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Assessment and implementation of Agriculture and Life Science Universities’ first Gender Equality Plans in widening countries

Objective

Gender inequality is a major barrier in the R&I area that limit the capabilities and capacities of research and education institutions. Although major efforts to reach gender equality (GE) in R&I have been made in many areas of the world, there are still prominent inequalities in the widening countries. Across the EU, the development of Gender Equality Plans (GEP) intends to address the problems at RPOs; however, the variability in capability, capacity, and expertise hinder the efficient implementation of the institutional GEPs. Additionally, there are specific GE issues within certain fields of study at research and education institutions. In this context, GE issues in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields are well known and specific action plans have been developed. Within STEM, agriculture and life-science focused RPOs face very similar problems, but they lack sector-specific measures and mitigation plans. Furthermore, in agriculture, a large GE sector-specific imbalance exists in developing countries where a relevant proportion of RPOs’ international students come from.
The AGRIGEP project, with the joint efforts of six consortium partners, aims to i) perform a responsible assessment of widening RPOs' current status on GEP implementation, ii) improve capabilities through intensive capacity building, and iii) develop and implement an agriculture and life-science targeted GEP with sectorial specific measures and strategies. These results could lead to long-term institutional reforms. Additionally, this project will work to establish the inclusion of GE issues within the RPOs’ educational system and professional training of students.
The realisation of these objectives and the implementation of inclusive GEPs will enhance the inclusiveness, reputation, attractiveness, and research excellence of widening country RPOs. Moreover, it will promote the transformation of institutions and advance GE within the ERA as well.

Coordinator

MAGYAR AGRAR- ES ELETTUDOMANYI EGYETEM
Net EU contribution
€ 218 412,50
Address
Pater Karoly Str. 1.
2100 Godollo
Hungary

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Region
Közép-Magyarország Pest Pest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (5)

CESKA ZEMEDELSKA UNIVERZITA V PRAZE
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 190 187,50
Address
Kamycka 129 Suchdol
165 00 Praha

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Region
Praha Hlavní město Praha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERZA NA PRIMORSKEM UNIVERSITA DEL LITORALE
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 132 000,00
Address
Titov Trg 4
6000 Koper

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Region
Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Obalno-kraška
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 208 300,00
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
YELLOW WINDOW
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 180 087,50
Address
Mechelsesteenweg 64 Bus 701
2018 Antwerpen

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Antwerpen Arr. Antwerpen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
NOK A TUDOMANYBAN EGYESULET
Hungary
Net EU contribution
€ 69 250,00
Address
Konkoly-thege Miklos Ut 29-33
1121 Budapest

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Region
Közép-Magyarország Budapest Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00