Equal Opportunities Committee


The ICN2 established the Equal Opportunities Committee in 2014 to elaborate, monitor, and assess internal policies and actions that foster equal opportunities for the ICN2 community. The committee focuses on gender balance, cultural and social diversity, and meeting the leading actor of the elaboration and monitoring of this Plan and an essential agent in its effective implementation.

The Equal Opportunities Committee is a transversal unit that collaborates with all ICN2 departments involved in implementing and developing the actions included in this Plan. The responsibilities of the Equality Committee are:

  • Determine and manage the annual execution budget.
  • Develop the monitoring system for the implementation of the Plan.
  • Supervise the planned monitoring systems.
  • Coordinate the collection of information.
  • Analyse the information and make the necessary adjustments.
  • Prepare follow-up reports.
  • Implement improvement actions that fall within its competence.
  • Promote the dissemination and communication relevant to the workforce at key moments.
  • Evaluate the equality actions once they are implemented.
  • Raise the evaluation report to the Management bodies.
  • Promote communication and dissemination of the Plan evaluation results.
  • Ensure continuous improvement by systematizing the actions in the strategic processes of the ICN2 to consolidate the principles of equality in all the management procedures of the centre.

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The members of the Equal Opportunities Committee are key agents in the implementation of policies on equal opportunities and managing diversity and were also involved in the initial drafting of these policies as part of their role in designing the Plan. The members of the Equal Opportunities Committee are appointed basied on the following criteria:

  • Both genders are represented.
  • Both ICN2 Management and staff from all professional areas are represented. 
  • They are available, committed, and interested in the issue.
  • They have appropriate decision-making skills and authority.
  • A range of professional profiles and categories are represented.

On the basis of these criteria, the Equal Opportunities Committee was formally constituted on 22 October 2014.

The members of the Committee on April 2024 are as follows:


  • Neus Bastús, CSIC Tenured Scientist at the ICN2 Inorganic Nanoparticles Group


  • Núria Benítez, Institutional Strategy Developer at the ICN2 Strategy Development Area


  • Fanny Baumann, Doctoral Student at the ICN2 Nanostructured Materials for Photovoltaic Energy Group
  • Belén Ballesteros, CSIC Research Scientist and Unit Leader at the ICN2 Electron Microscopy Unit
  • Catalina Coll, Postdoctoral Researcher at the ICN2 Theory and Simulation Group
  • Elena Del Corro, Senior Researcher at the ICN2 Advanced Electronic Materials and Devices Group
  • Manuela Dietrich, Senior Laboratory Officer of the Biolab Facility at the ICN2 Biolab Facility
  • Julio Gómez, Head of Human Resources
  • Inhar Imaz, Senior Researcher at the ICN2 Supramolecular NanoChemistry and Materials Group
  • Josep Nogués, ICREA Research Professor and Group Leader at the ICN2 Magnetic Nanostructures Group
  • Teresa Palau, HR support officer at the ICN2 Human Resources Department
  • Pilar Sánchez, Postdoctoral Researcher at the ICN2 NanoElectrocatalysis and Sustainable Chemistry Group
  • Nadia Vallvé, Labour Relations Officer at the ICN2 Human Resources Department
  • Berta Pejó, Equal Opportunities Support Officer
  • Anna Rovira, Head of Marketing, Communication and Fundraising
  • Marina Corradini, Scientific Project Communicator at the Marketing, Communication and Fundraising Department
  • Pau París, Maintenance and Services Technician at Maintenance and Services Department