From 2010 – 2012, the Partners in the GENDERA initiative will strive to make a change to the balance of gender in research organisations in Europe. By raising awareness in a wide cross-section of today's society, GENDERA aims to re-address the balance of gender within research organisations and higher education organisations across Europe. The role of women in specific disciplines and in decision making positions will be strengthened through dialogue (the gender debate) and the implementation of best practices. From 2010 onwards, the GENDERA partners will collect, systemise and analyse existing policies and programmes in order to identify good practices that are already having a positive effect on ensuring that women get higher in research organisations and higher education institutions and achieve decision-making positions.
The project is supported by the European Commission under the FP7 Capacities programme.
GENDERA is coordinated by Tudományos és Technológiai Alapítvány (Hungary). Other partners in the project are the Center for European Initiatives and Research in the Mediterranean (Spain), National Documentation Centre/ National Hellenic Research Foundation (EKT/NHRF) (Greece), Jozef Stefan Institute (Slovenia), Univerzita Mateja Bela (Slovakia), Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH (Austria), Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum (Germany), Agencia per la Promozione della Ricerca Europea (Italy) and ORT Braude College of Engineering (Israel). The project information brochure can be downloaded here
** We are pleased to announce that the deadline for registering to the European Conference will be extended until the evening of Wednesday, 14th March **
The European Commission has supported the “Gender Debate in the European Research Area” by financing a project, which focuses on current issues around gender and research in research organisations and higher education institutions. Good practices which support female researchers to advance along research career ladders are documented in an interactive database on this website.
Nevertheless all countries face the common challenge that policies and action plans have not adequately led to a significant change in the numbers of female researchers reaching leading research positions. As a result it is necessary to consider the topic from other perspectives including research and organisational cultures as well as diversity being a driver for innovation.
What policy changes are needed to make further advances? What role does structural change play? And how can innovation be driven by considering gender? And what can be learnt by gendering research?
The conference “Maximising Innovation Potential through Diversity in Research Organisations” will gather experts from international and European organisations presenting and discussing how we can achieve a better impact in our gender activities. The conference invites all stakeholders to join the debate for increasing the innovation potential through more diversity and gender equality in research and innovation processes. Discuss with experts current and future policy on gender and innovation.
Join the conference to continue the debate. You are invited to join the conference to add your ideas for advancing women researchers’ careers. Discuss with experts current and future policy on gender and innovation.x