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Increasing Capacity for Implementing Gender Action Plans in Science

Objective

The goal of GenSET is to develop practical ways in which gender knowledge and gender mainstreaming expertise can be incorporated within European science institutions in order to improve individual and collective capacity for action to increase women’s participation in science. This will be achieved by facilitating a sustainable, collaborative dialogue between gender experts and science leaders to agree on practical guidelines for implementing gender action plans within existing institutional mechanisms. Involved in the debate are 100 European science stakeholder institutions, 15 international gender experts, and eight European strategy decision-makers. Together with the Consortium, they will work towards improvements in five key areas where gender bias disadvantages women’s participation in science: 1) assessment of women’s work; 2) recruitment and retention; 3) science knowledge-making; 4) research process; 5) science excellence value system. The dialogue will be facilitated by GenSET consortium through a range of capacity building support activities, including consensus seminars, interactive workshops and dissemination and valorisation events. The outcome will be increased capability of European institutions to implement gender equality policy recommendations and a strengthened position on research excellence in the European Science Area.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/gender studies/gender equality

Call for proposal

FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2009-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

Portia
Address
King Street 14
EC2V 8EA London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 461 408
Administrative Contact
Elizabeth Pollitzer (Dr.)

Participants (3)

WISSENSCHAFTSLADEN WIEN - SCIENCE SHOP VIENNA
Austria
EU contribution
€ 191 608
Address
Wahringer Strasse 59
1090 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christine Urban (Ms.)
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 191 608
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Zinovia Papatheodorou (Ms.)
LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 191 608
Address
Campus Valla
581 83 Linkoping
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anne-Li Silberk (Ms.)