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Promoting gender equality in research institutions and the integration of the gender dimension in research contents

Objective

Despite more and more solid indicators, extensive research, policy initiatives at European and national levels, and wide awareness-raising on the issues linked to gender and science, the European Research Area is still confronted to structural obstacles within its research institutions which prevent the ERA from reaching its objectives on the full participation of women in research and innovation at all levels (while women comprise >50% of PhD graduates, they still occupy less than 20% of Grade A positions) as well as to a lack of integration of the gender dimension in research contents and programmes which hinders their quality and potential for innovation.
With the aim of collectively addressing these issues, the GENDER-NET ERA-NET proposal brings together national ministries and research programme owners and managers from 11 countries with synergistic expertise in gender issues in research. Partners will join forces to: 1) map and analyse existing national/regional programmes and initiatives aimed at a) promoting gender equality in research and higher education institutions through structural change, b) gendering research contents; 2) identify priority activities for strategic transnational implementation; 3) design and optimise transnational transferability; 4) implement these joint activities. GENDER-NET thus consists of 4 work packages which build on one another to propose a pilot transnational research policy initiative which will allow for a global vision of the best practices and conditions for success, innovative assessment and knowledge-transfer methods, as well as concrete engagement of partners in the implementation of joint activities, thus breaking new ground at EU-level and contributing to the realisation of ERA. Expanding outcomes by relying on the shared expertise and insight gained by partners, widening the consortium to reach a critical mass of institutions and stakeholders, and disseminating results, will be ongoing concerns of this ERA-NET.

Field of science

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

Call for proposal

FP7-ERANET-2013-RTD
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 440 420,69
Administrative Contact
Hélène Naftalski (Ms.)

Participants (12)

MINISTERE DE L'ENSEIGNEMENT SUPERIEUR, DE LA RECHERCHE ET DE L INNOVATION
France
EU contribution
€ 102 375,82
Address
Rue Descartes 1
75005 Paris
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vanessa Dumetier (Mrs.)
MINISTERIO DE ECONOMIA, INDUSTRIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
Spain
EU contribution
€ 153 756,45
Address
Paseo De La Castellana 162
28046 Madrid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
María Pascual Pérez (Ms.)
NORGES FORSKNINGSRAD
Norway
EU contribution
€ 210 520,15
Address
Drammensveien 288
0283 Oslo
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lise Christensen (Ms.)
EIDGENOESSISCHES DEPARTEMENT FUER WIRTSCHAFT, BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 182 583,85
Address
Bundeshaus Ost
3003 Bern
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Yvonne Jaenchen (Mrs.)
EQUALITY CHALLENGE UNIT
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 145 430,29
Address
Westminster Tower 3 Albert Embankment
SE1 7SP London
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Gary Loke (Mr.)
CANADIAN INSTITUTES OF HEALTH RESEARCH
Canada
Address
Elgin Street 9Th Floor Address Locator 4809A 160
K1T 4H8 Ottawa Ontario
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Abigail Forson (Mrs.)
AN TUDARAS UM ARD OIDEACHAS
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 110 148,42
Address
Brooklawn House, Crampton Avenue, Shelbourne Road, Ballsbridge
D04 Dublin
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Brown (Mr.)
FONDS DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE- FNRS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 49 058,43
Address
Rue D'egmont 5
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Joel Groeneveld (Mr.)
IDRYMA EREVNAS KAI KAINOTOMIAS
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 74 417,19
Address
Strovolos Avenue 123
2043 Nicosia
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Christos Christos Charalambous (Mr.)
Ministrstvo za izobrazevanje, znanost in sport
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 46 601,63
Address
Masarykova 16
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Doroteja Zlobec (Ms.)
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
United States
Address
Constitution Avenue 2101 Nw
DC 20418 Washington Dc
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tom Rudin (Mr.)
MINISTRY OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND SPACE
Israel
EU contribution
€ 29 906,50
Address
Clermont Ganneau St. 3
91490 Jerusalem
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ilana Lowi (Ms.)