genSET - gender in science. Dialogue and Action for Gender Equality & Research Excellence in European Science

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From 01/09/2009 to 29/02/2012

The goal of GenSET is to develop practical ways in which gender knowledge and gender mainstreaming expertise can be incorporated within European science institutions in order to improve individual and collective capacity for action to increase women’s participation in science. This will be achieved by facilitating a sustainable, collaborative dialogue between gender experts and science leaders to agree on practical guidelines for implementing gender action plans within existing institutional mechanisms. 

The project focuses five key areas where gender bias disadvantages women’s participation in science: 1) assessment of women’s work; 2) recruitment and retention; 3) science knowledge-making; 4) research process; 5) science excellence value system. 
The dialogue will be facilitated by GenSET through a range of capacity building support activities, including consensus seminars, interactive workshops and dissemination and valorisation events. The outcome will be increased capability of European institutions to implement gender equality policy recommendations and a strengthened position on research excellence in the European Science Area.

The genSET Consensus Report: Recommendations for Action on the Gender Dimension in Science file:///C:/Users/U0D02032/Downloads/genSET%20Consensus%20Report%20Recommendations%20for%20Action%20on%20the%20Gender%20Dimension%20in%20Science.pdf 
  • Portia Ltd London, UK (Project Coordinator)
  • Department of Thematic Studies- Gender Studies, Linköping University, Sweden
  • Institute for Applied and Computational Mathematics, Greece
  • Science Shop Vienna, Austria
Dr. Elizabeth Pollitzer
Portia Ltd London – Effective Strategies for Gender Equality in Science
Total cost: EUR 1. 198. 630
EU contribution: EUR 1. 036. 232
Project reference: 244301
Funded under: FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2009-1

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