YesWePlan! Multiplier Event in Slovenia – Preserving female identity in profession, Challenges of Woman architects and Engineers

On the 8th of September, the Slovenian project partner ZAPS will be organising a multiplier event as round table in Ljubljana.

Together with the invited visionaries: Eva Boštjančič, PhD, Violeta Bulc, MSc,  Alenka Rebula, PhD, Renata Salecl, PhD and Špela Videčnik, MSc., women architects and engineers want to highlight their professional and life challenges and also good practices that contribute to the gender equality especially through the perspective of the research results of the YesWePlan! project .

The focus of the event is rather on differentiation than on complementarity and the cooperation of genders.

See below the program (in SLO)

View the Stream of the Webinar here:

Extension of deadline of ARVHA´s Women Architect Awards 2021

The French YesWePlan! Project Partner ARVHA, the Association for Research on the City and Housing, launches in 2021 the 9th edition of the French Prize for Women Architects with the support of the Ministry of Culture, the Pavillon de l’Arsenal, the National Council of the Order of Architects the Region Ile de France and the city of Paris. For the 2021 Awards, ARVHA also receives the support of BNP Paribas Real Estate, Ciments Calcia Heidelberg CEMENT Group, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield and COGEDIM Altera.

This award aims at highlighting the work and careers of women architects, so that young women architects can build on existing female models, and at encouraging parity and equality in a male-dominated profession.

The only requirements to participate in the award are to be registered with the Order of Architects or their country (or chamber or architects) and being the author of the projects.

Four prizes are awarded for the the ninth edition :

  • Young Woman Architect Prize for women under 40 years old, for her projects (built or to-be);
  • Original Work Prize for a work conducted by a female architect;
  • Woman architect Prize for projects – 3-5 works constructed;
  • International Prize 3-5 works constructed by a woman architect registered to the Order of Architect in her own country.

The competition is open from the 17th of May and will end the 30th of september 2021.
The award ceremony will be held 6th of december 2021 in the “Pavillon de l’Arsenal” in Paris from 5pm to 8pm.

Information and application on the website

ARVHA Women Architects Awards 2021

ARVHA, the french Association for Research about City and Housing will be launching the 9th edition of the Women Architects Awards.

On 6th December 2021, the awarding of the “femmes architectes Awards” in four categories will be taking place in Paris:

  • Women Architects Awards
  • Original Work
  • Young Women Architect
  • International Prize

Registration is still possible until 31/7/2021! Visit the Website for more detailed information: Prizes 2021 – Femmes Architectes (

YwP! Multiplier Event in Berlin

In the framework of the WIA (Women in Architecture) Berlin Festival 2021, the German Chamber of Architects will host their YesWePlan! Multiplier Event.

YesWePlan! Multiplier Event in the framework of the WIA Berlin
Watch the live stream here!

Learn more on the WIA Website

New European Bauhaus – Awards for outstanding projects and solutions

The  „New European Bauhaus“ is an initiative launched by the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen connecting the European Green Deal with our living environment. It is an open process that invites all Europeans to share their perceptions and ideas for the development of a sustainable inclusive and aesthetic, future.

End of April 2021 the first New European Bauhaus-Awards in 10 categories and with two parallel competition strings was launched: One for realised examples with a prize money of 30.000 Euro and the New European Bauhaus Rising Stars (up to 30 years of age) for new concepts and ideas with a prize money of 15.000 Euro.

Prize Categories:

Techniques, materials and processes for construction and design / Building in a spirit of circularity / Solutions for the co-evolution of built environment and nature / Regenerated urban and rural spaces / Products and Life Style / Preserved and transformed cultural heritage / Reinvented Places to meet and share / Mobilisation of Culture, Art and Communities / Modular adaptable and mobile living solutions / Interdisciplinary education models

Deadline: 31 May 2021

During the Co-Design Phase you have the possibility to communicate your perceptions directly to the European Commission by  uploading best practise examples, ideas and challenges und thus contribute not only to shaping political initiative but also the calls for the NEB pilot projects that are expected for the next months.

WFEO GREE Women in Engineering Award 2020 – Laureate Announcement

The WFEO GREE Women in Engineering Award, was first announced during WFEO’s 50th Anniversary celebration at UNESCO headquarters in Paris in March 2018, with its sponsor GREE Electric Appliances. This is the first global Award to acknowledge and give visibility to outstanding women engineers, for their professional excellence and contribution to engineering for the good of people and planet.

The 2020 WFEO GREE Women in Engineering Award Winner is Elvira Fortunato from Portugal. She will be invited to attend the WES2021 Conference and WFEO General Assembly in San José, Costa Rica. The WFEO Awards Committee recognized with Highly Commended Entries, four more nominees, thus extending this important award on a multi-continental level. They will be invited to give a short speech at the awarding ceremony:

  • Ms. Harriette Amissah-Arthur from Ghana.
  • Ms. Magali Anderson from France.
  • Ms. Rosalind Archer from New Zealand.
  • Ms. Sabah Mashaly from Egypt.

The Awarding Ceremony will be held on 8 April 2021 as a webinar, streamed on the Youtube Channel of WFEO.


On 22 January 2021 the YesWePlan! project partners met German MEP Christine Schneider in a video conference. Ms Schneider is a member of the FEMM Committee and one of the shadow Rapporteurs of the EP own initiative report on “Promoting gender equality in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and careers”:

It was a very intensive exchange of practical professional and personal experiences, of project findings and ideas for approaches to gender equality. A summary of important points and first YesWePlan! project findings was submitted to Ms Schneider after the meeting:

The participating women Architects and Civil Engineers agree: “This form of dialogue was very inspiring and thought provoking and an excellent way to transport experiences from profession to politics and vice versa!

To be continued…