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Gender Debate in the European Research Area

Objective

Despite their increasing participation in higher education and research, women are significantly underrepresented in certain disciplines and remarkably few women remain in top jobs in science. As attracting the best researchers with proportional representation of women and men is integral to the success of ERA and essential for the competitiveness of Europe, it is vital to ensure gender balance in research by changing the way of recruitment and career development. Based on available analyses and recommendations aimed to improve the situation of women in science, GENDERA will identify and discuss good practices of gender balance on national and European levels by networking and in workshops. The project will demonstrate the factors that limit the participation of women in specific scientific fields as well as in decision making positions, and introduce real-life implementation examples to top decision makers of research and higher education institutions. Using a shared Communication Plan, GENDERA partners will persuade the above leaders that the critical review and change of institutional recruitment, promotion and nomination policies–and their gender-related aspects–will contribute to the scientific, professional and economic success of their organisations. The understanding of this correlation will result in the commitment of the national actors who are in the position to advance the situation of women in research, with special emphasis to their representation in research management. Practical guidelines including recommendations and "model gender policies" will be developed during the project. The final European conference will discuss the project’s results. GENDERA will contribute to changing the conscious/unconscious "male-is-better" attitude widespread in research organisations, will foster improvements in the representation of women in decision making bodies, and thus increase the possibility to make their voices heard on the national and European level.

Call for proposal

FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2009-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

BAY ZOLTAN ALKALMAZOTT KUTATASI KOZHASZNU NONPROFIT KFT.
Address
Kondorfa Utca 1
1116 Budapest
Hungary
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Katalin Kurucz (Ms.)

Participants (9)

TUDOMANYOS ES TECHNOLOGIAI ALAPITVANY

Participation ended

Hungary
EU contribution
€ 94 214
Address
Bem Jozsef U. 2 2
1027 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gabor Borsi (Mr.)
FUNDACIO CENTRE D'INICIATIVES I RECERQUES EUROPEES A LA MEDITERRANIA - CIREM
Spain
EU contribution
€ 91 346
Address
Travessera De Les Corts 39-43
08028 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Caprile (Ms.)
ETHNIKO IDRYMA EREVNON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 60 262
Address
Vas Konstantinou 48
11635 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Paraskevi Sachini (Dr.)
INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 110 606
Address
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dunja Mladenic (Dr.)
UNIVERZITA MATEJA BELA V BANSKEJ BYSTRICI
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 49 106
Address
Narodna 12
974 01 Banska Bystrica
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alexandra Bitusikova (Dr.)
JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 124 755
Address
Leonhardstrasse 59
8010 Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Helene Schiffbaenker (Mrs.)
STEINBEIS INNOVATION GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 136 436
Address
Willi Bleicher Strasse 19
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Petra Puechner (Dr.)
AGENZIA PER LA PROMOZIONE DELLA RICERCA EUROPEA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 57 908
Address
Via Cavour 71
00184 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Claudia Zurlo (Dr.)
ORT BRAUDE COLLEGE
Israel
EU contribution
€ 74 033
Address
Snunit Street 51
21982 Karmiel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Judith Abrahami (Dr.)