We contribute to advancing gender equality in the European Research Area through capacity building, policy exchange and coordination, and provision of strategic policy advice.

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Knowledge and skills needs of consortium members identified

To launch its capacity building activities, the GENDERACTIONplus consortium carried out a needs assessment survey aimed at assessing project partner’s knowledge and identifying priorities, preferences, and needs. The results will guide the development of the plan for the policy and RFO Communities of Practice (CoPs).   The results show that in both the CoP, respondents have a good understanding of the institutional and policy context at regional and national level (institutional functioning, legal and policy context, relevant stakeholders) and of GEP design and implementation. Moreover, they have a fair level of soft skills (communication, negotiation, stakeholder engagement, participatory methods and techniques).   Although slight differences can be observed between the two CoPs as well as between respondents with different levels of work experience in gender equality (1-5 years compared to more than 5 years), intersectionality and gender+ approaches and dealing with resistance stand out as points of common and high interest. The...

Call for Action to End Gender-Based Violence

Join the effort to end gender-based violence in academia. Both individuals and organisations are invited to endorse the Call for Action. The time to act is now! Call for Action WORKING TOWARDS SAFE AND RESPECTFUL HIGHER EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOR ALL was launched as an outcome of the conference Ending gender-based violence in academia organised in Prague on 24 and 25 November 2022 under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, within the framework of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU. The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic, holding the Presidency of the Research configuration of the Council of the EU in the second semester of 2022, strongly supports this Call for Action and invites all relevant stakeholders in the EU, including Research Performing Organisations, Research Funding Organisations, EU Member States and European Commission, to take action and to build...

General Assembly

We met on 12 October online to discuss our tasks and future plans. And what are our outputs so far? D1.1 Project Handbook submitted (download in PDF) D8.1 Communication and dissemination plan and promotion kit submitted (download in PDF) M1: Advisory board set up (see the details) M2: Working groups of Research Funding Organisations Community of Practices set up (see details here) SharePoint, the web-based collaborative platform to support the work of the consortium, launched​ Needs assessment for capacity building and mutual learning was implemented, and the upcoming activities were agreed Benchmark survey of national policies and RFOs launched​ Our 1st stakeholder engagement took place (see more)

1st GENDERACTIONplus engagement event

Consultation brings together student and early-career researcher organisations across Europe to identify needs on tackling gender-based violence in academia The EU-funded GENDERACTIONplus project held its first stakeholder engagement event on 21 September 2022 to discuss ways of tackling gender-based violence in academia. Representatives of student and early-career researcher associations from across Europe shared their views and needs during the online workshop. Caption: Participants in the online workshop represented student and early-career researcher associations from 10 countries. Photo: GENDERACTIONplus At the start of the workshop,  Marcela Linková, GENDERACTIONplus project coordinator project and Head of the Centre for Gender and Science at  the Czech Academy of Sciences in the Czech Republic, provided an overview of the aims and planned impacts of the GENDERACTIONplus project and how it is working to advance gender equality in the European Research Area, with gender-based violence in academia as one of its five key thematic areas. This...

Our objectives

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Develop strategic policy advice on existing and emerging policy solutions in the five key thematic areas in the two Communities of Practice.

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Enhance the policymaking process through engaging with stakeholders, CSOs and citizens, as relevant, in the five key areas.

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Build capacities, competence and expertise for gender equality and mainstreaming in R&I among the policy and Research Funding Organisation Communities of Practice members, with special attention to countries with a less comprehensive policy.

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Create impact through communication, dissemination and exploitation, including National Impact Plans and an EU impact plan.

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Intersectionality and inclusiveness

We wil explore the use of terminology, existing policies and practices on intersectionality, diversity and inclusiveness in research and innovation in the ERA, and ensure that the gender+ perspective is mainstreamed into GENDERACTIONplus topics.

We aim at policy coordination and capacity building on gender-based violence and sexual harassment in Research Funding Organisations, Research Performing Organisations and national authorities, through policy benchmarking and targeted mutual learning and development of strategic policy advice.

Gender-based violence

Gender dimension in R&I

We will enhance policy coordination across the EU Member States and Associated Countries to advance the gender dimension in research and innovation from an intersectional perspective through the whole cycle of research and innovation funding.

We will provide indicators for monitoring the implementation of inclusive gender equality policies at the national level. Presented through a dashboard on the project website, indicators will be advanced, and will complement the ERA scoreboard and the ERA monitoring.

Monitoring and evaluation of GE actions

Promoting institutional change

We will develop a system for monitoring and evaluating the implementation and impact of Gender Equality Plans in order to support institutional change as the main instrument to promote inclusive gender equality in the new ERA.

Outputs

  • Policy mapping and benchmarking
  • Strategic policy advice
  • Mutual learning and capacity building
  • ERA stakeholder and citizen engagement