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Supporting and Implementing Plans for Gender Equality in Academia and Research

Objective

SPEAR will initiate institutional change in nine European research performing organizations (RPOs) by implementing gender equality plans. Despite numerous EU-wide projects aimed at improving gender equality (GE) in academia, challenges persist, and GE practitioners and change agents experience fatigue and lack of support structures. SPEAR offers supportive structures through its interconnected Community of Learning (CoL) and Community of Practice (CoP). CoL will provide learning platforms while CoP provides an arena for experience exchanges. Both are crucial to successful and sustainable implementation of gender equality plans (GEPs), a key instrument to improving GE. SPEAR’s central objective is to support and implement GEPs, based on a step-by-step guide to GEP implementation devised by the European Institute for Gender Equality, through following a methodological path committed to creative, open, mitigating, processual, accountable, SMART and sustainable changes (SPEAR’s COMPASS). Integral to SPEAR’s project design is an enhanced impartial evaluation scheme to boost the feedback and learning of participants throughout the project. SPEAR employs strategic dissemination to boost its central sustainability commitment during and after SPEAR.
SPEAR’s consortium numbers eleven partners, three of which have some experience with GE work while six have little or no experience. The first three will coordinate sessions during CoL and provide crucial support and best-practice guidance during structured interactions in CoP. Two task partners handle evaluation and dissemination. An advisory group representing key GE-stakeholders is affiliated.
SPEAR aims to foster sustainability in GE-practices in academia through a range of measures and outcomes, including ties to other EU-based GE projects, network and community building within and beyond SPEAR, and formulation of practicable policy recommendations.

Field of science

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

Call for proposal

H2020-SwafS-2018-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

SYDDANSK UNIVERSITET
Address
Campusvej 55
5230 Odense M
Denmark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 533 760

Participants (10)

UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 298 031,25
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 291 947,50
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROPA MEDIA SZOLGALTATO NON PROFITKOZHASZNU KFT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 267 750
Address
Zahony Utca 7
1031 Budapest
Activity type
Other
JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 342 520
Address
Leonhardstrasse 59
8010 Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
SOUTH-WEST UNIVERSITY NEOFIT RILSKI
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 122 625
Address
Ivan Mihailov Street 66
2700 Blagoevgrad
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PLOVDIVSKI UNIVERSITET PAISIY HILENDARSKI
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 122 625
Address
24 Tzar Asen
4000 Plovdiv
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VILNIAUS UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 132 125
Address
Universiteto G. 3
01513 Vilnius
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VYTAUTO DIDZIOJO UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 231 875
Address
K Donelaicio G 58
44248 Kaunas
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 326 875
Address
Campus De Campolide
1099 085 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SVEUCILISTE U RIJECI
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 326 875
Address
Trg Brace Mazuranica 10
51000 Rijeka
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments