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Improving the gender diversity management in materials research institutions

Objective

DIVERSITY is a 36 months CSA (Supporting) project involving 14 partners from 11 European countries (Germany, Austria, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Slovenia, UK, Slovakia, Greece). It represents a pilot initiative of networking policy makers, human resources experts, women scientists’ networks, and scientists to support the institutional culture change for a greater inclusiveness of women scientists in materials research organisations. The project objective is to identify policies and implementation activities to improve gender diversity management in materials research organisations by: a) strengthening the role of women in scientific decision making, b) supporting the materials research institutions to create their individual profile on the basis of principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for their Recruitment, c) enhancing the solidarity and involvement of men decision makers in promoting gender equality in scientific decision making , d) raising awareness within the scientific community, in the general public and among policy makers about gender and research. The activities planned are logically organised in 6 work packages, which can be grouped into three stages: In the first stage, the focus will be on benchmarking and monitoring the gender equality & diversity measures in participating research institutions in order to identify the best practice examples as well as the reasons behind low participation of women in decision making process. The second stage aims to support the materials research institutions to create their individual profile on the basis of the principles of the Charter and Code and to provide guidelines and recommendations for improving the transparency in recruitment, promotion and nomination in order to increase the proportion of women at the highest levels of research. The third stage is dedicated to awareness raising and dissemination activities.

Field of science

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

Call for proposal

FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2008-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER FESTKOERPER- UND WERKSTOFFFORSCHUNG DRESDEN E.V.
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 20
01069 Dresden
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 69 876,87
Administrative Contact
Oliver Gutfleisch (Dr.)

Participants (13)

WIRTSCHAFTSUNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 17 960,16
Address
Welthandelsplatz 1
1020 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Wolfgang Mayrhofer (Prof.)
PLATEFORME EUROPEENNE DES FEMMES SCIENTIFIQUES AISBL

Participation ended

Belgium
EU contribution
€ 3 483,60
Address
Rue D Arlon 38
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Maren Jochimsen (Dr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 38 573,50
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jean Xavier Boucherle (Dr.)
GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAT GOTTINGEN STIFTUNG OFFENTLICHEN RECHTS
Germany
EU contribution
€ 14 231
Address
Wilhelmsplatz 1
37073 Gottingen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kurt Von Figura (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 47 722
Address
Calle Campus Universitario Sn Cerdanyola V
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Xavier Leal (Mr.)
INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 12 626
Address
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Regina Grunde (Ms.)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 14 231
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Natascha Wallburg (Ms.)
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 42 312,40
Address
-
41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ingrid Jakobson (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 11 138,07
Address
Via Giuseppe Verdi 8
10124 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alessandro De Filippo (Mr.)
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 20 565,40
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alana Davies
SLOVENSKA TECHNICKA UNIVERZITA V BRATISLAVE
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 9 416
Address
Vazovova 5
81243 Bratislava
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Oliver Moravcik (Prof.)
PANEPISTIMIO IOANNINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 8 881
Address
Panepistemioypole Panepistemio Ioanninon
45110 Ioannina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christina Lekka (Dr.)
SAECHSISCHES STAATSMINISTERIUM FUR WISSENSCHAFT, KULTUR UND TOURISMUS
Germany
EU contribution
€ 4 066
Address
Wigardstrasse 17
01097 Dresden
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eva-Maria Stange (Dr.)