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Gender Equality Academy

Project description

New initiative to promote gender equality in research

Gender inequality in research institutions remains a challenge in even the most advanced and innovative societies in Europe. It’s also a setback for development and economic innovation. The EU-funded GE Academy project will develop and perform a consistent and high-level capacity-building programme on gender equality (GE) in research and innovation (R&I) and Higher Education (HE). The project will offer a set of comprehensive training schemes and tailor-made training materials for trainers, practitioners and researchers that will be available in Europe and beyond. The programme, including different training schemes, such as webinars, workshops, summer schools and online courses, will be rolled out in at least 15 countries. The GE Academy will assist in reducing gender inequality in research and innovation institutions.


The general goal of the GE Academy project is to develop and implement a coherent and high-quality capacity-building programme on gender equality (GE) in research and innovation (R&I) as well as in Higher Education (HE). GE Academy will develop and provide a series of comprehensive training formats and tailor-made training materials for trainers, practitioners and researchers, making these available to the widest possible audience in Europe and beyond. The GE Academy, with its full capacity-building programme including different training formats (Train-the-Trainers, online trainings and interactive workshops, Summer Schools, webinars, online Distributed Open Collaborative Courses), will be built and executed in at least 15 countries.
Through its ambitious setup, the project aims at filling a gap in the current EU research landscape, marked by ongoing gender inequality in research organisations, the gender dimension of R&I being ignored or under-addressed, whereas needs in terms of gender awareness and capacity are recognised, but efforts to remedy the situation are still fragmented. The project will respond to the needs of those who contribute to and are involved in institutional change towards gender equality in R&I as well as in HE. The GE Academy will both tackle issues of gender equality in research institutions and research teams through structural change and address the gender dimension of research contents, following the three main ERA objectives for gender equality in research. At the same time, a pan-European network of gender trainers will be established, trained, coached and upskilled for delivering gender training sessions to R&I and HE communities in Europe and beyond. Throughout the project’s lifetime, attention will be paid to seeking modalities and solutions for ensuring the sustainability of the GE Academy project beyond the EU funding period.

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Net EU contribution
€ 287 406,25
55535 Thessaloniki

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Βόρεια Ελλάδα Κεντρική Μακεδονία Θεσσαλονίκη
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Total cost
€ 287 406,25

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