Our SSA Gender Budgeting as an instrument for managing scientific organisations to promote equal opportunities for women and men - with the example of universities aims at the development of tools/instruments to implement gender budgeting as an important part of budget planning in science. With the example of universities we want to extrapolate the findings to contribute to a gender watch system. In the SSA, three countries Austria, Germany and Poland, work closely together. This allows a transnational as well as an interdisciplinary approach referring to the methods used in the SSA as well as referring to the participants of the team. As all countries are at a different level of organisational development and at a different level of implementing gender main reaming and gender budgeting in science the comparison will enable us to develop valid results. In respect to the team there are experts from political science, economy, sociology, humanities and engineering. With the inter-disciplinarity of the team we a re able to look at our goal from various perspectives and have a broad awareness for risks as well as chances in respect to gender budgeting in science.
Due to our project objectives we will use qualitative and quantitative methods. Among others there will be document analyses, expert interviews, participating observations, communicative validations and statistical data analyses. With these we will be able not only to understand the obvious but also the processes which are fundamental if we want to find connecting points for gender budgeting in science. We will start our SSA with an analysis of the national frameworks at universities, an analysis of the process of budget planning and an analysis of the actual situation at one university in each country. On the basis of the findings we will develop tools/instruments to adopt gender to the budgeting of scientific organisation and formulate recommendations for gender budgeting in science on national and EU level.
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