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Final Report - WOMEN-CORE (WOMEN in COnstruction scientific REsearch)

Project ID: 17568
Funded under: FP6-SOCIETY


WOMEN-CORE was a European funded project within the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) whose overall objective was to strengthen women scientists' participation in the European construction research by means of:
- enhancing the knowledge of women and their influence on construction research;
- identifying the main research areas which are attractive from the women' perspective;
- identifying and assessing gender-specific needs of Research and development (R&D) in the construction sector;
- exploring new opportunities and anticipating tendencies for empowering women in the construction research;
- providing recommendations for empowering women in construction research, disseminating results and establishing a network of women scientists in construction

To reach these objectives the methodological design of the WOMEN-CORE project combined different methods and techniques of data collection of existing and new sources of information, analysis (quantitative and qualitative), synthesis and evaluation, based on three main axes:
- the statistical analysis from existing sources;
- the fieldwork to explore new sources: surveys, interviews and case studies;
- the analysis of new developments in research content.
The analysis was focused on three different targets in construction research: individuals, institutions and content of research.

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