

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

CVC celebrated the Women and Girls in Science Day with several internal and external activities

February 15, 2022

The Computer Vision Center (CVC) stepped up to celebrate the “Women and Girls in Science Day” on February 11, initiated by UNESCO as a distinguished day for the international science community since 2015. This day is dedicated towards recognizing the contributions of women scientists in the scientific and technological revolution.     Several fun and intellectual activities were … Read more

Dr. Alicia Fornés, winner of the “Academic/ Researcher” prize in the Dona TIC Awards 2021

October 16, 2021

Source: Department Of The Vice-Presidency, Digital Policies And Territory – Generalitat de Catalunya The CVC researcher, Dr. Alicia Fornés received the Dona TIC award in the Academic/Researcher category. The awards ceremony, which is celebrated annually in commemoration of the Ada Lovelace Day, was held on October 13th at CosmoCaixa Barcelona and broadcasted on Youtube. The Dona … Read more

International Women’s Day 2021: Meet CVC’s female staff

March 12, 2021

Every year on March 8th countries around the world celebrate the International Women’s Day. This special date is an opportunity to claim gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. During February, coinciding with the International Day of Women and Girls in Science settled by the United Nations on February 11th, the CVC launched … Read more

International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2021

February 15, 2021

Although females make up at least half of the world population, they represent less than 30% of researchers worldwide, according to a report made by UNESCO. This rate seems more hopeful in the case of Catalonia, in which as stated in the report “Gender bias in staff recruitment, promotion and retention at universities (2019)” by Vives Network, women are 42% of the research … Read more

Women’s day 2020

March 9, 2020

The CVC prepared a Twitter Campaign in order to celebrate Women’s day on the 8th of March. The main aim was to showcase the professionals we have at CVC, why they studied Computer Science and what would they tell future generations. You can find the Twitter moment here: https://twitter.com/i/events/1236928769501401093



#11F: Women and Girls in Science Day


#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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