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Supporting and Implementing Plans for Gender Equality in Academia and Research

Supporting and Implementing Plans for Gender Equality in Academia and Research

Objective

SPEAR will initiate institutional change in nine European research performing organizations (RPOs) by implementing gender equality plans. Despite numerous EU-wide projects aimed at improving gender equality (GE) in academia, challenges persist, and GE practitioners and change agents experience fatigue and lack of support structures. SPEAR offers supportive structures through its interconnected Community of Learning (CoL) and Community of Practice (CoP). CoL will provide learning platforms while CoP provides an arena for experience exchanges. Both are crucial to successful and sustainable implementation of gender equality plans (GEPs), a key instrument to improving GE. SPEAR’s central objective is to support and implement GEPs, based on a step-by-step guide to GEP implementation devised by the European Institute for Gender Equality, through following a methodological path committed to creative, open, mitigating, processual, accountable, SMART and sustainable changes (SPEAR’s COMPASS). Integral to SPEAR’s project design is an enhanced impartial evaluation scheme to boost the feedback and learning of participants throughout the project. SPEAR employs strategic dissemination to boost its central sustainability commitment during and after SPEAR.
SPEAR’s consortium numbers eleven partners, three of which have some experience with GE work while six have little or no experience. The first three will coordinate sessions during CoL and provide crucial support and best-practice guidance during structured interactions in CoP. Two task partners handle evaluation and dissemination. An advisory group representing key GE-stakeholders is affiliated.
SPEAR aims to foster sustainability in GE-practices in academia through a range of measures and outcomes, including ties to other EU-based GE projects, network and community building within and beyond SPEAR, and formulation of practicable policy recommendations.

Coordinator

SYDDANSK UNIVERSITET

Address

Campusvej 55
5230 Odense M

Denmark

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 533 760

Participants (10)

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UPPSALA UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 298 031,25

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 291 947,50

EUROPA MEDIA SZOLGALTATO NON PROFITKOZHASZNU KFT

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 267 750

JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 342 520

SOUTH-WEST UNIVERSITY NEOFIT RILSKI

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 122 625

PLOVDIVSKI UNIVERSITET PAISIY HILENDARSKI

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 122 625

VILNIAUS UNIVERSITETAS

Lithuania

EU Contribution

€ 132 125

VYTAUTO DIDZIOJO UNIVERSITETAS

Lithuania

EU Contribution

€ 231 875

UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 326 875

SVEUCILISTE U RIJECI

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 326 875

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 824544

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2019

  • End date

    31 December 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.5.f.

H2020-EU.5.b.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 997 008,75

  • EU contribution

    € 2 997 008,75

Coordinated by:

SYDDANSK UNIVERSITET

Denmark