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Gendering the Academy and Research: combating Career Instability and Asymmetries

Obiettivo

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.

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FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2013-1
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Meccanismo di finanziamento

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinatore

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO
Indirizzo
Via Calepina 14
38122 Trento
Italia

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Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Monica Pavan (Ms.)
Contributo UE
€ 503 125

Partecipanti (6)

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgio
Contributo UE
€ 347 017
Indirizzo
Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve

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Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Natacha Wittorski (Mrs.)
STICHTING RADBOUD UNIVERSITEIT
Paesi Bassi
Contributo UE
€ 344 246
Indirizzo
Houtlaan 4
6525 XZ Nijmegen

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Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Peter Van Eerde (Mr.)
HASKOLI ISLANDS
Islanda
Contributo UE
€ 343 722
Indirizzo
Saemundargotu 2
101 Reykjavik

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Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Gyda Margret Petursdottir (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE DE LAUSANNE
Svizzera
Contributo UE
€ 356 979
Indirizzo
Quartier Unil-centre Bâtiment Unicentre
1015 Lausanne

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Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Alba Brizzi (Ms.)
JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
Contributo UE
€ 104 929
Indirizzo
Leonhardstrasse 59
8010 Graz

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Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Florian Harum (Mr.)
ZNANSTVENORAZISKOVALNI CENTER SLOVENSKE AKADEMIJE ZNANOSTI IN UMETNOSTI
Slovenia
Contributo UE
€ 297 808
Indirizzo
Novi Trg 2
1000 Ljubljana

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Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Tanja Pavčič (Mrs.)