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Gendering the Academy and Research: combating Career Instability and Asymmetries

Objetivo

GARCIA is concerned with the implementation of actions in European Universities and research centres to promote a gender culture and combat gender stereotypes and discriminations. By taking into account the organisations, but also their broader national context, this project aims to develop and maintain research potential and skills of both, women and men researchers, in order to sustain the quality of their working conditions.

Particular attention will be given to the early stages of academic and scientific career, which have been little considered in previous gender equality plans. In fact, the economic crisis has influenced the organisation and culture of research institutions. The new practices have entailed less permanent positions based on project length contracts, affecting mostly C and D grades. Not tenured researchers are thus left with unstable career perspectives at a life stage in which important choices are made in private life, particularly for women. Moreover, creativity and autonomy - fundamental conditions to achieve original and meaningful research - are necessarily affected by the high instability of their professional life.

We will concentrate on both, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and SSH (Social Sciences and Humanities) disciplines to assure that our aim of transforming academia and research towards a more gender equal environment can be extended to all levels of the institution by putting into practice the best systemic organisational approaches. Macro, meso and micro level analyses will be followed by the implementation of action plans, which are mainly directed to: gender regimes; awareness raising on gendered practices; gender equality in management and decision making; the phenomenon of Leaky Pipeline; the implicit gendered subtexts in evaluating “excellence” in recruitment and selection processes. The implemented actions will have positive outcomes and an impact – even in the long term – on all these issues.

Ámbito científico

  • /ciencias sociales

Convocatoria de propuestas

FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2013-1
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Régimen de financiación

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinador

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO
Dirección
Via Calepina 14
38122 Trento
Italia
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Aportación de la UE
€ 503 125
Contacto administrativo
Monica Pavan (Ms.)

Participantes (6)

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Bélgica
Aportación de la UE
€ 347 017
Dirección
Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Natacha Wittorski (Mrs.)
STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT
Países Bajos
Aportación de la UE
€ 344 246
Dirección
Geert Grooteplein Noord 9
6525 EZ Nijmegen
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Peter Van Eerde (Mr.)
HASKOLI ISLANDS
Islandia
Aportación de la UE
€ 343 722
Dirección
Saemundargotu 2
101 Reykjavik
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Gyda Margret Petursdottir (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE DE LAUSANNE
Suiza
Aportación de la UE
€ 356 979
Dirección
Quartier Unil-centre Bâtiment Unicentre
1015 Lausanne
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Alba Brizzi (Ms.)
JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
Aportación de la UE
€ 104 929
Dirección
Leonhardstrasse 59
8010 Graz
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Florian Harum (Mr.)
ZNANSTVENORAZISKOVALNI CENTER SLOVENSKE AKADEMIJE ZNANOSTI IN UMETNOSTI
Eslovenia
Aportación de la UE
€ 297 808
Dirección
Novi Trg 2
1000 Ljubljana
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Tanja Pavčič (Mrs.)