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Monitoring progress towards Gender Equality in the Sixth Framework Programme - Nanotechnologies and nanosciences, knowledge-based multifunctional materials and new production processes and devices

Funded under: FP6-NMP

Abstract

According with the European Commission's gender mainstreaming strategy, two basic dimensions of gender equality in research were considered:
- The promotion of women as scientists in the different consultation and implementation stages of FP6. Consequently, quantitative (gender composition) and qualitative (degree of responsibility and decision-making) dimensions were analysed. This means "an analysis of gender composition at the organisational level of doing science".
- The promotion of research that takes into account sex and gender as relevant dimensions in designing research objectives and methodologies, while ensuring that EU funded research and innovation meets the needs of both its female and male citizens. This means "an analysis at the content level".
These two dimensions were analysed and assessed as appropriate in two crossed issues: the whole life cycle of FP implementation and all the actors involved in the implementation and management of FP6.
For this purpose, the methodological design of the study combined different methods and techniques, based on three main strands: the content analysis, the statistical analysis and the fieldwork (interviews, surveys and case studies). In addition to this, the study held broad discussions with high-level experts in the framework of the Advisory Board meetings and the working seminars that were organised.

Additional information

Authors: No author stated, European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 23341 EN (2008), 26 pp. Free of charge
Availability: The PDF version downloaded from: http://ec.europa.eu/research/industrial_technologies/index_en.html
ISBN: ISBN 978-92-79-08507-9
Record Number: 200819715 / Last updated on: 2008-05-05
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en