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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.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /social sciences/sociology/social problems/social inequality
  • /social sciences/sociology/gender studies/gender equality

Call for proposal

H2020-GERI-2015-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

VILABS OE
Address
Thermokoitida Technopolis Vepe Technopoli Pylaia
55535 Thessaloniki
Greece
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 343 062,50

Participants (8)

UNIVERSITA CA' FOSCARI VENEZIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 289 850
Address
Dorsoduro 3246
30123 Venezia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WESTFAELISCHE WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAET MUENSTER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 263 550
Address
Schlossplatz 2
48149 Muenster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT LIECHTENSTEIN
Liechtenstein
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Furst Franz Josef Strasse
9490 Vaduz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TURUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 222 750
Address
Yliopistonmaki
20014 Turku
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KAUNO TECHNOLOGIJOS UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 146 915
Address
K Donelaicio 73
44029 Kaunas
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MODENA E REGGIO EMILIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 317 150
Address
Via Universita 4
41121 Modena
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 150 440
Address
Largo Do Paco
4704 553 Braga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SIMON KUZNETS KHARKIV NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 123 500
Address
Lenina Av 9-A
61166 Kharkiv
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments