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Gender Equality Plans for Information Sciences and Technology Research Institutions

Gender Equality Plans for Information Sciences and Technology Research Institutions

Objective

EQUAL-IST aims at introducing structural changes to enhance gender equality within Information Systems and Technology Research institutions, which have been demonstrated to be among the research sectors most affected by gender inequalities at all levels. The project aims at supporting seven RPOs from Northern, Southern and Central European countries plus a CSI country, in developing and implementing Gender Equality Action Plans. All the 7 RPOs of the EQUAL-IST consortium are at a starting stage in the setting up of GEPs and they have also ensured the support of the highest management levels both from their faculties and university as whole.
The project will combine gender mainstreaming and positive actions on 3 main levels: HR practices and management processes, research design and delivery, student services and institutional communication. For addressing and solving issues of horizontal and vertical segregation in research and administrative careers, work life balance, gender neutral-blind approaches to IST research, gender gaps in students’ enrollment, EQUAL-IST will try to operate at the same time on organizational structures, discourses and behaviors.
In addition, EQUAL-IST will promote a participatory approach towards Gender Equality Policies based on co-design and at the same time ensuring the active dialogue with and involvement of top decision makers at the partner RPOs. By setting up a dedicated crowdsourcing- online collaborative platform the project will support both the initial internal assessment of the RPOs and the GEPs design process. EQUAL-IST toolkits and guidelines, lessons learned and used methodologies will be disseminated broadly in Europe and other CSI countries with a communication strategy focused on IST Research Institutions and RFOs and through collaboration with the EURAXESS network, in order to support ERA objectives in relation to gender equality in research.

Coordinator

VILABS OE

Address

Thermokoitida Technopolis Vepe Technopoli Pylaia
55535 Thessaloniki

Greece

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 343 062,50

Participants (8)

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UNIVERSITA CA' FOSCARI VENEZIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 289 850

WESTFAELISCHE WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAET MUENSTER

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 263 550

UNIVERSITAT LIECHTENSTEIN

Liechtenstein

TURUN YLIOPISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 222 750

KAUNO TECHNOLOGIJOS UNIVERSITETAS

Lithuania

EU Contribution

€ 146 915

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MODENA E REGGIO EMILIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 317 150

UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 150 440

SIMON KUZNETS KHARKIV NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS

Ukraine

EU Contribution

€ 123 500

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 710549

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2016

  • End date

    31 May 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.5.b.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 857 217,50

  • EU contribution

    € 1 857 217,50

Coordinated by:

VILABS OE

Greece