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Leading Innovative measures to reach gender Balance in Research Activities

Objective

The main goals of LIBRA are to implement innovative Gender Equality Plans (GEPs) that will empower women researchers to achieve successful careers in science, remove gender barriers and biases at an institutional level, and raise awareness of gender aspects in the experimental design of pre-clinical research projects. To achieve these goals we will: 1) conduct an initial external assessment of each partner organisation to identify gender bias at an institutional level, including a tailored version of the Gender Career-Family Implicit Association Test to analyse the current cultural and institutional attitudes towards gender issues; 2) design and implement innovative strategies to remove any identified biases or barriers, including the identification of best practices and subsequently the development of training programmes to improve the recruitment of women in science, the raising awareness of the central importance of including gender aspects in experimental design, mentoring schemes and family-friendly policies; and 3) define targets, agree on quantitative and qualitative indicators, monitor results, and ensure sustainability of the project. LIBRA will be in a position to impact gender equality and mainstreaming of sex and gender issues in research throughout Europe. It will contribute to the European Research Area objectives to boost women’s careers, promoting their leadership in research and in decision-making processes. Our partners are also involved in other national and European (e.g. ERC working group on gender) initiatives, such that our results will also contribute to structural, institutional and sustainable changes well beyond the lifetime of the project.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/sociology/gender studies/gender equality

Call for proposal

H2020-GERI-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

FUNDACIO CENTRE DE REGULACIO GENOMICA
Address
Carrer Doctor Aiguader 88
08003 Barcelona
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 494 878,25

Participants (10)

ASSEMBLEA DELLE DONNE PER LO SVILUPPO E LA LOTTA ALL'ESCLUSIONE SOCIALE -ASDO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 322 578,75
Address
Via Guido Reni 56
00196 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
CEMM - FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUER MOLEKULARE MEDIZIN GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 178 205
Address
Lazarettgasse 14 Akh Bt 25.3
1090 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT CURIE
France
EU contribution
€ 223 500
Address
Rue D'ulm 26
75231 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE BABRAHAM INSTITUTE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 262 250
Address
Babraham Hall
CB22 3AT Cambridge
Activity type
Research Organisations
ISTITUTO EUROPEO DI ONCOLOGIA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 218 937,50
Address
Via Filodrammatici 10
20121 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 142 162,50
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FRIEDRICH MIESCHER INSTITUTE FOR BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH FONDATION
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Maulbeerstrasse 66
4058 Basel
Activity type
Research Organisations
MAX DELBRUECK CENTRUM FUER MOLEKULARE MEDIZIN IN DER HELMHOLTZ-GEMEINSCHAFT (MDC)
Germany
EU contribution
€ 165 375
Address
Robert Rossle Strasse 10
13125 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Masarykova univerzita
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 143 170
Address
Zerotinovo Namesti 9
60177 Brno Stred
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING HET NEDERLANDS KANKER INSTITUUT-ANTONI VAN LEEUWENHOEK ZIEKENHUIS
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 140 583,75
Address
Plesmanlaan 121
1066 CX Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations