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SecUring sPORTs Education thRough innovative and inclusive Gender Equality Plans

Project description

Supporting institutions to adopt gender+ equality change

The EU is committed to gender equality in all sectors and industries. Gender Equality Plans (GEPs) are considered an important policy instrument in achieving this in the research and innovation (R&I) community. The EU-funded SUPPORTER project will advance inclusive gender+ equality within the European Research Area (ERA). It will support institutions to develop intersectional, innovative, inclusive and impactful gender equality plans (4I-GEPs), tailored to sports higher education institutions, and explicitly addressing gender-based violence including sexual harassment. The project will co-create an innovative capacity-building and mutual learning programme, delivering support and mentoring towards the development of the 4I-GEPs. SUPPORTER will implement a twinning-inspired approach, methodologically based on three interlinked processes (analytical, reflective, implementation).

Objective

SUPPORTER advances inclusive gender+ equality within the ERA. It supports institutions to develop intersectional, innovative, inclusive and impactful gender equality plans (4I-GEPs), tailored to sports higher education institutions, and explicitly addressing gender-based violence including sexual harassment (GBV). Building on state-of the-art knowledge and the expertise of advanced gender+ equality institutions, SUPPORTER co-creates an innovative capacity-building and mutual learning programme, delivering support and mentoring towards the development of the 4I-GEPs.
Guided by inclusive and innovative epistemologies and co-creative methodologies SUPPORTER acts:
-horizontally, by fostering institutional capacity and culture based on the principles of Diversity & Inclusion within an intersectional framework, ultimately enhancing the sports institutions’ reputation, attractiveness, inclusiveness and research excellence;
-vertically, by triggering a transformative, institutional inclusive and sustainable change to sports institutions to address inequality-driven challenges and advance gender+ equality, focusing on GBV, thus also enhancing the institutions’ efforts towards meeting their gender+ equality objectives in the ERA context.
To achieve these objectives SUPPORTER adopts a twinning-inspired approach, methodologically based on 3 interlinked processes (analytical, reflective, implementation), combining 4I learning and mutual learning schemes with co-creation and dissemination activities, engaging a diverse range of stakeholders, and building on knowledge and expertise from previous projects and tools.
The multiplier effect of SUPPORTER, starting from the eight partner institutions and gradually reaching the sports ecosystem, has the long-term potential to trigger gender+ institutional change in a variety of further institutions, reaching society more broadly and contributing to wide-range systemic societal changes in line with the Ljubljana Declaration objectives.

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FONDATION EUROPEENNE DE LA SCIENCE
Net EU contribution
€ 300 500,00
Address
Quai lezay marnesia 1
67080 Strasbourg cedex
France

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Region
Grand Est Alsace Bas-Rhin
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Other
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€ 0,00

Participants (10)