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Female Empowerment in Science and Technology Academia

Objective

FESTA is concerned with implementing changes in the working environment of academic researchers, to encourage female researchers to stay and make a career in the academy and to create organizational environments where their competence is valued and fostered. In particular, we address the working environment of researchers in the lower levels of their careers, to make it possible for them to advance to the ranks of highest scientific expertise. The different partner institutions will take actions on some core issues, which have seldom been directly addressed in previous research or implementation, in particular on the level of the daily environment of researchers: formal and informal decision making processes, meeting cultures, PhD supervision, perceptions of excellence in hiring processes and in the work environment, and resistance to equality measures. FESTA partners are geographically diverse and come from universities and research institutions of different sizes and with different histories. The consortium consists of researchers in science and technology, social scientists with a solid background in research on gender in academia, persons with governing and administrative positions on high levels in the institutional hierarchy, and gender equality officers. As gender equality projects are seldom simply transferable from one context to another, FESTA actions will be carefully analyzed in regard to the contextual success and failure factors. FESTA will come out with a variety of measures which research environments in different European contexts can use in addressing core issues in their gender equality work. These will be formulated as toolkits and manuals and disseminated both nationally and on the European level in workshops, conferences and through the different networks of the FESTA partners, in addition to web and paper publishing.

Starting date: 1st day of the month after the last signature of the GA parties

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/gender studies/gender equality

Call for proposal

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

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Sweden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 390 243,26
Administrative Contact
Minna Salminen-Karlsson (Dr.)

Participants (7)

SIAULIU UNIVERSITETAS

Participation ended

Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 944,51
Address
Vilniaus 88
LT-76285 Siauliu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Virginija Sidlauskiene (Dr.)
SYDDANSK UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 354 529,49
Address
Campusvej 55
5230 Odense M
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eva Sophia Myers (Ms.)
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 287 683
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Wolffram Andrea (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 455 812
Address
National Technological Park, Plassey
- Limerick
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ita Richardson (Dr.)
FONDAZIONE BRUNO KESSLER
Italy
EU contribution
€ 483 645,74
Address
Via Santa Croce 77
38122 Trento
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Umberto Silvestri (Dr.)
ISTANBUL TEKNIK UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 347 970
Address
Ayazaga Kampusu
34469 Maslak Istanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gülsün Sağlamer (Prof.)
SOUTH-WEST UNIVERSITY NEOFIT RILSKI
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 248 352
Address
Ivan Mihailov Street 66
2700 Blagoevgrad
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Georgi Apostolov (Dr.)