The G.E.C. has the following responsibilities based on the Government Gazette 13 / t.A '/ 29-1-2019:
a) prepares action plans to promote and ensure substantial equality in the educational, research and administrative procedures of the HEI and prepares an annual report, which submits in the Senate,
b) suggests to the competent bodies measures to promote equality and the fight against sexism,
c) provides information and training to members of the academic community on issues related to gender and equality,
d) provides mediation services in cases of complaints for discriminatory treatment or harassing behavior,
e) promotes the elaboration of Postgraduate Studies Programs and conducting seminars and lectures focusing on the study of gender;
f) promotes studies and research on issues related to its area of responsibility;
g) provides assistance to victims of discrimination when they report discrimination. In particular, issues of support for victims of discrimination by the Commission are regulated by the Internal Regulations of the HEI.
Formed on April 20, 2021 by unanimous decision of the Senate, the nine all-volunteer members Gender Equality Committee (GEC) of the Ionian University has a three-year term:
Elena Hamalidi is Assistant Professor of Art History at the Department of Audio & Visual Arts of the Ionian University. She has also lectured at the University of Thessaly, at the Athens School of Fine Arts (Department of Art History and Theory) and at the Hellenic Open University. She is a graduate of the Department of History, Archaeology and History of Art at the University of Athens (B.A., Ph.D.) and of the Kunsthistorisches Institut, University of Cologne (M.A.). Her thesis and publications focus on Greek modernist and contemporary art also regarding representations of national identity and gender. She is a member of the Association of Greek Art Historians and member of the steering committee of the European Network for Avant-garde and Modernism Studies since 2014.
Fotini Vaki is a tenured Assistant Professor at the Department of History of the Ionian University. She graduated from the Department of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and received a master's degree in continental philosophy from the Department of Philosophy of the University of Essex. She defended her doctoral dissertation at the same University. She taught philosophy at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Patras, at the Department of Philosophy and Social Studies of the University of Crete and at the Hellenic Open University. In 2011-12 she was a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics. Since 2005 she has been teaching at the Ionian University. Her research interests focus on areas of modern and contemporary political philosophy. She is a member of the Greek Women's Political Association since 2016, while during her parliamentary term (2015-2019) she was a member of the Special Standing Committee on Equality, Rights and Youth and a parliamentary representative of draft laws related to rights such as, for example, integration, in the Greek legislation of the Istanbul Convention, the cohabitation agreement of same-sex couples, gender identity, etc.
Dalila Honorato is an Associate Professor of Aesthetics and Semiology of Image at the Department of Audio and Visual Arts of the Ionian University and a Fellow at the Center of Philosophy of Science, University of Lisbon, Portugal. One of the founding members of the Interactive Arts Laboratory, she is the head of the steering committee of the conference "Taboo-Transgression-Transcendence in Art & Science" and a member of the editorial team of the academic journal Technoetic Arts. She is also, together with Marta de Menezes, responsible for the conception and development of the "FEMeeting: Women in Art, Science and Technology" network.
Myrto Malouta studied Classics at University College London and received a DPhil in Greek Papyrology from the University of Oxford. Since 2010 she has been teaching at the Department of Archives, Library Science and Museology of the Ionian University topics on Greek Papyrology and Paleography, the history of writing and the reception of antiquity.
Agni Papadopoulou studied Theater and Pedagogy. She prepared her doctoral dissertation at the Fine Arts School in Thessaloniki. She is an Assistant Professor of Art Teaching and Creative Technologies at the Department of Audio and Visual Arts of the Ionian university. She is a content editor, having experience as a theater playwright and director. She is the academic head of the specialized program for the Certification of Pedagogical and Teaching Adequacy of the Department of Audio and Visual Arts and scientific responsible for the Student Social Intervention Support Unit of the Ionian University.
Katerina Kampasi studied computer science and did her PhD at the Department of Informatics of the University of Piraeus. She is the President of the Department of Environment, director of the Postgraduate Studies Program "New Technologies for Environmental Education and Sustainable Development" and director of the laboratory "Software Technology and Geoinformatics Applications". She is a member of the Greek branch of ACM-W (ACM's Council on Women in Computing).
Marily Argyrokastriti is a member of the Faculty of Audio and Visual Arts of the Ionian University and a graduate of the Academy of Brera (Milan) with a specialization in painting. She has been teaching Visual Arts since 2001 and from 2005 until today painting - drawing at the Department of Sound and Visual Arts. She is a PhD candidate on the mediation of Identity and Body in NET ART with a focus on women artists. She has also occasionally written articles on issues of sexism and the recruitment of women in the media
Niki Alevizaki studied Law at the University of Athens and Public Administration at the National School of Public Administration. Since 2007 she has been working at the Ionian University (Central Administration) and since 2014 at the Department of Audio and Visual Arts (Head of Secretariat). She has attended seminars on gender roles and communication (woman and guilt), neurolinguistic programming and emotional empowerment.
George Karakitsos is studying Translation at the Department of Foreign Languages, Translation and Interpretation. Today, he "translates" equality into hope and hope into change for a better future.