GENDER-NET. Promoting gender equality in research institutions and the integration of the gender dimension in research contents

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From 15/10/2013 to 14/10/2016
GENDER-NET is a pilot transnational research policy initiative designed to address the common challenges still facing European research institutions in achieving gender equality in research and innovation. By providing a strategic networking and cooperation framework for national/regional actors developing and implementing public research programmes and policies, the GENDER-NET ERA-NET scheme aims at:
  1. Engaging EU Member states and Associated countries into globally modernising their institutions through structural change, by developing and implementing gender equality plans or equivalent initiatives, and consequently improving the recruitment and career paths of female scientists as well as the working conditions of both women and men;
  2. Ensuring scientific excellence, stimulating new knowledge and leading to technological innovations, by improving the integration of sex and gender analysis into all phases of basic and applied research;
  3. Supporting coherent monitoring and reporting of progress made with common indicators to assess achievements;
  4. Reducing fragmentation across the ERA by helping reach a critical mass of research organisations and universities across Europe.

Upcoming Resources

  • Analysis report on existing gender equality plans and initiatives at national/regional level.
  • Analysis report on existing gender equality plans and initiatives in selected research institutions.
  • Analysis report on existing gender equality awards and corresponding stimulatory initiatives.
  • Compendium of existing national and regional initiatives on the integration of the gender dimension in research contents including country and institution facts sheets.
  • Comparative analysis report on gendering research contents.
  • Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France (Coordinator)
  • Ministère de l’Éducation Nationale, de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche, France
  • Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, Spain
  • Research Council of Norway, Norway
  • State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation, Switzerland
  • Equality Challenge Unit, UK
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Canada
  • The Higher Education Authority, Ireland
  • Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique, Belgium
  • Research Promotion Foundation, Cyprus
  • Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, Slovenia
  • National Academy of Sciences, USA
Dr. Anne Pépin
[email protected]
Director of the Mission for the Place of Women at CNRS
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France
Total cost: EUR 1.931.665
EU contribution: EUR 1. 545.219
Project reference: 618124
Funded under: FP7-SIS-ERANET-2013-RTD

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