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Transport Innovation Gender Observatory

Periodic Reporting for period 1 - TInnGO (Transport Innovation Gender Observatory)

Reporting period: 2018-12-01 to 2020-05-31

Statistics point to transport as lacking in gender and diversity, despite the EU stressing gender and diversity in transport calls and the proven success of approaches using gender and diversity mainstreaming. Although progress has been made, we are not yet at a tipping point. For example, transport workplaces are hostile and discriminatory, the research academy lacks gender and ethnic diversity, and few women rise to positions as decision makers and influencers.

Addressing this is important because good mobility and transport are key enablers of inclusivity – a fundamental principle of a Smart City. Without addressing current imbalances, the future will replicate the past. Diversity should inform innovation, design and operation of future transport systems.

With this in mind the overall aim of TInnGO is to create a framework and mechanism for a sustainable game change in the European transport sector through a transformative strategy of gender and diversity Smart Mobility. The project, although centred around Smart Mobility address issues regarding gender and diversity across the Transport Business Ecosystem (TBE) considering education, mobility and employment.

This will be achieved through the development of a central observatory and 10 national hubs, each focussing on a geographic area and aspect of gender and diversity.
1. Completion of the infrastructure to support the hubs, ethics, data collection and dissemination activities.

2. Establishing 10 semi-autonomous hubs in UK, Baltic States, Romania, France, Germany, Sweden and Denmark, Greece, Spain, Italy, Portugal responsible for
• collecting national data on gender and diversity in response to research objectives,
• engaging w local TBE to introduce and (where possible) implement Gender and Diversity Mainstreaming and Action Plans,
• hosting a Living Lab to engage hard to reach members of the local community on Smart Mobility needs.
• Hub activities have included hosting awareness events, workshops, local surveys on transport needs and design activities,

3. Completion of conceptual frameworks and training e.g. shared repository, gender road map. digital analysis, Gender and Diversity Action Plans, conceptual framework

4. Understanding current status of gender and diversity across the TBE. This has included
• Review of good practice and needs for gender and diversity assessment methods and tools.
• Provision of gender impact assessment methods and tools with an intersectional perspective.
• Contextualised gender and diversity action plans (GaDAPs).
• Individual surveys addressing gender and diversity gaps in STEM, transferable practice, opportunities for women in Smart Mobility, and shortfalls of training, women in research
Aiming to develop a sustainable strategy for Gender Smart mobility, fit for 21st century Europe, impacts target the local, national and EU levels relating to.
1. Increased representation and fair treatment of women and diverse groups across the TBE,
• Making women’s as well as men’s concerns and experiences integral to design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies and programs,
• Demonstrating how future transport can be gender and diversity sensitive,
• Increasing safety and security for women travellers,
2. Reduction of gender bias in research, media and discourse around SM,
3. Reduction in gender gap in SM in employment and education,
4. Increased confidence of women to enter STEM education,
5. Better inclusion of women in society with better access to economic opportunities,
6. Improved marginalized groups' representation

Exploitable outcomes from period 1 include:
• An open data repository for sharing, uploading and using data,
• Applications for multilingual implementation of surveys supporting the design, development and evaluation of campaigns with links to SBOINGs satnav app ‘Ultinav’ allowing real-time and targeted surveys
• Best practise and recommendations relating to increasing diversity in educational and research practices
• Gender and diversity roadmap including Gender and Diversity mainstreaming tool and action plans