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Structural Transformation to Achieve Gender Equality in Science

Objective

STAGES has the general aim of making the most of the unprecedented opportunity, provided for by the EC, to leave the logic of pilot projects behind and launch structural change strategies addressing the many and interconnected layers of the problem of gender inequality in science from an integrated perspective, deeply involving human resources management in research institutions, modifying and gendering its basic tenets. Under the coordination of a national Government, and assisted by a research centre specialised in gender and science, 5 research institutes/universities from Italy, Germany, Denmark, Romania and the Netherlands will each implement a self tailored action plan including activities such as, among others: awareness-raising initiatives in high level institutional bodies; training modules on gender equality for internal decision makers; mentoring programmes for young women scientists; actions to enhance the visibility of women scientists; updated management and research assessment standards; course content development; leadership development; work-life balance measures; gender quotas in committees; promotion and retention policies. Negotiation with all relevant actors will play a key role in order to assure the effectiveness of the action plans and the future sustainability of the actions after the project lifespan. Sharing know how and experience will enhance the planned activities in a real time basis, giving the implementation a more participative and flexible approach. A set of central activities, including technical assistance, evaluation, accompanying research and drafting guidelines has been devised to facilitate the implementation of the action plans. International meetings on Gender and Science will be held and a special attention will be paid to dissemination activities, both at national and European level, also through the creation of national committees in the countries of each consortium member.

Call for proposal

FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2011-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

DIPARTIMENTO PER I DIRITTI E LE PARI OPPORTUNITA
Address
Largo Chigi 19
00187 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 541 422
Administrative Contact
Michele Palma (Mr.)

Participants (6)

ASSEMBLEA DELLE DONNE PER LO SVILUPPO E LA LOTTA ALL'ESCLUSIONE SOCIALE -ASDO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 370 755
Address
Via Guido Reni 56
00196 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Giovanna Declich (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 418 538
Address
Via Festa Del Perdono 7
20122 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Daniela Falcinelli (Dr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 323 241
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andrea Zeumann (Ms.)
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 418 409
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Karin Lykke (Ms.)
UNIVERSITATEA ALEXANDRU IOAN CUZA DIN IASI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 423 037
Address
Bulevardul Carol I 11
700506 Iasi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Doina Balahur (Prof.)
STICHTING RADBOUD UNIVERSITEIT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 294 357
Address
Houtlaan 4
6525 XZ Nijmegen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ingeborg Louise Bleijenbergh (Dr.)