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Gender Equality in Engineering through Communication and Commitment

Objective

GEECCO aims to establish tailor-made Gender Equality Plans (GEPs) in 4 European RPOs and to implement the gender dimension in 2 RFOs (funding schemes, programmes and review processes). All participating RPOs are located in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) field, where gender equality is still a serious problem and whose innovations are increasingly important in the knowledge-based economies. It is thus a question of excellence, competitiveness and justice to achieve gender equity within STEM-institutions, including policy and decision making bodies. Concerning the gender dimension in research programmes RFOs are the key to substantial changes and thus a crucial part of the aspired transformation. GEECCO will pursue the following objectives in order to enhance systemic institutional change towards gender equality in the STEM-field: (i) Setting up change framework and a tailor-made GEP for each participating RPO; (ii) Implementing gender criteria in the activities of RFOs; (iii) Setting up a self-reflective learning environment in and between all RPOs und RFOs to participate from existing experiences and match them with their specific needs and circumstances. Facilitators will build up appropriate communication structures and processes within the RPOs and RFOs. They will enable the RPOs and RFOs to help themselves in the longer term dealing with internal resistances against gender equality. (iv) Evaluate GEP implementation within the participating RPOs and RFOs with a quantitative evaluation using monitoring indicators and a qualitative monitoring to enhance and fine-tune implemented actions over the course of the project. GEECCO will develop the “GEECCO Experience: Dos and Don’ts while Degenderizing the STEM Field”, a guideline for RPOs and RFOs in the STEM field how to promote gender equality in the STEM field and intends to participate in standardization processes at EU level to measure “gender balance performance” of RPOs and RFOs.

Call for proposal

H2020-SwafS-2016-1
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Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 445 475

Participants (8)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI MEDITERRANEA DI REGGIO CALABRIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 278 690
Address
Via Salita Melissari Feo Di Vito
89124 Reggio Calabria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
POLITECHNIKA KRAKOWSKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 190 750
Address
Warszawska 24
31 155 Krakow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 262 882
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNOLOGICKA AGENTURA CESKE REPUBLIKY
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 154 750
Address
Evropska 1692/37
160 00 Praha
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
WIENER WISSENSCHAFTS FORSCHUNGS UND TECHNOLOGIEFONDS
Austria
EU contribution
€ 141 388
Address
Schlickgasse 3/12
1090 Vienna
Activity type
Research Organisations
YELLOW WINDOW
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 185 625
Address
Mechelsesteenweg 64 Bus 701
2018 Antwerpen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
B-NK GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 145 182
Address
Schonbrunner Strasse 59-61/10 (3.Stock)
1050 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GESIS-LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR SOZIALWISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 220 750
Address
B6, 4-5
68159 Mannheim
Activity type
Research Organisations