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|Region:||Bratislava Self-governing Region|
|Name of Organisation:||Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information (SCSTI)|
|Main implementing organisation:||Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information (SCSTI)|
|Line of Business:||CVTI is a national information centre and a specialised scientific library of the Slovak Republic focused on all branches of technology and selected areas of natural, economic and social sciences and humanities.|
|End Date:||Still Ongoing|
|Number of Employees||110||75.45 %|
|Employees in R&D||55||0 %|
|Number of Employees in Top Positions||56||19.64 %|
|Transferability of the initiative||Programme has been taken from another context (i.e. country, sector or size of organization)|
|Programme has already been transferred or will be transferred to another context|
|Type of initiative referring to strategic objectives||individual|
|Type of initiative, located on the stage of career progression of women scientists||Career entry|
Short term objectives:
Long term objectives:
• Lack of public information on the everyday work and life of female scientists (life-work balance) and lack of awareness of gender equality issues in all career stages.
The Governmental Act No. 103 of the 7th February 2007 approved the Strategy for the popularisation of science and research in the society. In line with the strategy, the Ministry of Education and Science established the National centre for popularisation of science and technology in the society as a support mechanism in the area of the popularisation of science in Slovakia. NCP VaT started its activities in June 2007 and is supposed to organise and publicise activities related to popularisation of science in the society covering also the topic of women in science.
One of the main initiatives has been the managament of the Central information portal for research, science and innovation (CIP VVI) that gives broad information covering science, research and innovation for diverse groups of the population. The main initiative for these activities was driven and supported by the Ministry of education and science.
Equal opportunity measures in the organisation were not explicitely expressed, but supported.
For all initiatives within the CIP the target groups are:
For the specific module „Women in science“ there are two target groups:
Direct target groups:
Indirect target groups:
Who was responsible for conducting the initiative (function) and where was the initiative internally settled?
How many people (men & women) conducted the initiative?
What resources (time and money) were available to implement the initiative?
The initiative was financially supported from the budget of the Ministry of Education (not possible to find out exact number).
How was the initiative internally managed and supervised?
The Head of the National centre for popularisation of science and research held the main responsibility.
How was the initiative implemented, what were the steps to be taken? What activities were carried out?
Activities are described in Demonstrable success.
How was the initiative accepted by the target groups?
The initiative was met with a positive public response – see the number of visiotrs in Demonstrable success.
Technical problems in preparing and managing the web-portal so that it can serve different target groups.
Improving the expertise and the prestige of the centre.
The initiative is an on-going process and has been accepted as an organisational standard.
The director of the National centre for the popularisation of science and research has been responsible for the sustainability of the concept
The creation of sub-portals on the agenda „The science and society“ has been done in line with the EU portal Science and Society“:
Any activities published on the portal are transferable into other social and cultural environments and contexts.
The key strategy is rooted into the overall strategy of equal opportunities in research and science. At the same time it is part of the strategy of the popularisation of science and technology in the society.
Using a range of popularisation activities is a key to the support of gender equality/ balance in research and science and helps in raising awareness of the importance of the issue among the general public as well as in academia and R&D.
The initiative is a good and the first practice in the Slovak context of the academic approach towards gender equality that has a broader impact on awareness raising both in academia among university leadership and academics, and in general public.
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